The World Chess Olympiad kicks off today in Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu—a historic occasion that marks our first outing as hosts. Even better news: India has an excellent chance of scoring a medal this year. We’ve put together a colourful guide to the tournament touted as the ‘Olympics’ of chess.
The Enforcement Directorate has accused the organisation and its former head, Aakar Patel, of money laundering—and breaking foreign remittance laws. Amnesty claims it’s being targeted for spotlighting the government’s human rights record. We look at the details of the case—and the changing rules governing foreign funding for NGOs in India.
Prime Minister Mario Draghi was forced to resign—after the coalition supporting him collapsed. Now, you may not be that interested in Italian politics, but the leader who replaces him—likely a far-right leader—may throw the EU into total disarray–right when it is most vulnerable.
The highly anticipated movie adaptation of Delia Owens’ ‘Where the Crawdads Sing’ is mired in an unexpected controversy over her past. The source: her involvement in a killing in Zambia—which cast the media spotlight on the racist side of wildlife conservation, which often values an animal more than a black life.
We look at the Common University Entrance Test—which was made mandatory for college admissions this year. The first phase will kick off today—in 500 cities across the country. Does CUET offer equal opportunity to all Indian students? Or is it a disaster for the school system, as some critics argue?
The government has been engaged in an ambitious rehaul of the Indian education system. In 2020, it rolled out the first National Education Policy since 1986—while making plans to overhaul textbook content. The most recent change was the introduction of a common entrance exam for colleges. We take a look at the NEP in the first of this series.
An international consortium of media outlets gained access to 124,000 of Uber's internal company documents—which were investigated by 180 journalists in 29 countries. The broader picture of a company intent on a ruthless strategy of expansion isn’t exactly surprising—but a number of details are worth your attention.
Boris Johnson known for his survival skills—earning him the nickname ‘greased piglet’—resigned yesterday after a full-blooded mutiny within his own party. The big question now: Who will replace him? The bigger question: Can they save the Tory party, and the country—which is facing the worst cost-of-living crisis since the post-World War era?
The trial of the 17 accused of conspiring to murder Lankesh finally got underway last month—nearly five years after her murder. The defence strategy is clear: blame the victim. And while it may not work to acquit the killers, the most important facts may already be buried—the connections to three other killings and the role of a cult-like Hindutva organisation called Sanatan Sanstha.
In 2017, Gauri Lankesh was shot dead outside her home in Bangalore. The police investigation dragged on slowly—resulting in the arrest of 17 people belonging to a shadowy Hindutva organisation. The case finally went on trial in May—and its outcome will be critical given the current political environment.
The rebel Sena leader, Eknath Shinde—was sworn in as Chief Minister yesterday—in a surprise move that shocked everyone including the now Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis. But will Shinde’s spoils of war include the Shiv Sena party as well? We look at what happened—and what to expect next.