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 »

Without a future

Without a future

The Congress party is heeding M. K. Gandhi’s wish to become nonexistent.... Continue Reading »

The immortal state

The immortal state

A ruling party succeeds when it manages and moulds the opposition to its vision.... Continue Reading »

Family drama

Family drama

It will take everything Mulayam Singh Yadav has got to avert a split in his clan.... Continue Reading »

Friends & enemies

Friends & enemies

It is a pity that Nitish Kumar did not choose his ally as sensibly as Mehbooba Mufti did.... Continue Reading »

Congress versus dynasty

Congress versus dynasty

The Nehru-Gandhis are finished as a driving force of politics.... Continue Reading »

Capital crime

Capital crime

Lutyens’ Delhi shenanigans have added to the Kashmir unrest.... Continue Reading »

Ambition & reality

Ambition & reality

What has powered A. B. Vajpayee and Narendra Modi to the top?... Continue Reading »

Rogue elephant

Rogue elephant

Mayawati has blundered in her campaign speech in Uttar Pradesh.... Continue Reading »

Team leader

Team leader

Narendra Modi has one of the most performing cabinets that the country has seen in recent years.... Continue Reading »

India & Burma

India & Burma

Much rides on Aung San Suu Kyi’s visit to this country.... Continue Reading »

Past in present

Past in present

The art of politics has been missing in Kashmir for years.... Continue Reading »

Judging the judges

Judging the judges

The judiciary must settle for democratic scrutiny without compromising its independence.... Continue Reading »

Three men in a boat

Three men in a boat

The Prime Minister is joining the past and the present.... Continue Reading »