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Honouring Warriors of Free Press

Honouring Warriors of Free Press

In a bold and innovative step, the highly regarded Norwegian Peace Committee awarded this years Nobel Peace Prize to two journalists- Maria Ressa of the Philippines and Dmitry Muratov of Russia. The award is an apt recognition of their work towards safeguarding freedom of expression, an essential precondition for democracy and lasting peace.

The Nobel Committee dubbed the pair as the “representatives of all journalists who stand up for this ideal in a world in which democracy and freedom of…

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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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