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Mani Shankar Aiyar

The writer is a Congress MP in the Rajya Sabha.

‘Rank Odour of Hellfire’
Sat, Feb 03, 2018

The fates did not conspire to have Bhutto hanged. He brought it upon himself by the aggression and callousness of his politics

Missing a Nobel chance
Fri, Oct 13, 2017

The world no more acknowledges India as a major force for peace. It is seen as an also-ran in nuclear race

Border Dispatch
Sat, Aug 05, 2017

Meena Menon’s book explores conventional strands of terrorism but also delves into the daily-ness of the average Pakistani with much enthusiasm

Welcome home, Pranabda
Tue, Jul 25, 2017

Why the Congress party is the biggest gainer from Pranab Mukherjee leaving Rashtrapati Bhawan.

Forgetting old friends
Tue, Nov 29, 2016

Modi government’s turn against Palestine reflects a majoritarian mindset.

Failing to take the lead
Thu, Oct 27, 2016

India’s probable abstention from UN negotiations for nuclear disarmament would be a lost chance

Don’t blame it on Rio
Fri, Aug 19, 2016

Instead of waiting for talent to appear, we must create a national sports culture.

When Brezhnev Pleaded with Indira Gandhi
Sat, Jun 18, 2016

An unputdownable treatise on Indian diplomacy, with a wealth of insight and fascinating anecdotes

Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar writes open letter to former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Sat, Feb 20, 2016

We miss your large-hearted leadership. And your reminder of ‘raj dharma’

A body blow to justice
Sat, Dec 12, 2015

Apex court’s decision on Haryana panchayat poll qualifications is disappointing. Parliament must intervene

Mani Shankar Aiyar responds: What Mr Akbar won’t say
Sat, Nov 28, 2015

The main point of his argument is that I was wrong, indeed sinning, in pointing to Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the principal obstacle to the search for accommodation with Pakistan.

Let’s not be complacent
Mon, Jun 29, 2015

Grassroots democracy makes an emergency more difficult today. But largescale urban discontent is growing

For Rahul to be bold
Thu, Nov 13, 2014

He needs to take a leaf out of his great-grandfather’s book.

Being a bully
Wed, Aug 20, 2014

India’s response to the meeting between Pak envoy and Hurriyat is misplaced.

Child of Light
Wed, Sep 17, 2014

A friend looks back on the remarkable career of India’s finest political novelist, seen through the lens of two new books.

The Gaza evasion
Wed, Jul 23, 2014

India’s government is cowering behind the BRICS position on the conflict

A conspiracy of denial
Wed, Jun 18, 2014

Modi-Nawaz can take talks forward if they acknowledge progress made in 2004-07.

How Not to Outwit a Duck
Sat, Jun 07, 2014

Unlike Washington, Islamabad and Kabul know that the Taliban cannot be wished away to the fringe.

Swearing-in or swearing-at?
Tue, May 27, 2014

Either the Sangh Parivar dilutes its demands from Sharif government. Or Sharif pulls off the impossible. Neither is feasible

The dying light of freedom
Sat, May 17, 2014

The verdict is the deepest challenge to the idea of India since Jinnah’s two-nation theory.

What Rahul wants
Tue, Feb 11, 2014

His vision of devolving power, empowering panchayats, is lost in the din .

Long Distance Marriage
Sat, Dec 21, 2013

Pakistan and the US were almost never on the same page.

It’s good to lose
Tue, Dec 10, 2013

Poll reverses could give Rahul the opportunity to remake the Congress.

Misfortune Telling
Sat, Jun 09, 2012

Ahmed Rashid is no Cassandra and much of what he fears about Pakistan will simply not come to pass

Coup that never was
Sat, Jan 21, 2012

A journey to and lesson from Pakistan: democracy has at last taken root there

Train to India
Sat, Dec 17, 2011

Mark Tully reassures that India is on the right track,but he doesn’t adequately explore the dilemma of democracy and development that threatens to derail the Indian Rajdhani

‘A diplomat without peer’
Thu, Dec 03, 2009

Shilendra Kumar Singh (or SK,as he was universally known) was perhaps the Indian Foreign Service’s most adept practitioner of the interface between politics and diplomacy.

The poppy war
Fri, Sep 25, 2009

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Provinces of a debate
Wed, Jul 29, 2009

In the hullabaloo over Pakistan Prime Minister Gilani having “mentioned” at Sharm el-Sheikh that “Pakistan had some information on threats...