M.D. Nalapat

Netanyahu hints at path India must take

The modern State of Israel was formally born some months after the Union Jack got replaced with the Tricolour across...

My Lords, please end delays in justice

Some weeks ago, this columnist and his wife went to a cinema show at a mall in Gurgaon, whose cafeteria...

Polygamy must go, not just triple talaq

Since the British era, the obsession of the Ministry of Finance has been to slice away as big a share...

Kim Jong Un bets Trump is bluffing on war

What takes place when an “irresistible” force, aka Donald Trump, meets an “immovable” Kim Jong Un will become clear latest...

Needed: A pro-growth ‘Gujarati’ Union Budget

The governance system in India remains locked inside a time warp keeping its responses anchored to the period when the...

2G verdict may transform Rahul’s luck

The 2012 Supreme Court judgement cancelling 122 telecom licences, including denying the allocation of spectrum to eight companies, altered the...

Don’t confuse Wahhabi mores with Sanatani

The quintessential quality of Sanatan Dharma is its openness to the adoption of differing options and concepts, its acceptance of...

Only communalists oppose the Ram Temple

From his 1919 backing for a revivalist campaign for the survival of the Caliphate in Turkey, to the close of...

Ban loudspeakers from all places of worship

Among the medley of stories on national television was an item about a graveyard for the Muslim community in Panjim,...

PM Modi scripted India’s victory over UK in UN

Those involved with the successful campaign to ensure victory for India’s Dalveer Bhandari in the elections to the International Court...

Exclusion not the antidote to Wahhabism

In 1992, this columnist warned “South Asia experts” at meetings in the US that Wahhabism was an existential danger to...

Karni Sena must not disgrace Rajputs

It is difficult to understand why the Central Board of Film Censors (CBFC)—itself out of place in a democracy—was presumed...

ISI, Al Qaeda plan to repeat 1990s Kashmir in Assam

Pakistan’s ISI, through a “Major Shafiq”, has from February this year tasked its India-based units with ensuring that “Assam 2019...

GST is India’s Gandhian Society Tax

The 10 November reduction in GST rates of less than 200 items need to be followed by many more changes,...

Nawazuddin Siddiqui and India’s Canutes

We are not told if it was actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui who lost his nerve or Random House, the publishers of...

Rahul Gandhi: Past, Present and Future

After several false alarms, is it possible that this time around also, Congress president Sonia Gandhi will allow her longtime...

Gujarat polls will test Modi’s electoral hold

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif of Pakistan was recently adjudged guilty of corrupt practices by the judiciary in his country, and...

India at centre of ISIS recruitment drive

Despite triumphal assertions from capitals such as Baghdad that ISIS has been “defeated” in Iraq and Syria, and that its...

India’s fake secularists and phoney liberals

A dictionary would show that secularism mandates equal treatment for people of all faiths. Ancient India welcomed people of faiths entirely...

Avoid mistakes of Punjab and Kashmir with ISIS

In the United States, those without medical insurance have to wait until an illness turns critical for them to be...

IAS needs a 21st century ‘Modi-fication’

Seconds after the midnight ceremony on 15 August 1947 transferring power within a newly truncated country from London to Delhi,...

Sonia Gandhi should give Rahul full authority

Rahul Gandhi has, for some years, been following the path of Prince Charles, who has lived a lifetime still a...

GHQ assists Kim Jong Un to ignore U.N. sanctions

The capital of Nepal is among the locations on the globe where a North Korean embassy is located, and it...

Syed Waseem Rizvi heals the wounds of history

The Wahhabis would like the world to believe that the tenets of Islam are intolerant, when in fact the opposite...