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Inder Malhotra

The writer was a Delhi-based political commentator. He passed away on June 11, 2016.

Embarrassment of riches
Mon, Apr 11, 2011

India desperately needed foreign aid to finance the Second and Third Plans,but was reluctant to ask the US.

The winner of lost causes
Wed, Apr 06, 2011

Ajit Bhattacharjea held strong beliefs,but that never interfered with his professional probity.

Because walls have ears
Mon, Mar 28, 2011

Even before WikiLeaks,US diplomatic secrets have regularly dribbled out.

A plan with empty pockets
Mon, Mar 14, 2011

How the ambitious Second Five-Year Plan was scuttled before it began.

Parliamentary Affairs
Sat, Mar 05, 2011

From Indira Gandhi’s ‘kitchen cabinet’ to the chaotic United Front years,Gujral’s autobiography is marked with some frank assessments and a few revelations.

Three men and a burning question
Mon, Feb 28, 2011

How Nehru,Einsenhower and Zhou responded to the parallel crises of Suez-Hungary.

The art of intervention
Mon, Feb 14, 2011

Accused of using one standard for Egypt and another for Hungary,Nehru eventually silenced his critics.

Our strategic asset
Thu, Feb 03, 2011

K. Subrahmanyam brought rigour and a forward-looking vision to strategic studies in India.

East of Suez
Mon, Jan 24, 2011

As the 1956 Suez crisis was being born,Nehru and Nasser were meeting Tito on an Adriatic island.

A Life in Full
Sat, Jan 15, 2011

It was defined by the many battles that L.C. Jain fought

It is not the same,comrade
Mon, Jan 10, 2011

Stalin’s prophecies for India — including that Maoist guerilla tactics won’t work here

Glimpses of Nehru’s World
Sat, Jan 01, 2011

A gentle assessment of Nehru on the global stage,plus a startling revelation about the US looking at Indian thorium for its bomb.

Can the revolution be dictated?
Mon, Dec 27, 2010

How four Indian stowaways went to Moscow for comradely advice from Stalin?

Reading the Russians
Mon, Dec 13, 2010

When Bulganin and Khrushchev visited India,Nehru was candid about his communist problem

1962’s unlearnt lessons
Mon, Nov 29, 2010

India’s evaluation of intelligence and its understanding of other powers’ compulsions hasn’t improved

Letters from the darkest hour
Wed, Nov 17, 2010

Nehru’s requests to JFK,the day before the Chinese unilateral ceasefire,show he knew what military support from the US would imply.

Mon, Nov 15, 2010

Secret letters from Nehru to Kennedy in 1962 asked for the US air force to defend Eastern India from China

Once a diplomat
Fri, Nov 12, 2010

S.M. Khan combined sharp statecraft for Pakistan with a large heart.

HEPY to see Nehru
Mon, Nov 01, 2010

A prime minister,a state visit,and a permanent Security Council seat turned down

Laying out the Red carpet
Mon, Oct 18, 2010

How China’s leadership tried to ingratiate themselves with Nehru

The note and the ban
Mon, Oct 04, 2010

How a deputy secretary saved the Left’s stalwarts from Shastri’s jails

The great communist split
Mon, Sep 20, 2010

When the pro-Soviet ‘revisionists’ and and pro-China ‘true revolutionaries’ parted ways

The eternal Kerala pattern
Mon, Sep 06, 2010

Nehru’s anti-communism was replaced by his daughter’s wooing of the CPI.

Let the Sheikh try
Mon, Aug 23, 2010

How Nehru put his faith behind Sheikh Abdullah to forge a solution acceptable to Kashmir,India and Pakistan

Hanging by a hair
Mon, Aug 09, 2010

When Kashmir was plunged in crisis because of a holy relic’s disappearance