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West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee addresses a press conference

Mamata arrives on national scene

India is in dire need of a strong opposition. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has now arrived on the national scene....

A file photo of former Attorney General of India, Soli Sorabjee passes away at the age of 91 years

The times they are hard

After the first Covid-19 wave, it was mistakenly thought that the worst was over. Complacency was all too evident. The...

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My memories of Fidel Castro

During my 1982 visit I had not expected to meet President Castro. A few hours before my departure I was...

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Wind of change in Russia-Pak relations

Sergey Lavrov has been Foreign Minister of Russia for 17 years. Perhaps the longest serving Foreign Minister in the world....

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A letter from Sharda Prasad

‘Diaries are not always truthful. They record the minutiae but miss the essence.’ When Emergency was declared on 26 June...

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Gopal book gives peek into Gandhi’s life

Gandhi Restless As Mercury is an extension of Gandhiji’s autobiography. I have respect for a few people. Gopal Gandhi I...

Rare studio photograph of Mahatma Gandhi taken in London England UK at the request of Lord Irwin 1931

Those who gave us quotable quotes

‘No Englishman is too low to have scruples; no Englishman is high enough to be free from tyranny.’ Gandhi: “I...

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Dandi march: The salt revolution of 1930

The march began on 12 March 1930. Gandhi left Sabarmati Ashram at 6.30 am, accompanied by 79 satyagrahis. Mahatma Gandhi’s...

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No lowering our guard against China

China is planning to build a ‘passageway’ between Tibet and South Asia. The National People’s Congress opened in Beijing on...

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Fingers crossed on India-Pak ceasefire

Moeed Yusuf later denied that any meeting between him and Ajit Doval was held. This should be taken with a...

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Remembering Nelson Mandela

While Nelson Mandela was a genuine admirer of Mahatma Gandhi, he writes, ‘In India, Gandhi had been dealing with a...

Chief of Army Staff General MM Naravane met State Counsellor of Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi

Matter of Myanmar: Our own interest is priority

It would be unwise to withdraw our ambassador. He could be called for consultations and kept in Delhi for some...

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Re-reading a Gandhi biography

Louis Fischer’s first book on the Mahatma, A Week with Gandhi was published in the United States in 1943. I read...

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What if Netaji had returned to India?

Bose would have challenged Nehru for the post of Prime Minister. In the 1920s, the two upcoming Congress leaders were...

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Trump divided the United States

Today, Washington resembles an armed fortress. ‘America is therefore the land of the future, where, in ages that lie before...

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The worst US President ever

For the first time in the history of the USA four former Presidents have condemned a serving President. Mr Donald...

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Donald Trump will not be forgotten

His amazingly thick skin makes him the most insensitive US President ever. President Donald Trump, to the relief of most...

2020: Anything that could go wrong went wrong

2020: Anything that could go wrong went wrong

2020 ends with the frightening, unprecedented worldwide coronavirus pandemic.

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My China Diary

After shaking hands, Dr Radhakrishnan patted Mao Tse Tung on the cheek.   I was posted to China-Peking in July...

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Men who shaped the 20th century

Some made the world a better place, others poisoned it.   In the second half of the 19th century were...

Farmers raise slogans during their protest against new farm law

Don’t underestimate Jat Sikh anger

I pray that reconciliation is achieved before it is too late. One of the most important duties of any government,...

Floral tributes being paid to senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel

Congress will miss Gogoi and Patel

Ahmed Patel’s death is a colossal loss to Sonia Gandhi, who gives her confidence and mind to few. She trusted...

Former U.S. President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama attend a community service project

Obama is a remarkable man

Whether he was a great President or not only time will tell. Former US President Barack Obama’s autobiography, A Promised...

Sant artist gives the final touch to an art congratulating newly elected US President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris

Biden will be a blessing after Trump

In 2001, in Washington, Joe Biden hosted a lunch for Sonia Gandhi. Manmohan Singh, Murli Deora and I accompanied her....