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Hindu-Muslim relations free of strife in Oman

This was due to the foresightedness of Sultan Qaboos. No ISIS, no Boko Haram, no influence of the Taliban.  ...

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Krishna Menon was not a team man

He was endowed with a razor sharp mind, which he used and misused. He had a poor judgement.   If...

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MEA’s statement on Iran rightly restrained

If the region gets disturbed, destabilised, tension ridden, it will have serious repercussions for India.   The New Year has...

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Stock taking 2019

The end of the year is a time for stock taking. I have selected five items which caught my imagination....

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Government has to provide healing touch

We must not ignore the international aspect. These protests are shown on TV in most countries.   The reduction of...

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We must find a way to manage technology

The December issue of The Book Review is devoted to what is known as the ‘Digital Revolution’.   Not many...

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I.K. Gujral stood up to Sanjay Gandhi

IKG was among the youngest ministers and much liked. He was efficient, sophisticated and warm hearted.   Rajya Sabha member...

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An unholy alliance in Maharashtra

Complex issue before SS Chief Minister is inclusion of secularism in the common minimum programme.     Maharashtra is, perhaps,...

Mumbai: Maharashtra Governor B.S. Koshyari administering the oath of office to Bharatiya Janata Party leader Devendra Fadnavis as the Chief Minister and Nationalist Congress Party leader Ajit Pawar as the Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra in Mumbai on

No permanent enemies or friends in politics

It’s surprising that a shrewd politician like Sharad Pawar was oblivious of what his nephew was up to.    ...

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Imran made a deplorable political speech

It was a purely a religious occasion. He should have ended his speech by greeting the pilgrims with warmth.  ...

Amritsar: Sikh pilgrims leave for Pakistan to participate in celebrations to commemorate the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, from Amritsar on Nov 5, 2019. A total 1,303 Indian Sikh pilgrims on Tuesday left for Pakistan via Attari border to part

Guru Nanak: Great seer, saint and spiritualist

Sikhs from all over the world arrived in Kartarpur Sahib to pay homage to their Guru and founder of Sikhism....

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Complacency has no place in politics

Trump’s attitude to truth is flexible, he contradicts himself with fatal ease. His sensitivity is in short supply.    ...

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Trump administration is in worrying disarray

Trump withdrew American forces from Syria, abandoning the Kurds to be butchered by the Turks.     President Donald Trump...

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...

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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...