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Tibet’s long shadow on India China conflict

The use of Tibetan troops of the Special Frontier Force or Establishment 32 in the stand-off with China at Ladakh has propelled young Tibetans to dream of an independent homeland. Autonomy, which the Dalai Lama has been seeking, will no more work

‘Each individual lives and experiences war differently’

The successful launch of her book on conflict zones has yet again focused the gaze on the trauma and violence of war-stressed conflict zones. And, yet, amidst the deepest despair, hope lurks. Amit Sengupta talks to author Meha Dixit.

Israel’s separation walls and Delhi siege

Intro: These monstrosities built at Delhi’s borders are not-so-unpredictable. They are straight out of the Israeli security forces playbook that has built a separation wall between the Jews and Palestinians as to separate the alleged ‘barbaric’ from the ‘civilized’.

365 days and after: A homeland for a poem!

Could the book have retained the original untranslated poems in the English/Devanagari script, thereby providing access to magical new sounds, enchanting its readers with medleys of rhythms, allowing them to connect to the near and yet oft-neglected polyphonies of familiar Indian life?

Breaking news or tainting republic?

So, who says in our ‘Republic’ journalism should be adversarial, ethical, objective and in public interest?

PLEASE BE DISCREET WITH THE VACCINE!

Can India have a uniform vaccine policy like the draconian nation-wide lockdown? No!

We are in the same boat brother!

Hardnews wishes all its readers a year of calm, courage and compassion. Let us not fear. Let us be brave and beautiful. Let us reach out to others in despair or joy.

Media, courts and the malice of the State

The year 2020 would be remembered for the manner in which a section of the media has been complicit in disseminating a divisive narrative during the pandemic

Covid-19 Vaccine Dilemma: To vaccinate or not? And which one to take?

Covishied (SII-Oxford-AstraZeneca), BNT162b2 (Pfizer-BioNTech), Covaxin (Bharat Biotech-ICMR), and Sputnik V (Dr Reddy’s-RFID) are in the most advance stage of development.

50 years of Bangladesh: A musical birth of a violated nation

George Harrison, Ravi Shankar and many more musicians got together to highlight the violence that Bangladesh was subjected to by Pakistani forces

India-China face-off: Xi Jinping’s redlines on snow

Informed sources claim that the window to avoid an Indo-China war is for a few months till Joe Biden takes over as US President and snow starts melting in the cold desert. The Chinese want to check out their fears – whether India has become an American military ally or not!

Peaceful protest is a right. Listen to the Farmers!

Editorial: Why the government has chosen an authoritarian line so brazenly backing the corporates against the farmers is not really an enigma.

One step back, two steps forward…

When it comes to taking on the BJP, the Left resurgence led by the CPI-ML (Liberation) in Bihar should teach a few hard lessons to an adamant and fragile CPM in West Bengal.

‘We need to have children of different abilities, cultures and social classes in a classroom’

The power of value-based quality education can transform society and highlights the teachers’ crucial role in nation-building

OH! WHAT A SCAM IT WAS!

Of course, we lost some issues in appeal, we won some, but that is normal in the tax eco-system. The point is we made a sincere effort to penalize a wrongdoing so that it would act as a deterrence in the future.