Rating the PM - 2

Rating the PM - 2

The Kashmir situation has been mishandled.... Continue Reading »

Rating the PM - 1

Rating the PM - 1

Demonetization leaves behind deep economic wounds that won’t heal easily or soon.... Continue Reading »

Shape-shifter

Shape-shifter

India has been gifted with new opportunities in the region.... Continue Reading »

Trouble at home

Trouble at home

India’s challenges in Jammu and Kashmir are growing... Continue Reading »

Question time

Question time

Prime Minister Narendra Modi looks seriously out of his depth.... Continue Reading »

Art of the deal

Art of the deal

The political process must commence in Jammu and Kashmir.... Continue Reading »

Jhappi-pappi state

Jhappi-pappi state

It is pathetic how far behind India has fallen in strategic thinking.... Continue Reading »

Scaremongers

Scaremongers

India faces vast external threats in this time of disunity.... Continue Reading »

Power & balance

Power & balance

The pendulum of politics does not tolerate extremes.... Continue Reading »

At home

At home

The Uttar Pradesh victory would add to the Prime Minister’s international standing.... Continue Reading »

In our time

In our time

The sanity and wisdom of A. B. Vajpayee has been never felt more wanted than now.... Continue Reading »

The Deng way

The Deng way

India has something to learn from the founder of modern China.... Continue Reading »

UP & foreign policy

UP & foreign policy

Narendra Modi’s overall victory in the state elections will aid the country’s external affairs.... Continue Reading »

Look ahead

Look ahead

Raising the profile of the Dalai Lama has consequences. Hopefully, India knows what they are.... Continue Reading »

Looming threats

Looming threats

The government must do more to counter China.... Continue Reading »

After Sushma

After Sushma

India needs a working Foreign Minister right away.... Continue Reading »

Modi’s burden

Modi’s burden

As the post-Cold War order collapses, India faces an acute leadership deficit.... Continue Reading »

Come together

Come together

Demonetization should unite the political establishment and not divide it.... Continue Reading »

Risks & confidence

Risks & confidence

Fearless Narendra Modi faces his big test now.... Continue Reading »

Indira & Modi

Indira & Modi

There is really no basis for comparing the two Prime Ministers.... Continue Reading »

Power & hubris

Power & hubris

There is a lot to learn from why Indira Gandhi and Margaret Thatcher became such hated figures.... Continue Reading »

OROP & populism

OROP & populism

Prime Minister Narendra Modi deserves credit for commencing the enhanced military pension scheme.... Continue Reading »

Mind games

Mind games

Shiv Shankar Menon does an awful job of defending the UPA’s failed counterterrorism policy.... Continue Reading »

Freedom & democracy

Freedom & democracy

Public opinion is the final arbiter of nationalism and patriotism.... Continue Reading »

The die is cast

The die is cast

China and Pakistan cannot tolerate India’s rapid rise under Narendra Modi.... Continue Reading »