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From The Editor

Infernal Affairs

Has China vacated its aggression? Have they, deceptively, usurped land? Has India ceded ground? A certain opacity shrouds events along the LAC. We try to lift the veil.

Ruben Banerjee
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June 21, 2021

Cover Story

  • One Year of Galwan

    Checkmate & Stalemate

    India must play its diplomatic cards well to keep an aggressive China away from its borders

    June 21, 2021 | Gautam Bambawale
  • One Year Of Galwan

    Plateau Of Bad Faith

    Disabused of China’s ‘peaceful rise’ fiction, the Indian Army is now a stronger force even as Galwan has become a signpost in Chinese plans...

    June 21, 2021 | Lt Gen (retd) Subrata Saha
  • One Year Of Galwan

    ‘This Apathy Breaks My Heart’

    'The government made promises galore. Some have been kept, but many remain to be fulfilled,' says father of Ankush Thakur, a sepoy in the...

    June 21, 2021 | Ashwani Sharma
    • One Year Of Galwan

      ‘We’re Proud Of The Bihar Regiment’

      'China has always been wary of the Bihar Regiment, whose soldiers had taken them on valiantly at Nathu-la in the past,' says Anil...

      June 21, 2021 | Giridhar Jha
    • One Year Of Galwan

      Beard The Lion To Bell The Cat

      Learn from the Galwan lapses, don’t bury these for reasons of short-term political expediency

      June 21, 2021 | C. Uday Bhaskar
    • One Year Of Galwan

      Asymmetry Of Threat Management

      As China is not part of public imagination the way Pakistan is, BJP has less to worry about relations with the more powerful adversary

      June 21, 2021 | Bhavna Vij-Aurora
      • Jump Cut

        Sharp Edge Of Realpolitik

        Bloodless intrusions along the LAC have been the norm, but the savage hand-to-hand brawl between Indian and Chinese soldiers at...

        June 21, 2021 | Seema Guha
      • One year Of Galwan

        The Falcon Has Landed

        Learning from the past, a matured India knows how to deal with China firmly

        June 21, 2021 | Ram Madhav
      • One year Of Galwan

        China Shops In India Bazaar

        Covid, boycott-China campaign, Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan—India buys less, sells more to the Chinese and reduces trade deficit by 22 per...

        June 21, 2021 | Saibal Dasgupta

National

  • Politics/Citizenship

    A Side Door For CAA To Claw In

    Critics accuse government of trying to introduce contentious law through proxy

    June 21, 2021 | Preetha Nair
  • Odisha/Politics

    CM With A Teflon Coat

    No dirt sticks on Naveen Patnaik. Here’s how.

    June 21, 2021 | Sandeep Sahu
  • Bengal/Politics

    Turncoats In Waiting Room

    Before the polls, they quit the TMC, seeking greener pastures with the BJP. Then Mamata won, and now...

    June 21, 2021 | Snigdhendu Bhattacharya
  • Ecology/Forests

    Wildfires Keep Pockets Warm

    Flames often lick our forests and the leak in the firewall is all too obvious

    June 21, 2021 | Puneet Nicholas Yadav

Poliglot

  • Snapshot

    The Sins Of The Father

    Licypriya Kangujam should have been the toast of town, our own Greta. Instead, the 9-year-old...

    June 21, 2021 | Dipankar Roy
  • Snapshot

    Beacon Returns As A VIP Flag

    The Modi government had made a big hoo-ha about ridding official vehicles of the vestiges of colonial...

    June 21, 2021 | Ashwani Sharma
  • Snapshot

    Speculation Carousal

    Is Yediyurappa going? Or not? This tenure has always been rife with an existential threat for the Karnataka...

    June 21, 2021 | Ajay Sukumaran
  • Poliglot

    Mixed Shots

    Passing through: A chuckle here, a teardrop there.

    June 21, 2021

The NEWS

The NEWS

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

June 21, 2021

The Fall Guy, As Always

'Cow dung cow urine didn’t work. Tomorrow I will eat fish.' Kishorechandra...

June 21, 2021 | Dipankar Roy

Sports

Cricket/WTC Final

Crumpets & Cricket

Team India shadow practises for a long English summer, with the WTC crown for the taking. All it needs is resolve, with a bit of sun and luck.

June 21, 2021 | Arijit Ghosh

Arts & Entertainment

Review/Art and Culture

Our Family Man Of The Season

As fans are eagerly waiting to know about the release of season 3 of 'Family Man', Lachmi Deb Roy speaks to Manoj Bajpayee about the roaring success of the web series and more...

June 21, 2021 | Lachmi Deb Roy

Books

Book Review

She Opened The Sluices

Budhini Mejhan, a unique victim of the Nehruvian dream, stands for other unfortunates. This novel intensifies her story.

June 21, 2021 | Ashutosh Kumar Thakur

Diary

Uncle Sam Diary

Not the ‘LA International Airport’ of Susan Raye fame. The only sound was...

June 21, 2021 | P.A. Krishnan

Letters

Letters

Published feedback from our readers: rants, raves, bouquets, brickbats

June 21, 2021