Guest Columnists

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A tiff with Morarjibhai Desai

When Desai saw the discretionary grant register, he pronounced, ‘Indira used to send Natwar Singh foreign currency by the diplomatic...

gautam

Oil on fire: The open-market illusion in statist fetters

Suspicion remains that a proportion of the fuel taxes pays for a bloated political and bureaucratic apparatus.   Prime Minister...

jayadev

Recent high-level visits to Tibet merit attention

High level cadres of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) do not often travel outside Beijing unless it is to “Red...

come carpentier

Is the increasing multipolarity dragging the world into chaos?

Disrupting environmental-climatic factors are triggering multiple economic, social and existential emergencies to which insufficient responses are being given.   The...

prafull

Migration into Assam has roots in Jinnah’s Pakistan plan

Jinnah’s idea of a distinctly separate holy land for Muslims comprised five provinces including Assam.   What is today the...

monika

Australia takes China-appeasement route

Australia appears to be oscillating around the same tumult that most of the world is facing today—how to deal with...

razi

Clear the confusion regarding Islam

The difficulty is that self-appointed custodians of Islam have taken it upon themselves to set things right using violence.  ...

Idukki (Kerala): A view of the Idukki dam on Aug. 10, 2018. (Photo: IANS)

Kerala should get its ‘sustainable’ priorities right

Without a development-cum-rebuilding strategy that is aligned to climate and environmental change, Kerala’s future is at stake.   Kerala’s floods...

U.S. Defense Secretary Mattis inspects honour guard as India's Defence Minister Sitharaman looks on in New Delhi

China watching India-US 2+2 dialogue with keen interest

Dialogue aimed at enhancing strategic coordination and maintaining peace in the Indo-Pacific region.   The new India-US 2+2 dialogue slated...

Punjab: Punjab Minister and former cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu leaves to attend the oath-taking ceremony of  Pakistan's Prime Minister-in-waiting Imran Khan via Attari border, in Punjab, on  Aug 17, 2018. (Photo: IANS)

Ignore ‘peace’ propaganda by apologists of Pak

Prime Minister Modi should be upfront as before on national security issues as the common Indian’s concerns for a safe...

VAJPAYEE MODI

Modi carries forward Vajpayee’s legacy

Vajpayee had nothing in common with Nehru beyond parliamentary etiquette.   Amongst the deluge of eulogies and hosannas on the...

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China riled by the Indo-Pacific construct

Indo-Pacific Strategy is the outcome of the shift of power from the West to the East.   Chinese academics, like...

ashok

How Morarji made Vajpayee’s life difficult

There is all-round praise about Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s humane approach to life, which earned him the distinction of Ajatshatru (one...

ravi

Imperial loot of India is a myth

In our schools and colleges, we are told how British rule was an unmitigated disaster, how our imperial rulers looted...

santosh kumar

Onam turns into a nightmare in Kerala

202 people have died in the past ten days. Lakhs are still marooned and thousands unaccounted await rescue.   As...