Enlarge the frame

India needs to be more liberal and internationalist, and worry less about what the US president thinks of it

Terror, Virtually

Internet has become a recruitment ground for terror. Global action is needed

United by food

Iftar is about people of all religions and backgrounds coming together to savour the city

Missing a strategic culture

External threats to India’s security persist but more worrisome are vulnerabilities on new fronts. When memory and experience are missing, knee-jerk reactions and ad-hoc decision-making follow

Playing catch-up

Opposition’s presidential candidate Meira Kumar is let down by her own side.

Arthashastra’s Centennial

C. Raja Mohan | RAJA-MANDALA
The title of this blog,Raja-Mandala,is drawn from the ancient Indian description of the laws that govern the conduct of relations within a circle of states.

Slumdog’s chances

It isn’t the first time that the world needs hope,and it isn’t the first time that the movies have responded to difficult times. The Great Depression was in the same year that gave birth to the Oscars

Capability proved

The growth of a state should be judged by facts and figures and not by statements from political quarters. No doubt Gujarat is ahead on overall growth vis-à-vis other states.

Satyam scam

The lead editorial in the latest issue of CPI (M) mouthpiece People’s Democracy uses the Satyam fraud to argue that capitalism thrives on deceit….

A ear for an eye

The post-Mumbai response has thankfully avoided stereotyping Muslims

What Bush Leaves Behind

Dubya’s legacy is dependent on Obama’s future plans

Dream come true

What Obama’s coronation means for Dr. King’s legacy

Lines of defence

For a country like India,surrounded by hostile neighbours,it’s not a matter of choice but a necessity to possess a powerful and credible line of defence…

Clash of Californications

Little did Samuel Huntington know,when he published a book called Who we are: The Challenges to America’s National Identity in 2004,that later that year,a young black man called Barack Obama would dazzle the nation at the…

Goodbye to all that

George Bush is ready for his close up on CNN,and Indian news is hot and bothered about ‘Slumdog Millionaire’

As racial history fades to black

Do young people understand the enormity of Obama’s inauguration?

Fog of war

India’s public institutions all failed Binayak Sen. Why? 

Extreme measures

This refers to ‘Army Chief confirms: Pak moved troops to India front’.

Showcasing Modi

The list of foreign dignitaries who attended Narendra Modi’s Vibrant Gujarat function was as impressive as the turnout of Indian industry.

Bush and Obama

Free democracies look forward—with ardent hope and expectation—to Barack Obama’s Presidency.

Being a sovereign nation state

Life would be so much nicer if the whole world just agreed with India on everything.

Young princes versus sulky old men

Before writing this week’s column I looked up blogs on columns past and noticed that since the attack on Mumbai…

Let’s stop this poverty tourism

Rahul Gandhi’s ‘Discovery of India’ is following such bizarrely unconventional ways that it is impossible not to subject it to public scrutiny.

Letter to the editor

It is assumed that children going to private schools come from rich families.

The India Diary

UK foreign secretary David Miliband blogs on his visit here

Sorry Harry

Prince Harry’s derisive remarks towards a classmate of Pakistani origin drew flak from the press.

Shining the light

Depth,perspective and the curious chiaroscuro of studio backdrops

Arresting facts

Augustus Caesar’s advice to make haste slowly was evidently not on the minds of our Lok Sabha MPs when they recently cleared eights bills…

Satyam’s asatyam 

Rashtriya Sahara in its editorial (January 9) says; “the biggest problem is that because of this scam,not only is the future of capital investment endangered but even outsourcing and information technology services…

Someone to watch over you

The information technology act was amended in a tearing hurry — and it shows

Prachanda and the temple of doom

Despite his recent retractions,popular opposition to the PM is at an all-time high

No quarter

The idea of private school funding for the education of 25 per cent of economically weak students appears noble,but there are certain inherent flaws…

Clinton’s smart power

As she sailed through the first round of Senate confirmation hearings on Tuesday,America’s top diplomat to be,Hillary Clinton,stuck to a formula that has been perfected by President Elect Barack Obama…

Temple outrage

The editorial in the latest issue of Organiser titled “Maoist outrage on Pashupatinath” says: “The Maoist onslaught and occupation of Holy Pashupatinath in Kathmandu has outraged the Hindus all over the world.

And then they came for me

Lasantha Wickramatunga,editor of the Sri Lankan newspaper ‘The Sunday Leader’ and known for his principled opposition to the government,was assassinated on his way to work by two gunmen,on January 8. The paper carried this posthumous editorial

Dissociate from Israel

The lead editorial in the latest issue of CPM mouthpiece People’s Democracy says it is incumbent upon the government of India to immediately cease all military cooperation with Israel….

The dream merchant

‘Slumdog Millionaire’ is a story often told by our cinema,but it has a joyous heart…

Shantytowns of the mind

I have not yet seen Slumdog Millionaire,Danny Boyle’s film that has picked up four Golden Globe awards…

Strike out

Is India the richest country in the world if employees earning a gross salary of more than Rs 16 lakh can go on strike demanding increases?

A new neighbourhood

For more than two decades now,India’s geographic location had her reeling under cross-border terrorism from neighbouring states. The tide finally seems to be turning….

The use of the news

Hindi news channels veer between the absurd and the practical