M.D. Nalapat

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India’s CEC becomes Censor-in-Chief

Biopic on Modi has been banned by CEC until 2019 Lok Sabha elections get over.   The present Election Commission...

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Money, muscle, media fail Turkey’s ‘Caliph’ Erdogan

His stifling control over governance has not saved him from electoral disaster.      After 17 years in power, during...

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The North Block-RBI effect on Lok Sabha polls

North Block has continued Chidambaram-era policies with increased gusto. India needs low interest rates, low taxes and low regulations for...

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Forecasts of Opposition defeat are premature

The 2019 verdict will as much be a verdict on the performance of North Block as it will be on...

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Kim on course to resume nuclear tests after Trump’s Hanoi walkout

The North Koreans claim that during the talks in Vietman, Donald Trump was ‘clearly not the person in command’ on...

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China risking its own interests for Pak GHQ

Beijing’s unhelpful stance on Azhar runs the risk of upsetting commercial ties between China and India.   It was ten...

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Iran and Taiwan: Two crises waiting to happen

Mutual peeling away of Taiwan-related ambiguity by the PRC and the US points to the rising risk of a cross-strait...

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Pakistan army alarmed by change in India’s response to terror

With the IAF strikes, uncertainty has been brought into the operational planning matrix of GHQ Rawalpindi’s asymmetric war on India....

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Modi’s airstrikes have called Pak’s nuclear bluff

He needs to call the bluff of those who cry out that Kashmiris must be given full rights across India,...

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Modi acts against GHQ strategy to turn Kashmir into Afghanistan

Actions show PM has reached the conclusion that as long as GHQ controls Pakistan, there is no hope for peace....

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End seven decades of hopeless hope in Armystan

It is in the world’s interest that Pak controlled by the military weakens financially.   The danger in democracies begins...

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ISIS opens new front in India, courtesy ISI

Retired and ‘on leave’ Pakistan army officers are known to have given technical training since 2015 to elements of ISIS...

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Chidambaram gives a clean chit to Rafale

He emphasised that not only would the Rafale deal not be cancelled, it would be expanded in scope once payment...

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Going the last centimetre crucial for BJP in LS polls

While charges have been many, VVIP arrests have been absent. The government needs to traverse between framing criminal charges and...

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Stop de-legitimising the Vedic Age in India

India’s history as dictated by the British has largely continued its sway over school and college curricula, and thereby into...

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Protect Saarc minorities within their lands, not here

The offer of refuge in India could incentivise Wahhabi fanatics in Pakistan and Bangladesh to drive out Hindus, Sikhs and...

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Xi Jinping challenges Donald Trump to battle over Taiwan

It is clear from President Xi’s New Year speech on Taiwan that he believes that PLA is battle ready to...

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Shooting the truth teller is not ‘positivity’

The undifferentiated hurrahs that Modi followers shower on every action of the government have led to complacency that course corrections...

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BJP’s tally will depend on promises kept, not made

Subtext of 2019 mandate will be the same as for 2014: Not continuity but change.   While voters pay attention...

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PAK GHQ happy at Imran’s bouncers against India

The Trump administration is mixing harsh words in public with significant concessions to Islamabad in private. Moscow is giving top...

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IAS-plus: Aligning intent with delivery

Whoever wins in 2019 will need to bring reforms in the governance mechanism.   Good intentions and ideas on the...

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Rahul Gandhi must choose past or future

The new Congress president must not remain tethered to past ways and beliefs.   This columnist was fortunate enough to...

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Trump blinks, allows Erdogan to revive ISIS in Middle East

Kurds in Syria and Ghani government in Kabul will be the immediate victims of President Trump’s decision to pay heed...

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Finally, people will ensure Minimum Government

Indians, who are becoming aware of the rights that have thus far been denied to them, are showing intolerance for...