King Charles’ Speech Highlights Keir Starmer’s Promises

LONDON: The King’s Speech was delivered on...

Achala Moulik

Love across time and space

These extracts are from ‘Phantom Lovers’ comprising two novellas ,‘With Fate Conspire’ and ‘Wait!’ The tales make four lovers face despair and ordeals as...

70 years on: Coup that deposed Mossadegh and changed Iran’s destiny

The overthrow of Prime Minister Mossadegh in August 1953 set into motion a chain of tragic events. In 1908, two Englishmen discovered the enormous oil...

‘Science without conscience is the ruin of the soul’

Robert Oppenheimer’s tryst with the Bhagavad Gita. BENGALURU The quotation, “Science without conscience is the ruin of the Soul” was not coined by a pious Oriental...

A turning point in Afghanistan’s destiny

Deposing of King Zahir Shah and thereafter, 17 July 1973. BENGALURU Fifty years ago in the summer of 1973, Mohammed Zahir Shah, King of Afghanistan,...

A kingdom for a song

The coronation of Charles III was truly spectacular. For a while people forgot the high inflation, shortage of food and fuel, strikes of nurses,...

A kingdom for a song

The coronation of Charles III was truly spectacular. For a while people forgot the high inflation, shortage of food and fuel, strikes of nurses,...

A kingdom for a song

The coronation of Charles III was truly spectacular. For a while people forgot the high inflation, shortage of food and fuel, strikes of nurses,...

House them well: Return of Indian artefacts

BENGALURU: Loot and plunder have been an accepted part of warfare and the victor’s spoils. From times immemorial the victor has looted the property...

Only white lives matter to Mr Guterres

UN chief António Guterres is nowhere to be seen in Turkey or Syria. For five days the world has been seeing apocalyptic scenes of disaster,...

Only white lives matter to Mr Guterres

UN chief António Guterres is nowhere to be seen in Turkey or Syria. For five days the world has been seeing apocalyptic scenes of disaster,...

Only white lives matter to Mr Guterres

UN chief António Guterres is nowhere to be seen in Turkey or Syria. For five days the world has been seeing apocalyptic scenes of disaster,...

September 1942-February 1943: Battle of Stalingrad marked the beginning of Nazi Germany’s end

It is no small irony that the victory of the communist Red Army saved western capitalism from Nazi victory.   The Battle of Stalingrad was the...

G20 in India, the seashore of humanity

BENGALURU: In the melancholy days of foreign rule, when India’s future seemed bleak, an Indian poet, Atul Prasad Sen, wrote a wistful poem, “One...

Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev was A man of good intentions

Gorbachev was not the required Bronze Horseman. He did not possess the valour of Alexander Nevsky, the versatile vision of Peter the Great, the...

350 years of Putin’s hero, Peter the Great

Peter the Great reformed Russia’s medieval political structure, developed trade and commerce. He established a modernised Russian navy and army.   BENGALURU: On 9 June 1672,...

Rewriting History

Interpretations of Indian history took a regressive turn when Company rule ended and Indian administration came directly under the Crown. Pursuing Mill’s dilettantism, Queen...

Rewriting History

Interpretations of Indian history took a regressive turn when Company rule ended and Indian administration came directly under the Crown. Pursuing Mill’s dilettantism, Queen...

Rewriting History

Interpretations of Indian history took a regressive turn when Company rule ended and Indian administration came directly under the Crown. Pursuing Mill’s dilettantism, Queen...

A statue for Subhas Chandra Bose

Though Nehru and Indira Gandhi were great leaders and patriots, they gave scant recognition to Netaji’s role in, and contribution to, the Indian freedom movement....

30 years of the dissolution of the Soviet Union

Russia experiences Smutnoye Vremya—Time of Trouble—that periodically occurs in that vast turbulent land until a Bronze Horseman (the poet Pushkin’s words) brings Russia back...

India-Russia: 50 years of a landmark treaty

Following are excerpts from a new book, ‘Treaty of Peace, Friendship & Cooperation, 1971 commemorating Indian Russian relations’ by Achala Moulik.   TREATY OF PEACE, FRIENDSHIP...

1973-2021: Old sins have long shadows

In early July 1979, President Carter authorized a $500 million ‘covert action’ program to overthrow Afghanistan’s socialist government. CIA named this Operation Cyclone. This...

The Indo-Soviet peace treaty crosses half a century

It was the first political treaty India made with another nation. It was in fact a turning point in India’s traditional non-aligned policy so...

The Indo-Soviet peace treaty crosses half a century

It was the first political treaty India made with another nation. It was in fact a turning point in India’s traditional non-aligned policy so...

The Indo-Soviet peace treaty crosses half a century

It was the first political treaty India made with another nation. It was in fact a turning point in India’s traditional non-aligned policy so...

Afghanistan comes full circle

Afghanistan has been called the graveyard of empires. But now it has become a graveyard for its own people.   Bengaluru: In his book on Afghanistan,...

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