‘Fire Prepared’ – Stepping into 2020

We are stepping into a new year and I have always believed that the best way to do it is by planning for the best and being prepared for the worst. 2019 was a year of many events, incidents, achievements and few disasters. On one side the country took pride…

Towards Clean Air: Celebrating the Innovative Indian

It is now well established that the declining air quality in India poses a substantial health risk to the country’s population. The past few weeks have especially been eye-opening, as a thick curtain of smog settled on cities in North India. And as the winter months approach, the air is…

Women in Indian Sports: Levelling the Playing Field

In India, sports and physical activity have historically been considered masculine activities, while girls are usually considered better suited for the kitchen. The examples of women in sport like Mary Kom, the only woman boxer to have won a medal in each one of the first seven World Championships, and…

The Lion King Matters

World Lion Day: Save the Asiatic Lions “Everything you see exists together in a delicate balance. As king, you need to understand that balance and respect all the creatures, from the crawling ant to the leaping antelope” – Mufasa (from Lion King movie) I wish I could describe how I…

ICC World Cup 2019 – The Business Beyond Boundaries

The showpiece tournament of cricket is on and the passion is ubiquitous. From it returning to England for the fifth time to everyone swaying on the tunes of the first-ever World Cup Anthem by the newly added sponsors, Uber, it would not be wrong to say that cricket is in…

India Takes Another Big Leap in Space

With ASAT India adds another feather to its capabilities in Space Recently, after India tested its anti-satellite missile ASAT and successfully destroyed a satellite in a 300-km orbit, India entered into the elite club of three nations – the US, China and Russia – which possess this capability. The story…

Elections in the Age of Social Media

Elections are no longer just fought on the streets or constituencies. They have transcended from the physical world to the virtual world. So have the complexities and the conflicts related to elections. Authorities who have the task of ensuring free and fair elections now have to face a new kind…

Balakot Strike: A Welcome Departure from Past Strategy of Restraint

Moving away from our traditional past restraint the Narendra Modi government recently decided to breach Pakistan’s air space and hit terrorist camps there. This is a significant departure from the country’s policy of not crossing the Line of Control (LoC). It is a big bold move, and as many would…

Hit Pakistan Where it Hurts Most and Win over Kashmiris

The unbridled angst and anger among people in India after the Pulwama attack on CRPF convoy is understandable. The sight of the bodies of so many martyred Jawans wrapped in tricolor is overwhelming enough for all citizens of the country. Some of this pent-up emotion is even resulting in an…

The Technology War Brewing Between China and the US

So, the war is out in open. Recently, the headline of an Op-ed piece in The Washington Post screams, `It is not a trade war with China. It is a tech war’. The Op-ed piece, penned by Michael Morell, former acting director of Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), elucidates that the…
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