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  • India's you too Brutus moment

    Not Worth Another Word |  Sreedhar Pillai
    "Et tu, Brute? - Then fall, Caesar! Proclaiming this is what Julius Caesar said on receiving the mortal stab from his most trusted friend ...

  • Beware of those PhDs Mr Modi

    Geek At Large |  Saurav Jha
    In today's guest post, we have, once again, India's leading security expert, Col RSN Singh laying bare his views on the hidden threats to India's...

  • HY Sharadaprasad who did not write and Sanjaya Baru who wrote

    Storyteller |  D P Satish
    Sanjaya Baru, former media advisor to Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has just dropped a bombshell by releasing a tell - all memoir on his...

  • Elf-spotting at election time

    Bloody Mary |  Sagarika Ghose
    The Indian voter is a pragmatist not an idealist It's election time and am in pursuit of an old familiar Elf. Have pursued this ...

  • A date with a RSS pracharak

    Let There Be Noise |  Subhajit Sengupta
    I was sitting inside the BJP office in Ghaziabad waiting for the coordinates of the General, candidate from the area, for yet another interview. I...

  • Congress and Power-play

    Sine Qua Non |  Sumit Pande
    Of the infinite desires of man, the chief are desires for power and glory. Bertrand Russle, Power In his seminal work dissecting the ...

  • The bankruptcy of compulsive Modi bashing

    Unapologetically Right |  Tuhin A Sinha
    As Modi appears set to set to become India's next premier, Modi-bashing seems to have entered a new zone. It is no longer about Modi...

  • Back Bangladesh, not Hasina or Zia

    Head to Haid-ar |  Suhasini Haidar
    By every account, the January 5th elections, Bangladesh's 10th so far, were a low point for democracy. The boycott of the 18-member opposition alliance meant...

  • To make it big on the national stage, Arvind Kejriwal has his task cut out

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    The ubiquitous Rotary Clubs are a decent indicator of the urban upper middle class mood. Rotarians are often professionals with a conscience: from blood donation...

  • Should Salman Khan have performed at Samajwadi Party's Saifai Mahotsav?

    Witcraft |  Shomini Sen
    New Delhi: Social media is abuzz with criticism for actors Salman Khan and Madhuri Dixit for agreeing to be a part of the opulent Saifai...

  • Dangerous disengagement

    Head to Haid-ar |  Suhasini Haidar
    By putting off bilateral dialogue, India is missing the opportunity to engage with the changing reality of Pakistan's power structure. The most alarming part ...

  • The case for making it to Colombo

    Head to Haid-ar |  Suhasini Haidar
    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh should attend CHOGM and reaffirm the first principles of India's foreign policy that he has so often spoken of. In ...

  • Nothing Ventured Nothing Gained

    Head to Haid-ar |  Suhasini Haidar
    "By prevailing over all obstacles and distractions, one may unfailingly arrive at his chosen goal or destination", Christopher Columbus famously said. And as they walked...

  • Similar Stories, a Century Apart

    Finding the Centre |  Anu Kumar
    Sometime ago a friend I have never met but is one of my best friends in the strange redefinitions the virtual world permits us wrote...

  • Detective Kutty makes sense of Rahul's 'nonsense'

    Life As It Is |  Rajesh Kumar
    To Detective Narayanan Kutty Pin Code: 110001 Dear Mr Kutty, We, the residents of Arabian Nights MIG colony in Kochi, and more ...

  • Narasimha Rao, VP Singh, LK Advani: The tragic heroes of politics

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    The three most influential politicians of the 1990s were Narasimha Rao, Vishwanath Pratap Singh and LK Advani. At a time when the last of the...

  • 5th Anniversary of Kandhamal: Naveen Patnaik And The Erosion Of The Liberal Ideal

    Espresso Economics |  Vivian Fernandes
    Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and the Sangh Parivar have never been able to live down the Godhra riots of 2002 but Orissa Chief Minister...

  • It is time that people got outraged at the government's comprehensive surveillance powers

    Espresso Economics |  Vivian Fernandes
    There are nine Indian agencies that have the authority to monitor our calls, emails and chats but none of them is under independent oversight. There...

  • Convenient, sporadic secularism is India's biggest scandal

    Unapologetically Right |  Tuhin A Sinha
    Have you ever wondered what is it that every mediocre, non-performing and corrupt Indian politician or political party has in common? Well, they are all...

  • Jasoos Narayanan Kutty and the mystery of Advani's resignation

    Life As It Is |  Rajesh Kumar
    Why did Shri Lal Krishna Advani resign? It's a perfect mystery. A challenge worthy of Jasoos Narayanan Kutty. Nobody has hired me to ...

  • Indian media prizes national interest over human rights, says Amnesty International

    Espresso Economics |  Vivian Fernandes
    Does Indian media place national interest above human rights? G Ananthapadmanabhan, chief executive of Amnesty International India, believes it does. At a lecture in Delhi...

  • Champions Trophy: A Marker for Indian Selectors

    Hot Spot |  Chetan Narula
    In October 2000, most fans in this country were united in their loss of love for the game. The shadow of match fixing loomed large,...

  • To be (the PM) or not to be, Rahul's Hamletian dilemma continues

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    India's two main national parties are facing distinctly contrarian leadership dilemmas: while the BJP is confronted with managing the vaulting ambitions of its multiple leaders,...

  • Let's welcome Harbhajan's comeback, not question it

    Clean Bold |  Mikkhail Vaswani
    For a youngster, playing for India is a dream he grows up with and every time he listens to a former cricketing great, the one...

  • Khushwant Singh's Freethinker's Prayer Book: A Review

    Hindustani awaaz |  Rakhshanda Jalil
    I must begin this review with a confession: I am an unabashed admirer of Khushwant Singh. I have known him for years and enjoyed many...

  • Only if Robert Vadra could learn from Upinder Singh

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    At a seminar in Delhi a few years ago, a soft-spoken, petite woman in a crumpled sari was one of the panelists. She engaged in...

  • Will Arvind Kejriwal succeed where TN Seshan failed?

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    In the early 1990s, when TN Seshan as Chief Election Commissioner was the flavour of the season, a packed Rotary Club meeting in South Mumbai...

  • Dr Kurien and Yuvraj: Indians never cease to inspire

    The Straight Drive |  Sriram Balasubramanian
    This weekend was a bag of mixed emotions. On one side, I was elated to hear the news of Yuvraj Singh getting back to cricket...

  • Indo-Iran relations: time for reality check before diplomatic niceties begin

    BARAKA |  Surya Gangadharan
    As the NAM summit kicks off in Tehran, Indian diplomats appear focussed less on those deliberations and more on Manmohan Singh's bilateral with President Ahmadinejad...

  • Evil thrives on Mammohan Singh's emasculated goodness

    Espresso Economics |  Vivian Fernandes
    A sinister wind of communal violence is blowing across the country. A senior editorial colleague tells me that it is being fanned by fanatic saffron...