Day: March 5, 2019

Latest News: SC to Hear Plea Against Encroachment on Tribal Lands

Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaido received a hero’s welcome from thousands of flag-waving supporters chanting “Yes, you can!” as he returned to Caracas on Monday, defying the threat of arrest from embattled President Nicolas Maduro’s government. “We know the risks we face, that’s never stopped us. The regime, the dictatorship must understand,” a defiant Guaido, […]

In a busy Bastar tea shop, reactions to the IAF’s Balakot air strike mirror TV newsroom hysteria

On 26 February, the day Indian Air Force struck JeM camps in Balakot in Pakistan, I was in Bastar, one of the conflict-ridden districts in south Chhattisgarh. After the expected polarised reactions, the debate on social media soon descended into what kind of impact the IAF strike would have on the Indian General Election to […]

Train To Malgudi: You Can Now Visit RK Narayan’s Fictional Railway Station in Real Life

If you are an Indian kid who grew up in the 90’s, there is a major chance you would have read about Swami and his friends, set in the fictional South Indian town of Malgudi. What author R.K. Narayan created in ‘Malgudi Days’ may have been just a fictional place, with no proper geo-tagged location, […]

Will Pulwama & Balakot Make Voters Re-Elect Modi? Look State-Wise

Snapshotclose To predict if the Pulwama attack and Balakot airstrike will help PM Modi in the elections, we need to look state-wise. After the Kargil War, the BJP did well in states like Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Delhi. But it suffered in UP. Vajpayee’s own popularity increased by 9.6 percent, mainly because of Kargil. This […]

Large number of casualties in terror encounters in Kashmir point to need of deploying NSG commandos for such ops

Five security personnel including three CRPF jawans and two officers of the Jammu and Kashmir Police were killed on Sunday in a three-day-long encounter with terrorists in Kupwara. Eight others including a commandant were injured in the operation, which the police officials said was prolonged due to difficult terrain and presence of civilians in the area. […]