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  • Obama on R-Day: What an idea!

    Obama on R-Day: What an idea!

    What a brilliant idea to invite US President Barack Obama to the Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi!

  • Elections in Kashmir

    Elections in Kashmir

    In ten days, Kashmir will go to polls. Do you hear the silence? It’s the silence of the old commentariat... those international opinionists who would exude scorn at any kind of democratic process in Jammu and Kashmir because of their own biases

  • The fall of Robin Raphel

    The fall of Robin Raphel

    Robin Raphel, former US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia and India’s long time foe is now under a counter-intelligence probe

  • Yes, We are Serious

    Yes, We are Serious

    Mr Robert Vadra’s “Are you serious?” seems to have captured the media’s imagination more than the fact that he called the ANI reporter an idiot and nut, demanded the footage be deleted, instructed his guards to delete the footage and that the guards obliged him by dropping their mandate of guarding their protectee and proceeded to detain and harass the reporter to delete the footage

  • Just a selfie

    Just a selfie

    The selfie epidemic is contagious. You will catch it if you have a camera-phone. Nobody is immune from it - from Narendra Modi to Barack Obama to Sonam Kapoor and yours truly

  • BJP rides the victory wave again

    BJP rides the victory wave again

    The BJP’s achche din juggernaut rolls on. Tripling its numbers in an assembly election is no mean feat. But Amit Shah and Narendra Modi are on a roll

  • Modi visit changes perception of Indian government

    Modi visit changes perception of Indian government

    It is more than a week since the prime minister has returned from the US and by norm, reporting should have whittled down, attention should have shifted to the Next Big Story, and follow-up should have been left to the babus of Delhi to do in ‘due course of time’

  • Prime minister, don't let us down

    Prime minister, don't let us down

    I first covered an Indian Prime Minister at the UN when Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the prime minister in the early 2000s and nobody gave a rat’s posterior of what an Indian PM had to say at the UN

  • Dekho dekho, Modi in New York

    Dekho dekho, Modi in New York

    Modi supporters are everywhere. I bet Mangalyaan will find them even on Mars. Here in New York, there are Modi supporters all across Manhattan

  • Underwhelming Jinping

    Underwhelming Jinping

    Even as the Chinese President left Indian shores, there was a sense of unease that nothing y has really changed between India and China in all these decades

  • A million plus ways of being a Hindu

    A million plus ways of being a Hindu

    I am always a bit flabbergasted reading tweets or hearing people saying “I am proud of being a Hindu” or “Garv sey kaho hum Hindu hain”

  • Palli palli in Korea

    Palli palli in Korea

    Travelling to countries that have witnessed partition and wars and managed to move on from that trauma is always an introspective experience. One ends up drawing parallels and experience a sameness of sorts

  • Sau din sauce kay

    Sau din sauce kay

    Readers of a certain vintage would recall a ghastly Bollywood film produced in 1980 called Sau Din Saas Kay which had Reena Roy as the rebel daughter-in-law and Lalita Pawar as the archetypal vicious mother-in-law

  • Survival tips for a hospital stay in India

    Survival tips for a hospital stay in India

    Hospital stays in India are traumatic. Nothing less. Just like school life, dating, commuting, train journeys and paying taxes in India

  • Untouched by pain

    Untouched by pain

    Robin Williams’ suicide shocked us all, though for most of us our only connection to the Hollywood actor was through his films or comic acts.

  • His 'Tryst with Destiny' moment

    His 'Tryst with Destiny' moment

    On August 15, 2013, Narendra Modi made a speech at Lalan College in Bhuj, drawing derision from his opponents, especially the Congress party

  • Blame it on Rahul

    It is all Rahul’s fault. The lost election, the lethargic opposition, weak monsoon (maybe) and that we had Dr Singh as PM and not Sonia Gandhi

  • Kids can differentiate between myth, legend & history

    Kids can differentiate between myth, legend & history

    First, the disclaimer. I have not read any of Shri Dinanath Batra’s books

  • When killing adults is not enough

    When killing adults is not enough

    The horrors of war and conflict have been overwhelming this past week

  • Gaza To Wagah: Trouble at our doorstep

    Gaza To Wagah: Trouble at our doorstep

    From Syria to the border gates of Wagah, the fear of Balkanisation along the lines of religious radicalism and sectarianism poses a threat to the internal stability of countries of South Asia including India