The irony of conflict is that martyrs are made by their enemies.
16 Jul 2017
An official visit of a Prime Minister or a President is a signal to both allies and enemies that change is underway.
09 Jul 2017
At Sabarmati ashram last week, where the Mahatma spun the revolution of India’s freedom, Prime Minister Narendra Modi sat at a charkha to spin yet another pattern in India’s development story on the
02 Jul 2017
What is not surprising about Narendra Modi is his predilection for springing surprises.
25 Jun 2017
Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon ‘em’.
18 Jun 2017
Identity without identification is being as clueless as an Eskimo in Edinburgh.
11 Jun 2017
Great nations are created by great leaders. Great movements are created by great ideas.
04 Jun 2017
Contrary to kinetics, the couch potato’s life is fraught with nervous strife. The television viewer’s perception of India is being distorted in a mad race for TRP numbers.
28 May 2017
As the Modi government looks to complete three years in the driving seat, Opposition leaders have collected at 15 Gurudwara Rakabganj Road, the war room of the Congress party.
21 May 2017
Image matters. Saudi Arabia has enough petrodollars to stay the darling of capitalism, but its medievally regressive reputation is a public relations disaster.
14 May 2017
All significant leaders acquire a sobriquet in the course of their political life. Indira Gandhi—dictator. Narasimha Rao—Chanakya. Atal Bihari Vajpayee—Hindu liberal.
07 May 2017
Just like an idea has the power to move a nation, a word has the power to move an idea.
30 Apr 2017
Since the beginning of time, stone has been mankind’s strongest allegory of strength.
23 Apr 2017
Unlike America’s CIA, Britain’s MI6 or Pakistan’s ISI, India is coy about naming its intelligence agencies.
16 Apr 2017
Caesar’s wife is having marital problems. In the nuptial nightmare of power and probity, the conduct of our esteemed legislators is rocking the boat.
26 Mar 2017
Poverty and politics are as inseparable as the Congress party and the Gandhi family.
19 Mar 2017
Prophets are frighteningly tragic figures. Like 15th century Florentine Renaissance preacher Girolamo Savonarola, they call down the wrath of god on the corrupt and the decadent.
12 Mar 2017
Considering Attila tolerant is as historically heretical as comparing Swami Vivekananda to a Jesuit.
05 Mar 2017
Microquakes are indicative of macro faultlines in political geography.
26 Feb 2017
Justice is blind. The enforcers of justice, however, are cockeyed. Over a decade after the 2005 bombings in Delhi in which 67 died, the court acquitted two men last week, lamenting that the prosecutio
19 Feb 2017
James the First, who ruled England when the East India Company landed in India, was the original king of the good times.
12 Feb 2017