Wednesday, 29 March, 2023

Topic: India

19% jump in Indian students studying in US in 2021-22, finds Open Doors report

Indian students heading to the US are likely to surpass China in 2022-23, with 82,000 visas issued between June and August this year — the highest among all countries.

How Ambedkar was both ‘Dalitised’ and ‘Brahminised’ by Indian ruling class to own history

In 'The People of India', Suraj Milind Yengde talks about the contentious history constructed around Ambedkar for various political appropriations.

Identifying SCs among Dalit Muslims, Christians challenging. Lack of data biggest roadblock

The government’s announcement to identify SC/ST roots among Muslims is a ploy to divide and woo deprived Muslims so that they vote in favour of the BJP.

The US-led global order is tottering. It is India’s time to shine as a balancing ‘third pole’

As India has grown stronger, the term ‘non-aligned’ has morphed into ‘neutral’. There is also no doubt today that whoever India backs will ultimately be the heavier side.

Tata to Hyundai, they’re all tapping into EV dream. Now, we need residential charging points

While EVs are still the future, it has become apparent that there are still far too many potholes on the road to electrification.

From battling caste to redefining epics, why Kannada poet Kuvempu is relevant even today

Kuvempu’s Sri Ramayana Darshanam, a modern rendering of the Ramayana, is regarded as the revival of the era of great epic poetry.

Jaishankar’s ‘balancing act’ with Russia is smart. But US patience will wear thin

India knows that when it comes to the crunch, it is the Western economies that will bail it out – not Russian ones. But it needs the oil badly too.

Sleek, smooth and brilliant—the Audi A8L will make you want to become a chauffeur

From a loud music system to luxurious massage chairs, the A8L has all sorts of gadgets and gizmos to make you a better chauffeur.

Telecom bill will choke one of India’s great success stories, take us back to licence raj

We have walked some distance from central planning since the 1991 reforms. But the 2022 draft telecom bill shows old instincts die hard.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...


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In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.