As I See It

Russia-Ukraine war unlikely to end soon

The rise in Russia’s industrial output in recent months has foxed western analysts. As long as the conflict continues, Russia can continue to sell its massive gas reserves — on which there are no sanctions […]

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By Mabel Pais Featuring SHAUNAK SEN’S All That Breathes GEETA GANDBHIR & SAM POLLARD’S Lowndes County And The Road To Black Power NEHAL VYAS’S Dapaan SOHIL VAIDYA’S Murmurs Of The Jungle SHRUTIMAN DEORI’S My Courtyard […]


Death toll from Pakistan floods reaches 1,186

Islamabad  (TIP): The death toll from flash floods triggered by record monsoon rains across much of Pakistan reached 1,186 on September 1, as authorities scrambled to provide relief materials to tens of thousands of affected […]


Meet the 2022 Class of Asia 21 Young Leaders

Forty young leaders from across the world to join the venerable Asia Society network NEW YORK (TIP): Asia Society  announced on July 13 that 40 young leaders from across the world will form the newest […]



By Mabel Pais Krishna Ashu Bhati’s “The Ugly Truth” and   Swapna Kurup’s ”Ela: Breaking Boundaries”  among them The Harlem International Film Festival (Hi), New York takes place May 5-15. This 17th Edition is a hybrid […]

Breaking News

India abstains on UNHRC resolution to investigate human rights violations, crimes in Russia-Ukraine war

The resolution was adopted with 32 votes in favor, two against (Russia and Eritrea) and 13 abstentions, including India, China, Pakistan, Sudan and Venezuela GENEVA/ UNITED NATIONS (TIP): India on Friday, March 4,  abstained in […]


The world in 2022: Another year of living dangerously

On the brink of a new year, the world faces a daunting array of challenges: the resurgent Covid-19 pandemic, the climate emergency, the struggle between democracy and authoritarianism, humanitarian crises, mass migration, and trans-national terrorism. […]


India in history this Week- December 3 to December 9, 2021

03 DECEMBER 1844       The first President of the country Dr. Rajendra Prasad was born. 1751       Battle of Arnie in India (Second Carnatic War): A British East India Company-led army under Robert Clive defeats a very […]


India in history this Week-November 5 to November 11, 2021

05 NOVEMBER 1556       In the second battle of Panipat, the Mughal ruler Akbar defeated Hemu. 1920       Indian Red Cross Society was established. 1961       India‘s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru visited New York. 2001       India and […]

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Chinese, Russian naval vessels jointly sail through Japan strait

TOKYO (TIP): A group of 10 naval vessels from China and Russia sailed through a strait separating Japan’s main island and its northern island of Hokkaido on October 22, the Japanese Government said, adding it […]


The White House & Quad

Amid global realignments, India should secure its interests The strategic reverberations of Narendra Modi’s September 24 double bill in Washington will be felt for long — a meeting with US President Joe Biden, followed by […]

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Japan vaccine minister Taro Kono seeks to be next prime minister

Tokyo (TIP): Japan’s outspoken vaccinations minister, Taro Kono, announced on september 10 that he is running to become head of the governing party, who usually is chosen prime minister, and pledged to be reform-minded and […]

Business & Economics

Toyota beats Volkswagen to become world’s no. 1 car seller in 2020

Japan’s Toyota Motor Corp overtook Germany’s Volkswagen in vehicle sales last year, regaining pole position as the world’s top selling automaker for the first time in five years as the pandemic demand slump hit its […]



The world has not seen a weapon that without a bomb launched or a bullet fired could devastate economies of all nations on earth in one fell swoop, and render their citizenry dead or fearing […]


Japan, New Zealand press for open markets to boost recovery

Kuala Lumpur (TIP): Leaders from Japan and New Zealand on Friday warned countries against the temptation of retreating into trade protectionism, saying that keeping markets open is the way to restore a global economy battered […]

United States

Biden reassures US allies in calls with leaders of Japan, South Korea, Australia

NEW YORK (TIP): In their first calls with Joe Biden since the U.S. election, the leaders of Japan, South Korea and Australia on Thursday reaffirmed plans to form close ties with the president-elect to tackle […]


Biden likely to give India more strategic space

Biden has said that he would constitute a united front of the US, its allies and partners to ‘confront China’s abusive behavior and human rights violations’ and ‘place US back at the head of the […]

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Abnormal BP while sleeping can increase stroke risk: Study

People who experience high blood pressure while sleeping are more likely to experience future cardiovascular disease especially heart failure, even when their daytime blood pressure is within normal ranges, warn researchers. “Nighttime blood pressure is […]


The India-U.S. defense partnership is deepening

Blurb The optics around the 2+2 Dialogue in Delhi are defining — the defense ties between the two countries have come of age Sidebar The signing, last week, of the Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement […]


“The UN: if it doesn’t exist, we would have to invent it”

Here is a special article on the occasion of the diamond jubilee of the United Nations. The United Nations officially came into existence on 24th October 1945 when the Charter was ratified by China, France, […]


Permanent UNSC membership for India — mirage or achievable?

PM Narendra Modi advocated India‘s inclusion among the permanent members of the UNSC during the 75th session of the UN General Assembly The only increase in the membership of the Security Council came in 1965, […]


Forty Americans among Coronavirus infected aboard Diamond Princess Cruise Ship

NEW YORK  (TIP):  There are 40 Americans among 400 aboard the cruise ship Diamond Princess who have been found to be infected with Coronavirus. The entire population of the ship is  quarantined . The ship […]


India-Japan ties to become stronger in ‘New India’, PM Modi tells diaspora

KOBE, JAPAN (TIP): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday, June 27 said the ties between India and Japan will become stronger in ‘New India’ as he thanked the Indian diaspora for being part of the […]

United States

Indian Envoy woos Silicon Valley Investors for Next Phase of India’s Development

WASHINGTON (TIP): Describing Silicon Valley as the best regional partner of India in the social innovation arena, India’s Ambassador to the US Harsh Vardhan Shringla expressed hope that more VC funding from Silicon Valley will […]

Frontpage News

Trump arrives in Osaka for G-20 Summit; to meet Modi, Xi and Putin

OSAKA /WASHINGTON (TIP): US President Donald Trump on Thursday, June 27, arrived in Osaka, Japan  to attend the G-20 Summit over the weekend and to hold discussions on a host of bilateral and global issues […]