Rajiv Sikri

Ronald Reagan with Mikhail Gorbachev

Gorbachev had a nutcracker approach

This is the second of a three-part article written by a retired Indian diplomat, who had a ringside view of...


Mikhail Gorbachev rose when Russia was crumbling

This is the first of a three-part series on Mikhail Gorbachev and Russia by a retired Indian diplomat who had...


When ‘public intellectuals’ go against public interest

They long for a Congress-ruled Nehruvian India, when a cosy elite dominated politics, industry and media.     Many self-styled...