Failed state Pakistan punishes corrupt Nawaz Sharif, family but Panama Papers collect dust in India

There are many derogatory references to Pakistan in Indian popular culture, the most prominent being a persistent need to call the toilet the name of India’s western neighbour. The practice is so mainstream that unlike most other things, the hate....Read More

Shujaat Bukhari’s killing: Another one bites the dust…

"Tomorrow I shall die, Tomorrow you shall die too, Tomorrow they shall conduct innumerable protests,  Tomorrow they shall justify your or my death." As an ardent lover of poetry and an admirer of T.S. Eliot, I wrote these lines after the country lost Bangalore....Read More

The Presidential Stakes

The Roulette Wheel for the next President of India has been set into motion, except there is a difference because two people in India actually do know at whose name this wheel will stop - Prime Minister Narendra Modi and....Read More

Agusta Probe: NewsX in exclusive conversation with Italian Advocate Rosemary Patrizi

New Delhi: After Italy's highest court ordered a retrial of former top executive defence group Leonardo Finmeccanica ex-CEO Giuseppe Orsi over allegation of bribery in the 2010 contract to provide a dozen helicopters to the government. NewsX in an exclusive....Read More

‘China first’ challenge to US primacy

If there is ever an improved version of Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People, it will be the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) that prepares the script. Throughout much of the 1930s, Mao Zedong convinced several of his....Read More

March 11 is an early indicator of 2019 polls

After having worked for decades to see the back of the British in India, it was not expected of those in whose hands the country found itself that they would so completely embrace the constructs left behind by the Raj.....Read More

Cool Breeze: Changing slogans with the times

Changing slogans with the times It is interesting to see the Samajwadi Party slogans change with the change of guard. At a rally in the Hindi heartland the compere was working the crowd as Akhilesh Yadav’s helicopter hovered in the....Read More

Cool Breeze: Bhagwant Mann for CM?

Bhagwant Mann for CM? There is a quiet confidence in the Aam Aadmi Party camp after the high voter turnout during the Punjab elections with the party sensing a win. The big question, of course, is should this optimism turn....Read More

Taking a shower with a raincoat

Narendra Modi’s jibe at his predecessor that it is only Dr Manmohan Singh who knows the art of taking a bath donning a raincoat has stirred a political storm in Parliament, with the Congress threatening to boycott the proceedings till....Read More

Questions of answers in Tamil Nadu

Eappadi K Palaniswami was finally sworn in as the 13th Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, thereby ending an unending wait for Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao to arrive at a constitutionally correct decision and also halting the unjustified ambitions of the....Read More