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It isn’t an expression our political class likes to use often, but there is talk every now and then to unleash the animal spirits...
Monday, October 7, 2019 - 09:51
Does the world care about Kashmir? They know that it is a part of the subcontinent over which India and Pakistan keep trading...
Monday, September 30, 2019 - 10:54
The many years I spent covering and travelling to countries where people weren’t quite as free to speak against their rulers as...
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 10:03
India is facing a rising, new strategic threat. It isn’t another brigade the Pakistanis moved to the LoC or another overly...
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 10:39
Kashmir has a new status quo & Pakistan can risk breaking it. A solution can be found only after accepting that the existing...
Monday, August 19, 2019 - 09:42
India’s big cities are rotting, growing into massive, self-governing slums. When attempts are made to fix them, corals come in...
Monday, July 22, 2019 - 09:24
Three things have triggered this week’s thought process.  One, the wide dismay in the strategic community over the stationary...
Monday, July 15, 2019 - 10:09
There was both a buzz and a hush among the front rows at Rashtrapati Bhavan as Sushma Swaraj walked in to sit in the front row...
Monday, June 3, 2019 - 10:15
Writings on the Wall is a metaphor that grew out of my travels, mostly through the poll-bound regions of India and the...
Monday, May 13, 2019 - 13:36
You can pick your metaphor: It takes iron to break iron. Diamond cuts diamond. If you so wish, you can even say, poison is the...
Monday, May 6, 2019 - 13:45
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath is the latest, and so far, the most senior Congress leader to indicate a target for his...
Monday, April 29, 2019 - 09:18
In the course of my usual trawling of the Hindi media, I am struck by lyrics from a very distant, faded past. It was Kavi (poet)...
Monday, April 22, 2019 - 09:42
In the years I used to travel frequently to Pakistan to report, one of its illustrious high commissioners to New Delhi asked me...
Monday, April 15, 2019 - 11:03
You have to get out of Delhi often if want to understand that there are two ways of looking at India: Inside-out, that is, from...
Monday, April 8, 2019 - 13:15
The most obvious question incumbent seeking re-election should be asking his voters is: Are you better off than you were when you...
Monday, April 1, 2019 - 10:06
With just over two weeks to go for the first phase of voting, how battle-ready does the Congress look? How is the josh of its...
Monday, March 25, 2019 - 09:12
What is more overpowering, fear or love? You should be asking a psychologist. What a political columnist can do, on the other...
Monday, March 18, 2019 - 10:54
Kitney aadmi thhey (how many enemies were there), asked Gabbar Singh, the most feared, yet adored villain of Hindi cinema,...
Monday, March 11, 2019 - 13:15
There are two challenges when you talk about Pakistan today. First, whether you focus on the history, geography or politics. And...
Monday, March 4, 2019 - 10:21
Revenge is the immediate call after a terror attack with Pakistani fingerprints. In a couple of days, sanity tip-toes back into...
Monday, February 25, 2019 - 12:00