Pushpesh Pant

Little to Cheer in Poll-ready Country

So the battle cry has been raised.

13 Oct 2018

Dogfights in darkening skies

The Rafale Fighter deal has triggered dangerous dogfights much before the deployment of a single plane in the IAF squadrons.

28 Sep 2018

It is the best of times, the worst of times

Past few days have recalled to our mind the opening lines of Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities more than once.

14 Sep 2018

1984 Anti-Sikh Riots Cannot Be Wished Away

Trust RaGa to make a gaffe and spoil the party when everything seemed to be on a roll for him. Addressing a handpicked sympathetic audience he has come out with the gem that Congress had

30 Aug 2018

Nothing to be Upbeat About in the 72nd Year

As India celebrated its independence, it was natural for our thoughts to turn not only to achievements but also to challenges and opportunities.

16 Aug 2018

BJP Ought to Crack the Whip at the Earliest

India continues to oppose the ‘One Belt One Road’ project and China continues to slowly advance its pincer movement.

04 Aug 2018

It’s high time we got back to serious business

It’s difficult to deny that the number of persons who can talk courageously to those in power has shrunk in the past months.

21 Jul 2018

Sideshows Bury Dangerous Developments

As we are approaching 2019, the signs of stress are showing among not only the rank and file but also in higher echelons of command.

08 Jul 2018

Mandate to rule no permanent carte blanche

True to form, Arvind Kejriwal created a storm in the tea cup and once again the BJP’s leadership has allowed it to become more threatening like a twister.

21 Jun 2018

BJP has lost the plot before its term ends

The Three Idiots—we mean the characters in the hit Aamir Khan film—may have found the solutions to their live’s problems by repeating loudly “all is well” and tunefully whistling away all worries.

09 Jun 2018

Winner takes it all, and the mighty fall

BJP could have saved itself and the Governor a lot of ignominy and abuse by letting the post-poll alliance of the Congress and the JDS to form the government.

26 May 2018

Indians unwilling to silently watch the Slide

There are some very distressing incidents that have swiftly been air-sprayed from headlines due to manufactured excitement about the elections in Karnataka.

12 May 2018

How Many More to be Killed till We Wake up?

There has been a spate of horrific news items in media recently about heinous crimes against children. It began with Kathua and Unnao, and since there has been no respite.

28 Apr 2018

It is Time to Look Within and Quell the Fire

Decades ago James Baldwin had written the book Fire Next Time issuing a grim warning about the seething rage causing unrest among the Afro-American community that could explode like a volcano

12 Apr 2018

Is Gorakhpur the iceberg that will sink BJP?

he shocks administered by the voter to the over-confident and arrogant BJP in Gorakhpur and Phulpur are—some suggest—just the tip of the iceberg that is going to sink this Titanic.

31 Mar 2018