Guest Columnists

ravi shanker

Net neutrality: A socialist idea whose time has come

By accepting net neutrality, the government has proved that it is committed to socialism.   You can trust India to...

theresa

Outlook for UK-India trade post Brexit positive, in spite of clouds

Immigration has cast a shadow over trade discussions, especially with the transition from Cameron to  May.   It wasn’t supposed...

satish

India must watch out for Afghan pitfalls

Pakistan supported terrorist networks in Afghanistan are generating a lot of hate against India.   A recent suicide attack in...

Illustration photo of Peak Pegasus, a cargo ship carrying soybeans from the U.S. to the port in Dalian, China

US-China trade war kicks off

China is filling all possible vacuums left by US abdication from competition in the economic and strategic arenas.   On...

dc pathak

A timely course correction in Kashmir

The Ramzan ceasefire in Kashmir ended on a note of sharp escalation of violence by Pakistan-sponsored terrorists, who took advantage...

p1 nehru

Nehruvian secularism was anything but secular

The selective pampering has now extended to caste and creed lines.   I had the pleasure of talking to Mr...

World Population- page 13

China-India economic accord will be a global tipping point

China and India will have more middle class people than the total populations of the US and EU combined.  ...

Kathmandu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Nepalese Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli ahead of the delegation level talks, in Kathmandu, Nepal on May 11, 2018. (Photo: IANS/PIB)

PM’s Nepal visit a counter to China’s growing influence

This visit had twin purposes: one was to reassure Nepal that India is an all-weather friend and another that the...

lord marland

India can have dramatic impact on Commonwealth’s trading future

As the fastest growing economy of the 53 nations, India has the chance to be one of Commonwealth’s largest powers....

merkel_ashcroft

Polling is imperfect, but better than guessing

It’s been a bumpy few years for the pollsters. Surveys overestimated support for Angela Merkel’s party in last September’s German...

jacob

Parliament must be provided with correct study on Pentavalent

The deaths of healthy children taken for routine immunisation are not acceptable.   On 18 March, The Sunday Guardian published...

Sopore: Protesters pelt stones on security personnel in Sopore of Jammu and Kashmir on April 13, 2018. (Photo: IANS)

Kashmiris are Indians, let us embrace them

The political space in the state is almost vacant, with a collapsing economic situation and disenchanted youths.   We all...

JK_1

Anatomy of a Concoction*

Since when asking for a CBI inquiry has become communal politics and shielding the ‘rapists’?   On 17 January 2018,...

China set for second phase of Xi’s anti-graft campaign

People may be surprised to know that of the 39 million people who work for the government in China only...

New anti human trafficking law is a step in right direction

The voluntary sector of India, the entire NGO community operating through thousands of organisations, who have been working for women...