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Victory At Dacca

And Thus A Desh Was Born

Pakistan’s egregious folly in its eastern wing sparked a socio-political crisis of biblical magnitude. The resultant war with India birthed Bangladesh. At the dawn of the 1971 war’s golden jubilee, we remember the Indian military’s finest hour.

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December 28, 2020

Cover Story

  • Victory At Dacca

    How The West Was Won

    A border that runs from the Himalayas to the Thar. A company commander who fought the Battle...

    December 28, 2020 | Maj. Gen. (retd) P.K. Puri
  • Victory At Dacca

    To The East We Went and Won...

    The Dhaka victory was spectacular but much more could have been done to secure India’s strategic...

    December 28, 2020 | Lt Gen. (retd) J.B.S. Yadava
  • Victory At Dacca

    Bayonets Fixed: Fight Of Their...

    Naya Chor, Fazilka, Basantar, Chhamb…. Battles that have vanished into the fog: on cold...

    December 28, 202
  • Victory At Dacca

    All Boots Lead To The Sugar...

    India's multi-sectoral battle plans for East Pakistan converged on Dacca—this utimate prize was fiercely...

    December 28, 2020
  • Interview

    Pakistan Wants To Be...

    Lt Col Quazi Sajjad Ali Zahir, who defected from the Pakistani Army to join the Liberation War, talks...

    December 28, 2020 | Outlook
  • Victory At Dacca

    50 Years Of Unlearning

    East Pakistan was our most democratic region. But bad policies eventually cracked open the fissures.

    December 28, 2020 | Murtaza Solangi
  • Economy

    Taka Talks In A Tailored Suit

    Exports, robust domestic economy and macroeconomic stability fuel Bangladesh’s growth since 2004

    December 28, 2020 | Saroj K. Mohanty
  • Economy

    Going Mega For Growth

    A rural, riverine idyll pockmarked by ugly politics? No, spanking-new airports, under-river tunnels and...

    December 28, 2020


  • Governance/Bengal

    Spilt Ink On Merit Cards

    Trinamool’s many welfare schemes are praiseworthy. But corruption and bias in implementation have bred...

    December 28, 2020 | Snigdhendu Bhattacharya
  • Covid/Dud Vax

    Is Your Shot Real Or Plain...

    India is yet to adopt protocols for securing potential coronavirus vaccines from counterfeiters

    December 28, 2020 | Jeevan Prakash Sharma
  • Interview

    ‘Farmers Aren’t Anti-National’

    Farmers' Protest: Union minister Nitin Gadkari says the Narendra Modi government won’t do...

    December 28, 2020 | Bhavna Vij-Aurora
  • Opinion

    The Burning Issue

    The menace of stubble burning can be solved only by taking the consent of farmers in plans...

    December 28, 2020 | Tarini Mehta


Sans Frontiers

Headlines from around the world last week

December 28, 2020

Foreign Hand

In terse but lyrical prose that attained the complexity of...

December 28, 2020


  • Snapshot

    Farm Fire Singes JD(S)

    What explains Kumaraswamy’s curious warmth towards BSY?...

    December 28, 2020 | Ajay Sukumaran
  • Interview

    ‘Feels Like We Are One Family...’

    Actor Sonu Sood speaks about his work for migrants and on ‘Ilaaj...

    December 28, 2020 | Lachmi Deb Roy
  • Punjab

    Sunny Paaji’s Silence

    On screen, he speaks his lines like he wrenches water pumps from the...

    December 28, 2020 | Bhavna Vij-Aurora
  • Poliglot

    Mixed Shots

    Passing through: A chuckle here, a teardrop there.

    December 28, 2020



In case you missed it: News and newsmakers from India over the past week

December 28, 2020

Crimes Rise In Nitish’s Home

A school teacher shot right through the eye, businessmen brothers disappeared, a jewellery shop looted of crores...

December 28, 2020 | Giridhar Jha

Arts & Entertainment


A Pandemic, The Patron And Philanthropist

What models of giving can benefit the arts and culture sector?

December 28, 2020 | Girinandini Singh
Review/Art and Culture

Make, Remake, Role Play

Bhumi Pednekar speaks with Giridhar Jha about her new movie...

December 28, 2020 | Giridhar Jha


Book Review

Innocents In City Primeval

Lives in the new Malayali diaspora intersect in a Delhi wracked by change and tragedy

December 28, 2020 | Bindu Menon



Emmy Diary

What happens when a former top cop meets a pesky filmmaker who asks too many questions at a party? Years of research...

December 28, 2020 | Neeraj Kumar



Published Feedback From Our Readers: Rants, Raves, Bouquets, Brickbats

December 28, 2020