12 April, 2021
Victory At Dacca

And Thus A Desh Was Born

Pakistan’s egregious folly in its eastern wing sparked a socio-political crisis of biblical magnitude. The resultant war with India birthed Bangladesh. At the dawn of the 1971 war’s golden jubilee, we remember the Indian military’s finest hour.

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December 28, 2020

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  • Victory At Dacca

    How The West Was Won

    A border that runs from the Himalayas to the Thar. A company commander who fought the Battle...

    December 28, 2020 | Maj. Gen. (retd) P.K. Puri
  • Victory At Dacca

    To The East We Went and Won...

    The Dhaka victory was spectacular but much more could have been done to secure India’s strategic...

    December 28, 2020 | Lt Gen. (retd) J.B.S. Yadava
  • Victory At Dacca

    Bayonets Fixed: Fight Of Their...

    Naya Chor, Fazilka, Basantar, Chhamb…. Battles that have vanished into the fog: on cold...

    December 28, 202
  • Victory At Dacca

    All Boots Lead To The Sugar...

    India's multi-sectoral battle plans for East Pakistan converged on Dacca—this utimate prize was fiercely...

    December 28, 2020
  • Interview

    Pakistan Wants To Be...

    Lt Col Quazi Sajjad Ali Zahir, who defected from the Pakistani Army to join the Liberation War, talks...

    December 28, 2020 | Outlook
  • Victory At Dacca

    50 Years Of Unlearning

    East Pakistan was our most democratic region. But bad policies eventually cracked open the fissures.

    December 28, 2020 | Murtaza Solangi
  • Economy

    Taka Talks In A Tailored Suit

    Exports, robust domestic economy and macroeconomic stability fuel Bangladesh’s growth since 2004

    December 28, 2020 | Saroj K. Mohanty
  • Economy

    Going Mega For Growth

    A rural, riverine idyll pockmarked by ugly politics? No, spanking-new airports, under-river tunnels and...

    December 28, 2020

National

  • Governance/Bengal

    Spilt Ink On Merit Cards

    Trinamool’s many welfare schemes are praiseworthy. But corruption and bias in implementation have bred...

    December 28, 2020 | Snigdhendu Bhattacharya
  • Covid/Dud Vax

    Is Your Shot Real Or Plain...

    India is yet to adopt protocols for securing potential coronavirus vaccines from counterfeiters

    December 28, 2020 | Jeevan Prakash Sharma
  • Interview

    ‘Farmers Aren’t Anti-National’

    Farmers' Protest: Union minister Nitin Gadkari says the Narendra Modi government won’t do...

    December 28, 2020 | Bhavna Vij-Aurora
  • Opinion

    The Burning Issue

    The menace of stubble burning can be solved only by taking the consent of farmers in plans...

    December 28, 2020 | Tarini Mehta

International

Sans Frontiers

Headlines from around the world last week

December 28, 2020

Foreign Hand

In terse but lyrical prose that attained the complexity of...

December 28, 2020

Poliglot

  • Snapshot

    Farm Fire Singes JD(S)

    What explains Kumaraswamy’s curious warmth towards BSY?...

    December 28, 2020 | Ajay Sukumaran
  • Interview

    ‘Feels Like We Are One Family...’

    Actor Sonu Sood speaks about his work for migrants and on ‘Ilaaj...

    December 28, 2020 | Lachmi Deb Roy
  • Punjab

    Sunny Paaji’s Silence

    On screen, he speaks his lines like he wrenches water pumps from the...

    December 28, 2020 | Bhavna Vij-Aurora
  • Poliglot

    Mixed Shots

    Passing through: A chuckle here, a teardrop there.

    December 28, 2020

The NEWS

The NEWS

In case you missed it: News and newsmakers from India over the past week

December 28, 2020

Crimes Rise In Nitish’s Home

A school teacher shot right through the eye, businessmen brothers disappeared, a jewellery shop looted of crores...

December 28, 2020 | Giridhar Jha

Arts & Entertainment

Arts/Covided

A Pandemic, The Patron And Philanthropist

What models of giving can benefit the arts and culture sector?

December 28, 2020 | Girinandini Singh
Review/Art and Culture

Make, Remake, Role Play

Bhumi Pednekar speaks with Giridhar Jha about her new movie...

December 28, 2020 | Giridhar Jha

Books

Book Review

Innocents In City Primeval

Lives in the new Malayali diaspora intersect in a Delhi wracked by change and tragedy

December 28, 2020 | Bindu Menon

Glitterati

Diary

Emmy Diary

What happens when a former top cop meets a pesky filmmaker who asks too many questions at a party? Years of research...

December 28, 2020 | Neeraj Kumar

Letters

Letters

Published Feedback From Our Readers: Rants, Raves, Bouquets, Brickbats

December 28, 2020