The writer is a Congress MP in the Rajya Sabha.
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
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.