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Olympics in the Shadow of Covid-19

Olympics in the Shadow of Covid-19

Japan is experiencing its fourth wave of the coronavirus pandemic. However, there have been no talks of cancelling or postponing the Tokyo Olympics, despite strong objections from health experts and the public.
About 11,000 athletes and 78,000 journalists, officials and staff are expected to attend the Games, which will begin on the 23rdof July 2021. It will also feature 339 events across 33 sports and conclude on 8th August 2021.
Background
The Olympic Games began in ancient Greece, around 3,…

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Fists of Fury in the Galwan Valley

Fists of Fury in the Galwan Valley

From my first term in the National Defence Academy (NDA), Khadakwasla, Pune, I participated in boxing tournaments. I was not a spectacularly successful boxer, but I volunteered because I enjoyed the adrenalin rush, the skill involved in dodging and landing punches, and the quest for victory. As boxers, we trained vigorously, and when we entered the ring, we carried the hopes and good wishes of our squadrons and friends. Boxing bouts comprised three rounds and the referee controlled the contest…

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Sinification of the Emerald Island

Sinification of the Emerald Island

While many Sri Lankans may have celebrated the passing of a controversial legislation on May 20th, virtually granting China suzerainty over the Hambantota Port and the new concept Colombo port city, critics warn of a creeping ‘colonisation’. In 2018, when the $1.5 billion deal was signed, the then Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had famously said, “There is no question of security problem. The Indian security issues have been addressed by us. There will be further discussions…

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