The writer is a former Union minister.
An ‘archive rat’s’ account of the extraordinary life of V K Krishna Menon.
We are not told what these “tasks” were but we do know that “the agitation helped local leaders of the Rashtriya Swamsevak Sangh and its student organisation, ABVP, to establish themselves in politics.” Wikipedia helpfully adds, “Narendra Modi was one of them”.
What is sought to be drowned out is the legacy of unflinching patriotism to India that the Kashmiri Muslim has displayed, first in being the only Muslim-majority concentration in undivided India to close their ears to the siren call of Pakistan.
Modi has been lauding to the skies the US involvement at every crucial turn in Indo-Pak relations resulting in Trump thinking Modi is leading him up to finding a solution to a problem that “has been going on for many, many years”.
As the new government takes its oath of office, it is necessary to restore to public discourse the passionate advocacy and practice of secularism.
Locating 1975 in the larger context of draconian colonial imports and how they strain Indian democracy even today
An enduring collection of correspondence between K Natwar Singh and his eclectic circle of friends that included Nirad C Chaudhuri, Indira Gandhi, RK Narayan and Mulk Raj Anand
An exhaustive account of PN Haksar, who helped steer Indian diplomacy with then PM Indira Gandhi
BJP-led government might be good at coining acronyms but the people know that it has only marginally built on the legacy of Congress-led governments.
Every state is progressing, some at snail’s pace, others leapfrogging. Much remains to be done.
The fates did not conspire to have Bhutto hanged. He brought it upon himself by the aggression and callousness of his politics
The world no more acknowledges India as a major force for peace. It is seen as an also-ran in nuclear race
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