K Natwar Singh

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Tablighi Jamaat should be banned 

One critic says that the movement has served as a fertile breeding ground for radical Islamic militancy in many countries....

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PM’s lockdown has so far checked virus spread

  With a few exceptions, the blockade is being enforced. Life has been hugely disrupted, but lives are being saved....

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World’s worst health crisis in 100 years

Imposition of a voluntary day long curfew a good idea, but almost impossible to implement in rural India.   The...

Covid-19: Devastation, if not controlled now

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has suggested that the SAARC countries should jointly combat this crisis.   If the coronavirus, Covid-19,...

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Islamic world will hold Delhi riots against us

The Ayatollah cannot be asked to mind his own business. He is respected not only by the Shias but by...

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Verbally restrained Trump was a surprise

Our PM deserves credit for dealing deftly with an unpredictable individual. President Donald Trump is the sixth US President to...

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Congress revival not on horizon

The dilemma the Congress faces is acute. Who will have the guts to ask the Gandhis to step down? No...

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It’s known Nehru didn’t include Patel’s name

Hodson wrote in 1969: “Pandit Nehru’s first list for his post-independence Cabinet omitted the name of Sardar Patel.” Three pages...

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A letter from R.K. Narayan

I opened the rickety wooden gate. On the veranda stood a man wearing a white shirt and white lungi. ‘My...

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Letters from Forster, Rajagopalachari and Vijayalaxmi Pandit

Here are three letters from elderly eminences whom I knew well. My dear Natwar, A line—which ought to have come...

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70 years since Purna Swaraj became a reality

A mini parade was held. The President unfurled the National Flag, with PM Nehru standing next to him.   Jawaharlal...

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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...