7 Lesser Known Facts about India’s Role in the Cold War

India was proactive in the Cold War, even though India’s role has classically been defined as having been rather minimal. In India and the Cold War, edited by Manu Bhagavan, contributors draw upon a wide array of new material, from recently opened archival sources to literature and film, and meld approaches from diplomatic history to…

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Know the Man behind Modi

On 26 May 2014, millions of Indians glued to their television sets and smartphones followed every single moment of the swearing-in ceremony of the Narendra Modi–led National Democratic Alliance (NDA). After Modi became the fifteenth prime minister of India, all eyes turned to the person who was sworn in as the first cabinet minister of…

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Curious About the Cousins and their Senas? Meet Uddhav and Raj Thackeray

They are first cousins twice over, but have had widely divergent political trajectories. One, an abrasive, fire-breathing demagogue, was seen as his uncle’s political heir whose behavioural traits he cultivated. The other, an introvert, is at his best when plotting strategies on the drawing board rather than the rough-and-tumble of street-corner politics that his party…

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The Best Buy- A Short Story

  by Parag Chitale ­­ When I was young there lived a happy family. A young family of four—Mom, Dad and their two kids. The sister with her dimple chin was just a wee baby and her brother was still young enough to be not allowed to cross the main road on his own. This curious…

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5 Essentials To Become a Social Entrepreneur

The Rule of One speaks about the power of social intrapreneurship in the developing world. Colleagues at Intel, Kazi I. Huque and Narayan Sundararajan founded an intrapreneurial venture between Intel and Grameen, called Grameen Intel Social Business, working with Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus. Along with Jacen Greene, they have collected and presented their original and…

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