The writer is a Congress MP in the Rajya Sabha.
Meena Menon’s book explores conventional strands of terrorism but also delves into the daily-ness of the average Pakistani with much enthusiasm
Why the Congress party is the biggest gainer from Pranab Mukherjee leaving Rashtrapati Bhawan.
Modi government’s turn against Palestine reflects a majoritarian mindset.
India’s probable abstention from UN negotiations for nuclear disarmament would be a lost chance
Instead of waiting for talent to appear, we must create a national sports culture.
An unputdownable treatise on Indian diplomacy, with a wealth of insight and fascinating anecdotes
We miss your large-hearted leadership. And your reminder of ‘raj dharma’
Apex court’s decision on Haryana panchayat poll qualifications is disappointing. Parliament must intervene
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.
Grassroots democracy makes an emergency more difficult today. But largescale urban discontent is growing
He needs to take a leaf out of his great-grandfather’s book.
India’s response to the meeting between Pak envoy and Hurriyat is misplaced.
A friend looks back on the remarkable career of India’s finest political novelist, seen through the lens of two new books.
India’s government is cowering behind the BRICS position on the conflict
Modi-Nawaz can take talks forward if they acknowledge progress made in 2004-07.
Unlike Washington, Islamabad and Kabul know that the Taliban cannot be wished away to the fringe.
Either the Sangh Parivar dilutes its demands from Sharif government. Or Sharif pulls off the impossible. Neither is feasible
The verdict is the deepest challenge to the idea of India since Jinnah’s two-nation theory.
His vision of devolving power, empowering panchayats, is lost in the din .
Pakistan and the US were almost never on the same page.
Poll reverses could give Rahul the opportunity to remake the Congress.
Ahmed Rashid is no Cassandra and much of what he fears about Pakistan will simply not come to pass
A journey to and lesson from Pakistan: democracy has at last taken root there
Mark Tully reassures that India is on the right track,but he doesnt adequately explore the dilemma of democracy and development that threatens to derail the Indian Rajdhani
Shilendra Kumar Singh (or SK,as he was universally known) was perhaps the Indian Foreign Services most adept practitioner of the interface between politics and diplomacy.
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In the hullabaloo over Pakistan Prime Minister Gilani having mentioned at Sharm el-Sheikh that Pakistan had some information on threats...