S. Raghotham

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DefExpo goes into depression

When it became known some years ago that India planned to spend over a $100 billion in buying military equipment over the ensuing decade, foreign military equipment makers salivated at the opportunity, and rushed to India, building offices in Delhi and engineering and R&D centres and partnerships, signing up Indian partners for joint ventures, showing their “commitment to India”, and pouring thousands of dollars into participating in India’s two biannual flagship military exhibitions, DefExpo in the capital’s Pragati Maidan and AeroIndia Show at the Yelahanka Air Force Station in Bengaluru.

Petty game or devious plot?

In its 2001 year-end issue, in the wake of 9/11, Time magazine’s cover had a picture of former New York mayor Rudy Guiliani standing tall in the background of Manhattan’s tall buildings, and the cover

Of late, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has been thoughtlessly and in a hurry jumping into every available situation, without verifying basic facts, to criticise the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Madhu Kishwar, as the editor of Manushi, set the feminism agenda for many Indian women decades ago. Madhu Kishwar as chief media admirer of prime ministerial hopeful Narendra Modi is another story completely. The first Kishwar has been declared missing, never to be found.