From Digital to Divisive India

Recent events in various parts of the country, particularly Dadri, where a man was lynched because some wisecracks believed that he had consumed beef, were immensely detrimental to the image of the country. It was left to President Pranab Mukherjee....Read More

Mamata puts the right foot forward

West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee has proved that she is not someone who can be just wished away by her opponents. In fact, she has started her preparations for next year's Assembly elections in full....Read More

P-5 is key to India’s UNSC success

Given the reliance of politicians on the bureaucracy to both formulate policy as well as to implement it, it is no surprise that several UPA-era initiatives are being backed equally enthusiastically by the NDA. The acceptance of a mistake being....Read More

Dick Cheney is losing the Iran argument

That this columnist is not an admirer of Ayatollah Khomeini is not a secret. Nor is it entirely unknown that in his very first lecture to students in Teheran almost a decade ago (at the Shahid Behesti University), he made....Read More

A Clinton-Sarkozy-Cameron human flood

It must be difficult to escape from visions of grandeur, when one is the leader of a country which controlled a significant portion of the globe's land area less than a century ago. Each of us has known a compulsive....Read More

India will no longer accept the ‘Bully State’

Not for the first time, let it be pointed out that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has more to fear from his friends than his foes. Given that the sobriquet "Modi's India" has now become widespread, actions of theirs damage perceptions....Read More

Execution of Yakub Memon was inevitable

The debate on whether there should be capital punishment in our country shall continue even after the Thursday morning execution of Yakub Memon, convicted for his role in the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts. Memon's hanging was a foregone conclusion after....Read More

Rahul must help pass GST

While he has since 1995 been less than effusive about Congress president Sonia Gandhi, this columnist has refused to include Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Vadra in such acerbity. It would be unfair to pass a verdict on Rahul and Priyanka....Read More

The saga of Yakub Memon

Raman was of the view that Memon should be judged as much for his actions post 1994 as for the 1993 blasts. One more high profile prisoner, Yakub Memon, convicted for his role in the 1993 Bombay bomb blasts, that....Read More

All faiths should avoid Wahhabi intolerance

Although Wahhabism claims to be the "purest" form of Islam, in reality it has little in common with a faith which has mercy, compassion and beneficence at its core, qualities repeated over and over in the Quran, so that each....Read More