'Photojournalism is there to trigger interest, to make people learn more. And in the long term, to be a visual reminder of how great, brutal, happy, sad and unfair the world once was.'-- Damir Sagolj They say a photograph speaks louder than words. That is perhaps why Reuters decided to present Damir Sagolj, its China-based photographer, the Photojournalist of the Year award. Sagolj spent 2016 documenting the ongoing drug war in the Philippines and North Korea's party congress. In the ... Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
In a few years from now, India will be looking at an entirely different type of military adversary across the borders, in our waters, in the air, in space and in our communication networks, says Nitin Pai. What caught public attention recently was the announcement that China’s defence outlays have crossed a trillion yuan ($151 billion) for the first time, albeit growing at a slower 7 per cent in line with slower economic growth expectations. As usual, foreign analysts complained that the ...Rediff.com, 6 days ago
'The Chinese being focussed more seawards is definitely better for India with China being the looming threat along our land borders,' says Brigadier S K Chatterji (retd). IMAGE: 'With the South China Sea being Beijing's greater focus, the 7 percent increase in its defence budget is likely to be channelled majorly for the PLA Navy.' The Chinese defence budget for 2017 was presented at the 5th session of the 12th National People's Congress on March 5. It caters for an increase of 7 percent as ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
Fourth place finishes usually cause heartbreaks in a medal-starved nation like India, but such was the effect of Dipa's Karmakar's Produnova vault in the final at the Rio Olympics that it made the country wake up to the sport like never before and made her an overnight star. IMAGE: Dipa Karmakar competes during the qualification round at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Photograph: Damir Sagolj/Reuters She embodied the Olympic spirit despite missing out on a coveted podium finish and while she ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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