Operations

  • Detective Kutty's handbook on swamis, sex and sanyaas

    Life As It Is |  Rajesh Kumar
    I am just back from an undercover operation. A few months ago, when a godman was arrested in a sex assault case, I felt the...

  • Something's churning in that feudal institution called the Indian Army

    BARAKA |  Surya Gangadharan
    "In the army it's the habitual malingerers, malcontents and rogues who deliver in combat," said the young colonel. In his view, many of the jawans...

  • The Khalistan episode cuts both ways, requires healing and reconciliation

    Post Mortem |  Brijesh Kalappa
    Newspapers have carried extensive coverage of the news of the honouring of the killers of Congress MP Lalit Makhen and General AS Vaidya by the...

  • Kuldip Nayar: Beyond the Lines

    Hindustani awaaz |  Rakhshanda Jalil
    Kuldip Nayar is the grand old man of Indian journalism. His is the classical post-1947 Indian Success Story. He arrived in India, having travelled from...

  • India may be part of Operation Restore Hope-2 in Somalia

    BARAKA |  Surya Gangadharan
    Nineteen years after the failed attempt to restore hope in Somalia, it appears the West is getting ready for another crack at Africa's Horn. The...

  • I was not privy to the US OBL operation

    Diplomat's Diary |  Wajid Shamsul Hasan
    Ever since the Memo scandal broke, our media mongers, whose previous almost daily predictions over the past four years about the demise of the democratic...

  • Sikkim quake: How Army braved odds, saved lives

    Good Karma |  Karma Paljor
    Lt Colonel MMA Hyderi of the 659th Army Aviation Squadron was going to be a father in a few days, so there was much excitement...

  • In the line of fire: Pakistan's Army, post-Osama

    Head to Haid-ar |  Suhasini Haidar
    Not only is the Pakistani public angry, but this is the first time in the country's 63 years that the Army chief and the head...

  • Operation Blackjack: Lessons for India

    Neighbourhood watch |  Subir Bhaumik
    The surgical commando strike that killed Osama Bin Laden at his Abbotabad mansion has demonstrated that the US is prepared to do whatever it takes...

  • Osama's death: conspiracy or co-incidence?

    Gill & Tonic |  Gillian Marie Hooper
    US President Barack Obama announced on May 2 that the world's most wanted terrorist, Osama bin Laden, was killed in a pre-dawn helicopter-borne secret operation...

  • Osama, US humanitarian aid and a helpless world

    In Conversation |  Hemender Sharma
    "The people of Afghanistan, with their blood, courage and faith, are an inspiration to the cause of freedom everywhere" This was President Reagan in February...