shock 'The Writing on the Wall. India Checkmates America 2017'
by S Padmanabhan gives a chilling taste of what may come over
the next 15 years: India builds up its military, and allies
with China and other Asian nations to become a new superpower.
Rising tensions between Pakistan and India lead to a dramatic
climax in which India finds itself at war against America. A
review by CHANAKYA
vs Centre In this season of resolutions, the
Centre has received quite a few shocks. If Amarinder Singh’s
move to stump the SC’s SYL verdict was not enough, Okram Ibobi
planned to deny the Armed Forces special status in Manipur.
And now Mulayam Singh has resolved to re-include Hardwar and
the plains of Udham Singh Nagar districts in Uttar Pradesh,
writes RAJEEV SHUKLA
New Statesman Another
Qur'an: Lost in translation Translations of the
Qur'an have long been a battleground. Ostensibly, the purpose
of translating the most sacred text of Islam is to make it
accessible to those without Arabic - Muslims and non-Muslims
alike. But English translations of the Qur'an have frequently
been used to subvert the text as well as its real message.
(Requires registration) Financial Express Hyundai Takes
Toyota Bull By The Horn This is comparative advertising at its
competitive best. ‘No wonder the Elantra beats the Corolla yet
again’— that’s the punch-phrase in Hyundai’s new advertising
campaign for its Elantra sedan in India.
Standard Calling the bluff Recent
events have highlighted the strength of sleep
deprivation as an instrument of torture. When jet lag
commands, few can disobey the order to sleep. Surprising as it
may seem, there is another power with an equal “command”
effect—ideology, writes SURJIT S