Guest Columnists

ravi

10% quota may open a Pandora’s Box

By this move the Bharatiya Janata Party has chosen to breach the 50% cap on reservations set by the Supreme...

ajay

Mass upsurge in Kashmir is extremely regressive in nature

Terrorist operations and street mobilisation have been fully under the command of LeT and Ahl-i-Hadith.   The present regime in...

harsh

Defence reforms get a fillip, but more needs to be done urgently

In August 2018, finally, India’s defence planning architecture underwent a significant change with the Narendra Modi government deciding to establish...

G20 leaders summit in Buenos Aires

The world has changed, Merkel hasn’t

Angela Merkel should realise that with the fall of Berlin Wall, demise of communism and breakup of Soviet Union, a...

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Demonetisation was suggested by Bill and Nandan

The billionaires advocated an exponential increase in cashless transaction and demonetisation to the PMO.   Demonetisation rarely features in history,...

New Delhi: External Minister Sushma Swaraj and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi during the inaugural session of India-China High Level Media Forum in New Delhi on Dec 21, 2018. (Photo: IANS)

Resolution of thorny issues must accompany India-China people to people dialogue

This calls for abandoning the Cold War mentality and the zero-sum games between the two countries. Both must negotiate mutual,...

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi offers prayer at the premises of Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu

PM Modi must deliver on Hindutva, Ram temple

He needs to reassert a commitment to the BJP’s core beliefs. This will greatly encourage the Hindu masses.   Whenever,...

prafull

Europe is trapped in self-guilt

The colonial experience left a scar upon the civilised European conscience. Europe is now going out of its way to...

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visit the Hubei Provincial Museum in Wuhan

Can India and China paper over the cracks?

New Delhi and Beijing have recently undertaken efforts to reset their relationship, following the high tensions of the summer 2017...

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When Radhakrishnan patted Mao on the cheek

After shaking hands with the almighty Mao, he flouted every rule of protocol. The Chairman was taken aback.   Before...

shubhabrata

Indiscipline, factionalism rub sheen off Rahul’s moment of glory

Congress chief falters in asserting his independence in decision making.   Ashok Gehlot had crossed the security check at Palam’s...

br deepak

Watch out for Kyaukpyu port and China-Myanmar Economic Corridor

The port will give China access to the Bay of Bengal and cut short almost 5,000 km of sea route....

satoru

Relations with US-Japan-Australia present India with a dilemma

Locations of India and Japan on opposite sides of China can offset numerical advantage of China’s military.   In recent...

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hand with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence during their bilateral meeting in Singapore

Free trade for all: The potential that RCEP has

With services being about 55% of India’s GDP, agreement on the free movement of skilled personnel and related aspects of...

New Delhi: Congress activists stage a demonstration against the Central Government over Rafale deal in New Delhi on Nov 2, 2018. (Photo: IANS)

Has Opposition peaked too soon?

Its attempts to form a Mahagatbandhan suffers from a lack of conviction, and an agenda beyond ousting Modi.   The...