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True greatness is not being just the best

Kohli may not be the most loved or admired player in cricket today, but he is the most powerful.

14 Apr 2019

History hits back with Modi and the h-word

If philosophy is the forensics of politics, identity is resurrected by the archeology of ideology.

07 Apr 2019

Is Welfare Politics a Sign of Poor Self-confidence?

Every five years come interregnums when governance becomes politics and politics becomes governance. These are called elections.

29 Mar 2019

Islamic hijab: Pride and prejudice conflict in barbaric cover-up

With the sentencing of prominent Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh raises serious questions on Islamic women rights.

16 Mar 2019

Post-Balakot Strategy Carries Modi-Doval Fingerprint

After Abhinandan Varthaman’s release, Imran Khan wants a Nobel. But Narendra Modi is no Morarji and Khan is not Anwar Sadat. 

10 Mar 2019

Be prepared for a new genus of death

The perverse desire of Islamist terror mullahs to conquer and convert the world is actualised by young people who blow themselves up for their God, killing innocents.

02 Mar 2019

Diplomacy cannot condone murder and terror

Evil comes in many forms, the most powerful of which emanates from state power. It has fuelled pogroms on an unimaginable scale with Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot and Baghdadi topping the Monster List.

22 Feb 2019

Chandrababu Naidu: The Kingmaker’s Gambit

The Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister is wielding the Special Status issue as a potent weapon of political, electoral and economic relevance.

17 Feb 2019

A Lesson Left Behind by an Unknown Warrior 

Authoritarian leaders like satire like vampires like garlic.

17 Feb 2019

Modi’s own energy forces opponents into shape

Democracy is the greatest paradox of our time, as it ensures peace by imitating war.

10 Feb 2019

Democracy’s rules are for all. in religion, too.

Saints are born in the service of god and men. Not women, it is clear. Last week, a PIL in the Delhi High Court seeking investigation into the sexual abuse by Catholic priests was curtly dismissed.

02 Feb 2019

Moscow rules: Is Donald Trump a Russian agent?

At the height of the Cold War in the 1950s, the American media and political world were full of bizarre conspiracy theories.

27 Jan 2019

From Russia... for Trump with Love

At the heart of businessman-President Donald Trump’s relationship with Vladimir Putin lies billions of dollars in business interests.

27 Jan 2019

No more Modi vs Rahul. It is Modi vs the Family

Priyanka’s passage from the political foyer to the Grand Hall has many implications.

27 Jan 2019