General Bipin Rawat’s concerned statement on education in Kashmir must be heard

Modi government lags behind its predecessors in agricultural growth

Pragmatism, not political pieties from the right or left, should determine India’s engagements with Israel, Middle East

Idea of ‘constitutional convention’ is at the root of the current crisis in Supreme Court

Undo and redo

The Satyam fraud was waiting to happen. Will the government,Sebi,and other authorities do anything at all to stop such malpractices?

Israel’s attack

Shock,horror,and a sense of despair followed the Israeli attacks on Gaza.

Not just in our backyard

Lashkar-e-Taiba is a threat to India,the West and even Pakistan

Remains of the day

When India and Pakistan thrashed their issues out in Tashkent

The Pakistan tangle

Pakistan has owned up to the obvious — but what direction will US strategy take?

Madrasa madness

The editorial in the latest issue of Organiser,titled “Join madrasa,why sit for tough CBSE board exam?”

Online armies

The internet’s grown,and so has cyber-crime: it’s a national security problem now

Picking up the threads in Kashmir

One of the most abiding symbols of Kashmiri culture is the pheran.

Who’s listening?

This refers to the editorial ‘In Pakistan interest’. India should stop asking Pakistan to act in either its own or our interest.

Red-hot pursuit

As your editorial points out,the next four to six months will be crucial for us.

Fidel-ity to the cause

The latest edition of CPM mouthpiece People’s Democracy is devoted to the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution.

Siege within

Pakistan Air Force jets were spotted flying low through Lahore’s residential and market areas all week in what the PAF is calling patrols.

“The attack must have had the support of some official agencies in Pakistan”

We last met to discuss internal security issues in December 2007,a little over a year ago.

A season of change

The Bangladesh verdict gives India and Bangladesh a unique chance to work on their relationship

New hustings

This refers to Shekhar Gupta’s ‘Sadak aur sarkar’. Allow me to focus on the Kashmir verdict. It has,indeed,confounded the separatists.

The first ladies overload

The Taj Hotel is still burning into our memory chip the Mumbai attacks still play on all news channels with that single myth-making still of gun-toting Kasab leading the way…

The year of unconventional thinking

Conventional wisdom would have it that the drumbeats of change that followed the Mumbai tragedy will mute…


India is still coping with the terror menace. Terrorism has goaded us into the new year,with the serial blasts in Guwahati killing five innocents and leaving 50 injured.

Modern India’s modern myths

It is my belief that the first column of a New Year should try to be cheerful no matter how bad the times.

Symbolic rejection

The Election Commission is certain to reject actor-turned-politician Chiranjeevi’s request for a common election symbol…

Offshoots of the Mumbai attacks

Terrorist attacks in Mumbai and rising tension between India and Pakistan dominated the print and electronic media…

Including Kashmir

The Congress-NCP Kashmir saga is beginning to look like Subhash Ghai’s Saudagar.

Heroes of Nariman House

How about using the first column of 2009 to write about an experience that will spread hope,happiness and good thoughts?