For India, it’s not either US or China, but both

Modi and Xi’s interactions give promise of eliminating barriers created through a wilful mutual incomprehension of motives by the bureaucracy on both sides.      Henry Kissinger was given the credit for the 1970s thaw between the United States and....Read More

A wiser Modi may change strategy

In Time, PM said his government would not accept discrimination. Narendra Modi is not an ordinary politician, something which he demonstrated during the run up to the Parliamentary polls last year. He is also not a rigid leader, who insists....Read More

Rahul’s image makeover is complete

He is responding with renewed energy and vigour. Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi appears to be a transformed leader after his 56-day sabbatical. Not only has he surprised his critics, but also his admirers by his newfound aggression with which....Read More

Rahul tries to correct perceptions

Kedarnath trip would correct balance of Congress’ tilt towards minorities. Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi appears to be determined to correct perceptions not only about himself but also about his own party. His trip to the Kedarnath shrine by his....Read More

PM Modi, tear down this wall

On 12 June 1987, President Ronald Reagan of the United States stood at the Brandenburger Tor in Berlin and asked USSR President Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev to "tear down this wall", referring to the Berlin Wall that had been erected in....Read More

Manmohan’s Break Industry to Modi’s Make in India

A tax structure needs to be created that focuses on growth, for only high rates of growth will generate a stronger stream of revenue. Minimum Government and Maximum Governance" was the battle cry of Candidate Modi during the 2014 Lok....Read More

Rao memorial a political snub to Congress

The proposal to have a memorial for former Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao in the national capital is clearly a political move aimed at embarrassing the Congress party, which failed to honour its erstwhile leader. Rao has been hailed by....Read More

Truth about Bose must be revealed

Reports say Netaji breathed his last years in Siberia. The riddle over the mysterious disappearance of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on 18 August 1945 has come to haunt the Congress party and various governments that have been in power at....Read More

Dogma is against Sanatan Dharma

More than a decade ago, in 2001, this columnist attempted to arrange a visit of Sri Jayendra Saraswati, the Shankaracharya of Kanchi, to China. After some hesitation, the Chinese hosts agreed to almost all the requests made by the Shankaracharya's....Read More

Giriraj Singh is scripting a Congress comeback

With some of the "friends" it has, the BJP is in scant need of enemies. The latest self-goal was scored by Giriraj Singh, an individual who appears to follow the George W. Bush dictum of thinking with the glands rather....Read More


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