A new report shows that—contrary to its vehement denials—the Adani Group has a close relationship with the ruling junta. The spotlight is on a deal to build a port with a corporation—which directly finances the activities of the military.
The year is 2021 AD. North and East India is almost entirely occupied by the Lotus Party. Well, not entirely. One small state of indomitable Bengalis still holds out against them……Khela Hobe! Let the games begin!
Israelis trudged out to the voting booths to cast their ballots in the fourth national election in two years! Each time, the polls have thrown up a split verdict. And this one isn’t likely to throw up a decisive result either.
The number of Covid cases are surging, and both the government and experts are warning of a second wave. All attention is focused on the dreaded ‘R’ or reproduction number—which often determines whether or not we go back into a lockdown.
Over the past month, the daily number of Covid cases have been spiralling in Maharashtra. And researchers have flagged the presence of two key mutations in 20% of its hardest hit districts. But are the two linked? Maybe.
Indians’ vaccine options are restricted to just two: Covishield and Covaxin. But New Delhi’s push on vaccine diplomacy has sealed deals to manufacture two other vaccines in India: Johnson & Johnson and Novavax.
First, we discovered that rising sea levels will wipe great parts of coastal cities. Then new research showed cities are at risk of collapsing under their increasing weight. Now, a study shows the most densely populated cities are sinking at a faster rate
This Friday, the leaders of the United States, Australia, Japan and India will hold the first-ever Quad summit. What unites all of them: An immediate need to push back at China, which has been increasingly aggressive over the past couple of years.
This is another one of our made-to-order big stories for our subscribers who want us to explain this latest mania over NFT aka Non Fungible Tokens. These are digital objects—ranging from music albums to artwork to, er, a single tweet.
In late February, an SUV with gelatin sticks was found parked 400 metres from Antilia—Mukesh Ambani’s mega-mansion in Mumbai. On Friday, the businessman who owned (maybe) the SUV was found dead in a creek—a death that has now been deemed a murder.
The Haryana government has introduced a new law that requires private companies to reserve 75% of all jobs—which pay Rs 50,000 or less—for state residents. India Inc is up in arms and says it “spells disaster”. Also: the law may be unconstitutional.
Here’s an explainer on wtf is going on with the ruler of Dubai—who has allegedly abducted and imprisoned two of his daughters, and tried to do the same with his sixth wife, Haya, who fled to the UK. And yes, there is an India angle.
A US cybersecurity company put out a report that reveals critical parts of our electricity grid were infiltrated by Chinese malware last year. The hacking began before the border clashes in Ladakh—and may be linked to the massive power outage in Mumbai.
Multiple reports reveal evidence of possible genocide in the Tigray region of Ethiopia. It also offers another ironic instance of a Nobel peace prize winner turning to ruthless violence to achieve their ends.