How was the Hyderabad Civil Service: A look into the 1940s

 In accordance with the 1919 Firman, Hyderabad Civil Service Committee was established and as a personnel agency it played a significant role in the management of civil services. It was independent in its functioning and no attempt was made to bring pressure on the decision-making process of the Committee. Continue reading How was the Hyderabad Civil Service: A look into the 1940s

India-China military talks collapse: “Chinese side wasn’t agreeable”

The 13th round of talks between Indian and Chinese military commanders over the standoff in Ladakh collapsed on Sunday, the Indian Army said, adding that the Chinese side was not “agreeable” and “could not provide any forward looking proposals”. 

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Mission Kahmir: The relationship between Indian popular cinema and the mobilization of national desire

Mission Kashmir can manifest preoccupation with the traumatic impact of the Kashmir conflict on the national imaginary with its latent, discomfiting realization that wars are fought and won with the camera rather than the gun. Mission Kashmir can also be viewed as a self-conscious moment within a long history of the articulation of Indian desire for the Kashmir Valley through the cinematic apparatus we call “Bollywood.” Continue reading Mission Kahmir: The relationship between Indian popular cinema and the mobilization of national desire

Roja: How Bollywood portrays the Valley through a rose-tainted lens

Cinema’s renewed interest in Kashmir was catalyzed by a product of a regional film industry, whose competition with Bollywood parallels political contestations between Northern and Southern India. Mani Ratnam’s successful penetration of the national market with Roja—a first for a Tamil film—points not only to his timely capture of an older territory of desire hitherto dominated by Bollywood. Continue reading Roja: How Bollywood portrays the Valley through a rose-tainted lens

Chief Economic Advisor KV Subramanian Resigns

KV Subramanian, Chief Economic Advisor to the government of India will return to academia at the end of his three year tenure. “I have decided to return back to academia following the completion of my 3 year fulfilling tenure. Serving the nation has been an absolute privilege. I have wonderful support and encouragement,” Mr Subramanian tweeted. 

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Pandora Papers: The biggest ever financial data leak reveals secret wealth and dealings of influentials from across the world

Pandora paper leaks are significant in many ways, as the name suggests, it opens the pandora box of financial records of the super-rich and popular personalities from all across the world. It is the most voluminous record ever produced, that consists of around 12 million files(mostly from the 1990s to 2019) in 2.94 TB of data from 14 global corporate service firms with details of around 29,000 offshore companies and private trusts being set up in tax haven territories. Continue reading Pandora Papers: The biggest ever financial data leak reveals secret wealth and dealings of influentials from across the world