IPA Special

UAE Drone Attack Adds More Heat To Oil Already Boiling Over

By K Raveendran The damage to UAE oil facilities in the drone attack by Houthi rebels is not very significant in terms of losses, but it is adding to regional tensions, causing supply disruption fears. Global oil price benchmarks are already surging to highs not seen in almost eight...

Jan 19 · >

RSS And Prime Minister Have No Right To Speak Against Dynasties

By Sushil Kutty The Bharatiya Janata Party and its top most leader Narendra Modi hawk antigens against dynastic rule and political dynasties. In fact, there cannot be more dynasty-hurt people than those with the mark of the RSS parivaar on their foreheads. The BJP, while it opposes “family rule”,...

Jan 19 · >

RSS Desperate To Find Out The Reasons For Desertion Of Dalits From BJP

By Arun Srivastava Social scientists are busy trying to analyse the reasons for the recent large scale desertion of senior BJP ministers and legislators and subsequently going back to the SP.  While some look at it reappearing of the old syndrome, a large section of experts and scholars nevertheless...

Jan 19 · >

Passing Away Of Birju Maharaj Is A Big Loss To Indian Art And Culture

By Harihar Swarup A rare combination of virtuosity and expression, grace and control Birju Maharaj, who became synonymous with Kathak, passed away in Delhi at the age of 83. He suffered from kidney ailments and has been on dialysis for some months. He died from sudden heart attack. Born...

Jan 19 · >

Kazakhstan: Conflict Between Two Spheres Of Influence

By James M Dorsey When a Russian-led military force intervened earlier this month, it did more than help Kazakh President Qasym-Johart Toqayev restore and strengthen his grip on power following days of protest and violent clashes with security forces. The intervention brought to the fore a brewing competition for...

Jan 19 · >

India Must Drop Jittery And Insecurity To Embrace Blockchain

By Arun Kumar Shrivastav Animoca Brands is a Hong Kong-based company that develops blockchain-based gaming software. It also invests in NFT and metaverse projects like a venture capitalist and its investments span 150 companies including leading NFT marketplace OpenSea. On Monday, Animoca Brands announced that it has received $360...

Jan 19 · >

Indians Should Take Their Cue From Resignation Of Virat Kohli As Test Captain

By Anjan Roy There comes a time when the established order seems ripe for a change. In Indian cricket, the time has come for that obviously. The ruling monarch of Indian cricket for the past so many years, has slid past in two formats already and in the third...

Jan 19 · >

BJP Wooing Beneficiaries Of Central Schemes In Uttar Pradesh Polls

By Pradeep Kapoor LUCKNOW: At a time when all political parties  are offering freebies in their election promises, BJP is also banking on beneficiaries known labharthis from various schemes of central and states government to win the assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh BJP feels that major chunk of beneficiaries...

Jan 18 · >

Impose Inequality Tax On Superrich In 2022-23 Budget To Help Distressed

By Nitya Chakraborty The Oxfam inequality report released coinciding with the virtual meeting of the World Economic Forum on Davos Agenda, has exposed in a candid manner how the two year pandemic has widened the inequality in the Globe including India. Specifically for India, the situation is grimmer as...

Jan 18 · >