M.D. Nalapat

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...

PM Modi, free India from ‘Feardom of Speech’

Gauri Lankesh was a woman of enormous courage and a certain daredevil attitude, and this is probably the trait that...

Modi, Xi ensure peace between India and China

Nearly nine weeks ago in India, and about four weeks back in China, key decisions concerning the Doklam standoff between...

Ensure PM Modi be given accurate assessments

At least a tenth, if not a third, of those inhabiting the Lutyens Zone claim to know Prime Minister Narendra...

A new ‘Panchsheel’ needed for BRICS

That Europe as a continent gained mastery over the rest of the globe for close to six centuries is because...

The unfinished promise of Rajiv Gandhi

Rajiv Gandhi was a charismatic personality. However, what was equally undeniable was the under-performance during his 1984-89 stint as Prime...

Pak GHQ using PLA ‘neocons’ to damage India-China ties

Analysts tracking developments within the China-Pakistan alliance of the two militaries warn that the Pakistan side is seeking to move...

Ram temple will transform Hindu-Muslim relations

Even a cursory visit to a country such as Saudi Arabia will show the separation between Shia mosques and those...

Rescue Sino-Indian ties from the Pak morass

Since the 1950s, when Field Marshal Ayub Khan ensured that the military in Pakistan won primacy over the civilian authority,...

Nawaz ouster prelude to GHQ-China alignment

The judicial coup against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif of Pakistan is the prelude to the end of Pakistan’s own version...

US Congress returns to its 1930s follies

After Adolf Hitler was ensconced in power in Germany in 1933, the US Congress (Senate and House) retreated even further...

Lutyens Delhi, stop weakening Global India

On a scale unprecedented since the days of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, the NDA II government headed by Prime Minister...

Pahlaj Nihalani shames 21st century India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is working towards creating an environment in which knowledge start-ups in India will flourish rather than—as...

GHQ-ISI’s global effort to defame India falters

Worried at the growing distance between Islamabad and Washington and the readiness of Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India to...