Backgrounders

Vikas Dubey: Somebody wanted him killed. Somebody with enough power

Beatrice Jauregui views on the recent ‘encounter’ with UP goon, Vikas Dubey, are very interesting, as she believes that the decision to kill him must have been taken at the very top — not by those who killed him.

Food During COVID: Less is More

Dr Rakhshanda Jalil is a translator, writer and literary historian. She has published over 25 books and written over 50 academic papers and essays

Locking Down Democracy

So, what is the future of Indian democracy, and how can we make it work from home?
Neighbourhood
Defence

Pegasus: The Shadow of Surveillance

The Pegasus attack is called the ‘most sophisticated’ smartphone attack ever. It seems a deadly USA-Israel nexus. The NSO group is simply a pawn.

Terror plot on Republic Day: Will the government tell the real story?

The arrest of a top cop in Kashmir in a terror plot along with terrorists opens a can of worms which can be traced to the hanging of Afzal Guru who was hanged to appease ‘the collective conscience of the nation’.

Turkey and Kurds: Is the end game in sight?

It could be quite possible if Turkey — satisfied with the push back of Kurds from their enclaves — decides to withdraw its troops.
Energy

To Bee or Not to Bee

Despite the environment becoming pollution free, bees are declining rapidly in numbers, causing a tremor of worry across the globe.

Oil: Beyond the mirage of low prices

Oil and gas markets have gradually stabilized and prices will likely break the $40 barrier as the world economy restarts.

‘The world will be defined by a unique global legitimacy crisis in the coming years’

EXCLUSIVE: Maha Hosain Aziz in conversation with Sanjay Kapoor
World

Mumbai Powergrid collapse – a Chinese cyber attack? Are we prepared for the next one?

A shift to diesel could be the answer for the spike in cyberattacks on powergrid, railways and other networks

Kamala Harris and India: Counter-revolution and a New Spring

t is ironical that while the nomination of Kamala signifies the Americans’ resolve to usher in a new era of equality, in India we are faced with a diametrically opposite situation.

Turkey: The Coup & After

Today, Turkish democracy is stronger, it’s institutions deeper than four years ago after the failed coup of 2016.