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Patriotism or nationalism? Dilemma for the Indian media

The fine line between patriotism and nationalism is the next blurred flashpoint as a Hindutva-politician nexus continues to throttle the Indian media.

Indian media in a time of strident nationalism

MOHAMMAD HAMID ANSARI
NEW DELHI

Delivering the 2019 BG Verghese Memorial Lecture - Journalism in times of strident nationalism - the former vice president of India, points to the difference between patriotism and nationalism. more…

The B-737 MAX-8: Accident by design?

B-737 MAX-8 - subject of an investigation into safety certification practices

Investigation into safety certification after two fatal crashes

VIJAY VERGHESE
HONG KONG

The B-737 MAX-8 crashes put the spotlight on possible design flaws and a cosy vetting process that failed to sound the alarm. more…

KL should hold on to better Najib policies

Malaysian economy conundrum, what Najib policies to jettison? - excerpt from a new book by Vikram Khanna

In better times: Dr Mahathir Mohamad (right) and Najib Razzak

VIKRAM KHANNA
SINGAPORE

Ousted premier Najib Razak’s political legacy might be scandalous, but his economic policies were good for Malaysia. more…

In India, it's still divide et imperā

Big Indian smiles may disappear as the country turns saffron

That Indian smile may be endangered as citizenship changes loom

VIJAY VERGHESE
HONG KONG

"We the people," starts the Indian Constitution. A new Citizenship (Amendment) Bill may refashion this by stealth. more…

Paradoxical PM and the attack on science

BJP's attack on science in India is not based on rational thought or historical fact

Much loved god Ganesha is just one of the accidental dramatis personae

SHASHI THAROOR
NEW DELHI

How Hindutva ideologues are undermining the very idea of India. The Attack on Science - from a new book by Shashi Tharoor. more…

If the money's right

How much do world leaders get paid to shake hands and smile on TV? Quite a bit, it turns out, but not if you're at the helm of the world's most populated country. Trump to donate his entire 2017 earnings? Read more

Fire in the sky

As the heated exchange between Pyongyang and the USA continues, by October, 2017, North Korea had fired a staggering 22 missiles over the year. Read more

Weighty bad loans

Chinese and Indian banks are racking up bad loans despite efforts at regulation. China's Big Four had just under US$112 billion in bad loans - a climb of 4.6% year on year end June 2017. Read more

An Aye for an Aye - online click storm

Google office at Mountain View California - how Internet giants are reshaping our world, for better and worse

Google office at Mountain View California. Where is it leading us?

VIJAY VERGHESE
HONG KONG

The Internet, led by Google and Facebook, was once a force for good. What happened? The online click-storm affects us all. more…

No end to Israeli violence

Israel-Gaza cycle of violence continues to result in horrendous levels of civilian casualties... See world opinion

Case of the disappearing GM

Are hotel behemoths eliminating humans from the hospitality mix? more…