K Natwar Singh

Mahabalipuram: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping exchange gifts on the 2nd day of an Informal Summit, in Tamil Nadu's Mahabalipuram on Oct 12, 2019. (Photo: IANS/PIB)

Xi ’s visit ended on a constructive note

The statements made by the two leaders at the delegation meeting said little, but conveyed much.     President Xi...

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When I got a brief glimpse of Mahatma

I carried a photograph of Gandhiji in the hope of getting it signed by him. All I could manage was...

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150 years of Gandhi

He was a guru, saint, visionary, apostle of non-violence and a peace loving revolutionary, ascetic politician.     On 2...

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Jaishankar’s PoK statement baffling

The External Affairs Minister of India said that India would have ‘physical jurisdiction’ over PoK.   External Affairs Minister S....

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Gandhi was a well read man

There is a list of books Gandhiji read in Yerawada jail between 1922 and 1924. The number exceeds 150 plus....

(L-R) Natwar Singh, Rajiv Gandhi and Robert Gabriel Mugabe of Zimbabwe.

My first meeting with Robert Mugabe

Mehta came with encouraging news. Mr Mugabe would receive me at midnight at an undisclosed location.   I first met...

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Tolstoy foresaw Gandhi’s greatness

The greatest novelist of all time noted the worth of a relatively unknown Gandhi and wrote at length to him....

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Pak’s outpouring against India pathetic

Pak’s former army chief said the Kartarpur Corridor should be used to send jihadis to destabilise Punjab.   Earlier in...

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PM raised important issue in I-Day speech

In India lives 18% of the world’s population. By 2024 India will become the most populous country on earth.  ...

Sushma Swaraj (1952-2019)

It’ll be a long time before another Sushma arrives

She was diligent with an eye for detail, measured judgement. Her political career was untarnished.   She always spoke to...

Foreign Minister of Iraq, Ibrahim Al-Eshaiker Al-Jafari meets Sushma Swaraj

It’ll be a long time before another Sushma arrives

She was diligent with an eye for detail, measured judgement. Her political career was untarnished.     She always spoke...

Former Congress leader Sanjay Singh welcomed into the BJP by party leaders J.P. Nadda and Bhupender Yadav, at the party’s headquarters in New Delhi, on Wednesday. IANS

Congress is in ICU

The party is in the grip of the most serious crisis in its 134-year history. It is going through a...

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Fotedar, the man who knew too much

He was in his heyday a very influential Congress figure, wholly trusted by Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi.    ...

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Pak reaction to ICJ ruling ridiculous

Pak claimed that Jadhav was a spy for RAW. He was atrociously treated and was forced to make a confession....

Anti-extradition bill protesters shout slogans as they march to West Kowloon Express Rail Link Station in Hong Kong, China, on 7 July. REUTERS

Hong Kong’s special status in jeopardy

The ‘movement’ to erode the sovereignty of Hong Kong produced strong emotions and anger.   Events in Hong Kong, a...

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On Rahul’s resignation and Congress’ future

If Rahul Gandhi was to now withdraw his resignation, his credibility would suffer a near fatal political blow.   The...

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Conversations with C. Rajagopalachari

I have been re-reading Rajmohan Gandhi’s biography of his maternal grandfather, Chakravarty Rajagopalachari. His name consisted of 26 letters. Mahatma...

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No place for happiness in politics

Congress is in the midst of a serious political paralysis, but it’s not yet time to write its obituary.  ...

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Majority in Khan Market from middle class

Civil servants and members of the armed forces seen in the gang abode do not have bulging bank accounts. Prime...

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How Congress functions, or does not

Those in the party who imagine Congress will reinvent itself shortly are under perilous delusion.   Whether Rahul Gandhi remains...

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Modi opens second term as a statesman

Narendra Modi is perhaps destined to be the maker of India of the 21st century.   On 23 May, not...

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Sure-footed Modi set poll narrative

Rahul Gandhi’s ‘Chowkidar Chor Hai’ slogan was a monumental disaster.   In the Lok Sabha elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi...

Former Australian Prime Minister Robert Hawke died on Thursday aged 89.

My memory of Bob Hawke

He was Australian Prime Minister for nine years and succeeded in changing Australia’s international profile.   Former Australian Prime Minister...

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India cannot afford to lower guard on terror

The chief of Jaish-e-Mohammed has been declared an international terrorist by the UN Security Council.   On Wednesday, 1 May,...