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Believing the Written Word

Believing the Written Word

The last decade has seen a tremendous change in the media with the arrival of social media. Indians are hooked on the digital platforms – 530 million on WhatsApp, 448 million on YouTube, 410 million on Facebook and about 18 million on Twitter. As a matter of interest, a woman of Indian origin working for Twitter is reported to have banned former President Trump from the site.
Press conferences are now passé. Mr Modi uses social media to interact with his constituency – the name of the chief…

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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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Not-so-white House: Is America Ready for Kamala Harris?

Not-so-white House: Is America Ready for Kamala Harris?

August 11 marked an important date in the history of the U.S. presidential elections. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden chose California senator and former San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris as his vice-presidential running mate. Ms. Harris is the first Black woman and Indian American to be nominated for this position by a major party. She is also the third woman in U.S. history to be on a major party ticket, following Geraldine Ferraro in 1984 and Sarah Palin in 2008 apart…

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