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It is no surprise that all kinds of protests are being seen in many parts of the world at the moment(SHUTTERSTOCK)

This decade will be decisive for democracy, capitalism

By Shashi Shekhar
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 10:07 PM IST
There is another fact which needs attention. Human civilisation has always discovered new light in the darkest days of crisis. With this hope, let us welcome this new decade.
Russia's President Vladimir Putin wrote “It is essential to pass on to future generations the memory of the fact that the Nazis were defeated first and foremost by the Soviet people.”(via REUTERS)
Russia's President Vladimir Putin wrote “It is essential to pass on to future generations the memory of the fact that the Nazis were defeated first and foremost by the Soviet people.”(via REUTERS)

Putin insists on recognition of USSR’s WWII role

Moscow | By Associated Press | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2020 10:21 AM IST
The Russian President, in an article titled “The Real Lessons of the 75th Anniversary of World War II,” talks about who is to blame for starting the war.
The idea of national security revolved around WMDs and terrorism. But it must include, at its core, human lives(AP)
The idea of national security revolved around WMDs and terrorism. But it must include, at its core, human lives(AP)

Covid-19 has redefined security | Opinion

By C Uday Bhaskar
PUBLISHED ON MAR 17, 2020 06:49 PM IST
It places human security at the centre, and shows that either everyone is equally secure or no one is
A 2017 file photo of North Korea's Hwasong-10 missile, which reportedly can carry a nuclear warhead. All countries except four (India, Israel and Pakistan that never joined, and North Korea that withdrew in 2003) are parties to the NPT(AP)
A 2017 file photo of North Korea's Hwasong-10 missile, which reportedly can carry a nuclear warhead. All countries except four (India, Israel and Pakistan that never joined, and North Korea that withdrew in 2003) are parties to the NPT(AP)

NPT at 50: Celebration or mid-life crisis?

By Rakesh Sood
UPDATED ON MAR 12, 2020 07:35 PM IST
The treaty reflects Cold War realities. It is increasingly irrelevant in a new multipolar world, marked by asymmetry
Save the use of “kerfuffle” for a trivial row, or an unjustified or exaggerated ruckus.(HT Illustration: Mohit Suneja)
Save the use of “kerfuffle” for a trivial row, or an unjustified or exaggerated ruckus.(HT Illustration: Mohit Suneja)

Word of the week by Shashi Tharoor: This week’s word, Kerfuffle

Hindustan Times | By Shashi Tharoor
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2019 06:33 PM IST
It’s a fuss of a different nature — one that should not be taken seriously
Simone Biles of the U.S. in action(REUTERS)
Simone Biles of the U.S. in action(REUTERS)

Simone Biles, the perfect Storm

New Delhi | By Rudraneil Sengupta
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2019 06:44 PM IST
Witness her record-breaking haul of 25 medals—19 of those gold—at gymnastics world championships, making her the most successful gymnast, male or female, of all time. Five of those medals, all gold, she won at the World Championships in Stuttgart.
As many as 46 missions involved landing on the lunar surface, including landing of the rover and sample return. Out of these 21 were successful, while two were partially successful.(HT image)
As many as 46 missions involved landing on the lunar surface, including landing of the rover and sample return. Out of these 21 were successful, while two were partially successful.(HT image)

Half of lunar missions involving landing failed in last six decades: NASA fact sheet

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2019 11:27 PM IST
Sample return means mission that involves collecting and returning samples to earth. The first successful sample return mission was Apollo 12 of the US launched in November 1969.
The separation of the lander rover will happen between 12:45-01:45 pm on September 2.(Reuters file photo)
The separation of the lander rover will happen between 12:45-01:45 pm on September 2.(Reuters file photo)

Chandrayaan 2: Final manoeuvre in lunar orbit, lander rover separation tomorrow

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anonna Dutt
PUBLISHED ON SEP 01, 2019 08:27 PM IST
This will be the final orbit in which the orbiter module of the spacecraft will stay for a year and conduct experiments to study the lunar terrain, the thin atmosphere around the moon, lunar ionosphere, and minerals on the moon.
Chandrayaan-2, a three-module spacecraft comprising an orbiter, lander and rover, which was launched on July 22, will land on the moon on September 7(Representative Photo/ISRO)
Chandrayaan-2, a three-module spacecraft comprising an orbiter, lander and rover, which was launched on July 22, will land on the moon on September 7(Representative Photo/ISRO)

Chandrayaan 2: Lucknow girl with IAS dreams, makes the cut to watch moon landing with PM Narendra Modi

Anonna Dutt, New Delhi | By Anonna Dutt
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2020 10:31 PM IST
School kids participated in ISRO’s quiz to win a unique opportunity to watch the landing of Chandrayaan 2, which, if successful, will make India the fourth country to have landed on the moon after the USA, erstwhile USSR, and China.
August 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of Hiroshima-Nagasaki. Alas, there is no silver lining to this dark, bleak cloud(AP Photo/Stanley Troutman)
August 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of Hiroshima-Nagasaki. Alas, there is no silver lining to this dark, bleak cloud(AP Photo/Stanley Troutman)

The post-Hiroshima global nuclear order is bleak and unstable | Opinion

By C Uday Bhaskar
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2019 07:58 PM IST
The world is far removed from pursuing any meaningful disarmament measures. New challenges have emerged
The law states that no government can own extra-terrestrial property or use celestial bodies for anything other than peaceful purposes, and that space materials are man’s shared heritage.(Shutterstoock Image)
The law states that no government can own extra-terrestrial property or use celestial bodies for anything other than peaceful purposes, and that space materials are man’s shared heritage.(Shutterstoock Image)

Staking a claim to the moon

Hindustan Times | By Rachel Lopez
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2019 08:45 PM IST
Who owns the moon, and why are so many lunatics trying to sell you a piece of it?
Maharaja of Nawanagar, Digvijaysinhji Ranjitsinhji Jadeja, was the patron of Polish children at Balachadi, a village in Jamnagar of the erstwhile princely state of Nawanagar in British india.(PHOTO courtesy: Wieslaw Stypula)
Maharaja of Nawanagar, Digvijaysinhji Ranjitsinhji Jadeja, was the patron of Polish children at Balachadi, a village in Jamnagar of the erstwhile princely state of Nawanagar in British india.(PHOTO courtesy: Wieslaw Stypula)

A good king of Gujarat

Hindustan Times | By Paramita Ghosh
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2018 05:13 PM IST
World War 2 turned lakhs of Polish children into orphans. Between 1942 and 1946, a thousand of them were given shelter by the Nawanagar maharaja. On the 100th year of Poland’s independence, many of them returned to relive their childhood years in Gujarat.
Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru entering the Parliament House, to inform an angry Parliament of the Indian reverses in the border war with Red China(The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru entering the Parliament House, to inform an angry Parliament of the Indian reverses in the border war with Red China(The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

Nehru wasn’t naive on China

By Ashok Parthasarathi
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2018 12:38 PM IST
He had deep suspicion for “an arrogant, hegemonistic and imperialist nation” and entered into agreements with USA and USSR on sharing intelligence about India’s communist neighbour
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