Articles by Karan Pradhan
Mar 20, 2019
In blog, Narendra Modi hits out at Congress over press freedom, gives kettle room to launch counterattack on potPrime Minister Narendra Modi took to his blog to hit out at the Congress in a post titled 'Institutional respect and Institutional contempt - two contrasting approaches'
Mar 05, 2019
Keith Flint dies at 49: Larger-than-life frontman was arguably The Prodigy's most instantly identifiable elementOn Monday afternoon, news began trickling in that Keith Flint had breathed his last at the age of 49. The Guardian reported that the Prodigy vocalist was found dead at his Essex home and that "[t]he death is not being treated as suspicious"
Mar 04, 2019
India, Russia to sign $3bn lease for Akula-class submarine: Deal shows despite new partnerships, old ties hold strongIndia is set to sign a deal on Thursday with Russia to lease an Akula-class submarine for the Indian Navy. The nuclear submarine — that is being called INS Chakra III — is likely to be ready, after refurbishment, by 2025
Feb 28, 2019
By announcing release of captured IAF pilot, Imran Khan takes hold of narrative for now, grabs moral high groundOn Wednesday, social media was full of images and video clips of captured IAF pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman bloodied, arrested, blindfolded, then cleaned up and casually quizzed while sipping a cup of tea
Feb 21, 2019
Modi-MbS joint statement provides reality check about India's foreign policy: So many partners, so few friendsOn Thursday, the Grand Old Party's national spokesperson Randeep Surjewala lashed out at Narendra Modi over the inadequacies of the joint statement signed by the prime minister and Saudi Arabian crown prince Mohammed bin Salman on Wednesday
Jan 14, 2019
Arsenal's defensive frailties to blame for poor results, lack of creativity, midfield mediocrity and ostracism of top playerWhat's gone wrong at Arsenal? Have players collectively decided to down tools? Have all the other teams suddenly decided to play like Barcelona? Are there other issues at play?
Jan 09, 2019
Bandersnatch or Bandar's Naach? The Black Mirror 'event' isn’t all it’s cracked up to beit seems the purpose of Black Mirror: Bandersnatch was: Give the masses a shiny new toy to play with, devoid although it may be of substance and finesse, and watch the monkeys dance. Bandar’s Naach anyone?
Nov 26, 2018
Mike Pompeo's statement on 26/11 is nothing new: US consistency and actual action on Pakistan are the real positivesThe Ministry of External Affairs welcomed Pompeo's remarks and reaffirmed the India's esolve to "to bring justice to the families of the victims and the martyrs" of 26/11
Nov 15, 2018
Donald Trump gives Republic Day a miss but chief guest Cyril Ramaphosa may hold key to boost India-South Africa tiesDue in part to cultural, historical and economic factors, South Africa has been an important partner for India.
Oct 23, 2018
Clubs copy-pasted formula on Invincibles team and snatched out best players: Ex-Arsenal 'keeper Jens Lehmann tells FirstpostJens Lehmann talks to Firstpost about Arsenal, his former boss Arsene Wenger, the current state of the German football team and everything else under the sun. Well almost.