Citizenship bill is a triumph of the idea of India

‘This bill is for the children of Partition who are still subject to inhuman barbarism because they profess a faith rooted in India.’‘If India fails them, we shall be no better than a Pakistan which brutalises its minorities and has turned into a factory of intolerant bigots,’ says former BJP MP Tarun Vijay. If government […]


Pro League second edition to kick off in January

Indian men’s team to participate this time The second edition of the FIH Pro League will kick off in January. At an interaction with select Indian mediapersons here on Tuesday, FIH CEO Thierry Weil admitted there had been teething problems, but insisted things would only get better. Hockey India had pulled out of the 2019 […]


Amend CAB to include ALL persecuted peoples

‘The Citizenship Amendment Bill is a classic case of short-term gain over-riding long-term interest.’‘We must welcome all persecuted minorities from our neighbouring countries and not just Hindus, Sikhs, Christians and Buddhists,’ says Colonel Anil A Athale (retd). The Lok Sabha has already passed the Citizenship Amendment Bill and there is every likelihood that the Rajya […]


Do we know where 150 million Indians spend?

‘Being one of the 150 million upper middle class consumers, I can vouch that the average expenses on white goods or clothing are minimal. Indians are not consumerist by nature,’ says Colonel Anil A Athale (retd).Illustration: Dominic Xavier/ Over the last one year or so, the Indian economy has entered the slow lane, akin to […]


India jrs win 3-Nations hockey tournament

The Indian junior women’s team tasted its first loss of the competition on Sunday, going down 1-2 to hosts Australia in the fourth match but still won the 3-Nations hockey tournament after finishing top of the points table. India had seven points from four matches, ahead of hosts Australia on goal difference, with New Zealand […]


South Asian Games: India crosses the 200-mark

Swimmers, wrestlers continue to clinch gold India breached the 200-mark in medal count, backed by a century of gold, in the South Asian Games as the swimmers and wrestlers produced strong performances on the sixth day here on Saturday. With a whopping 49 medals, including 29 gold, on Saturday, India tally stood at 214 (110 […]


Rain invokes 2017 India-NZ deja vu

Fans will keep their fingers crossed and hope for sunshine It was deja vu for some of the Indian players as they alighted from the aircraft at the Trivandrum international airport. The wet runway and light drizzle brought back memories of India’s T20I match against New Zealand at the Sports Hub in 2017. The persistent […]