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Cool Breeze: Politics of fighter jets

The launch of my book The Contenders, Who Will Lead India Tomorrow, which profiles 16 GenNext politicians, was a power...

ravi

DeMo: Success or failure?

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is a brave man, for it calls for a great deal of courage to defend as...

lord

The attack on the rules-based order

When nations begin to break their own rules and ignore agreed customs, instead of refreshing them and building on them...

p2

We can do without the nomenclature epidemic

Renaming cities cannot be national priority. We have far more work to do in the fields of health, education etc....

jhon

China’s economic tentacles are grabbing Southern Europe

Next month Chinese President Xi Jinping is undertaking a state visit to Spain and Portugal, cementing China’s quiet diplomatic and...

anil

Nexus of good

The CBI-moment could well be the curtain-call moment for the faceless public servant. The bad and the ugly are known....

pankaj

RSS banks on Lord Ram instead of BJP

Ahead of the 2019 Parliamentary polls, the growing clamour for the construction of a temple at the disputed site in...

praful

Individual freedom is central to Hindu ethos

Hinduness is dialectical, but imperial desire does not come naturally to the Hindu.   Going by his recent statements to...

p2

Only a Grand Gesture can slay communal sentiment

Only a Grand Gesture can slay communal sentiment   India has a stellar judiciary, but thanks to the country’s colonial-era...

p1

The economy will decide 2019

After succeeding in May 2014 in getting a Lok Sabha majority for the first time in the history of the...

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Supernatural versus rational explanations

Have you ever seen a ghost? It may not have been a ghost at all, you know. There may be...

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Cool Breeze: Tejashwi Yadav

Excerpts from conversations I had with GenNext leaders for my book, The Contenders, which was launched this week.   TEJASHWI...

pankaj

Khurana: Delhi’s phenomenal mass leader

Madan Lal Khurana was perhaps the last leader from the national capital with a mass appeal running across party lines....

virendra

Statue honours a man abandoned by Dynasty

Petty arguments do not detract from Sardar’s stellar role in the making of India.   Of all the arguments against...

nalapat

America First meets China First

Trump’s aim is to reverse Xi’s drive to overtake the US in technological innovation.   “America First, and Donald J....