• 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

  • Bringing back Indians

    Bringing back Indians

    The rescue of 46 Indian nurses from Iraq last week is the second diplomatic success for the new NDA government

  • Trouble in the Hindu Kush

    Trouble in the Hindu Kush

    The ‘mountains of death’ that have passes between high peaks that even the troops of Alexander the Great found treacherous are once again the scene of battle

  • A Dragon in our room

    A Dragon in our room

    Within two weeks of assuming office, Prime Minister Modi has successfully completed his first tour abroad, to neighbouring Bhutan

  • Into the land of the Druk

    Into the land of the Druk

    With a prayer on my lips: It is a privilege to report on a Prime Minister’s maiden foreign visit and Bhutan is certainly on every Indian journalist’s bucket list

  • Don't stop talking, Mr PM

    Don't stop talking, Mr PM

    It was November 25, 2009, in Washington DC. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was midway through his visit to the American capital, and everything seemed to be going right

  • Feeble old party

    Feeble old party

    There is nothing really left of the Grand Old Party, the Indian National Congress, other than ‘old’

  • The journey begins now for Modi and his team

    The journey begins now for Modi and his team

    This evening, Narendra Modi and his council of ministers will take the oath of office and secrecy from the President in the presence of about 4,000-odd invitees, who include foreign dignitaries, heads of government, eminent citizens and common Indians

  • Pick your team wisely, Mr Modi

    Pick your team wisely, Mr Modi

    The new prime minister of India has a fantastic choice before him one that his predecessor did not have in his two terms in office