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Sanjaya Baru

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The writer is Distinguished Fellow, Institute for Defence Studies and Analysis, New Delhi.

The power trips
Tue, Jan 17, 2012

Energy security is now the big driver of Asian geopolitics,as China and India focus their diplomatic energies on the Gulf

The Left in Centre
Mon, May 17, 2004

It was the winter of 1989-90. Quite unexpectedly I found myself in the ante-room of West Bengal Chief Minister Jyoti Basu’s office in K...

No, don’t blame the laptop, it was a revolt of rising expectations
Wed, May 12, 2004

Anti-incumbency is a catch-all phrase that can mean different things to different people. In Andhra Pradesh, it was neither a convincing vot...

Governing the Fund
Mon, Apr 26, 2004

It has been a convention, said The Financial Times of London, that the managing director of the International Monetary Fund is from the Euro...

Statehood for Telangana
Telugu or Telangana
Mon, Apr 16, 2018

Does language still unite the people of India’s first linguistic state or has dialect come to divide them?

Telugu or Telangana
Mon, Mar 29, 2004

Pachchipulusu khayenge, Telangana leyengey! (We will survive on tamarind soup, but secure a separate Telangana.)I have mouthed that slogan t...

Vajpayee’s Nehruism
Wed, Feb 25, 2004

Reflecting on Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s “Kumarakom Musings” a few years back we ran an editorial in The Financial...

Jaswant hikes gross national contentment
Wed, Feb 04, 2004

Measured, responsible, benign and prudent. Like the man, so his budgetary strategy. The seventh budgetary policy statement of the National D...

Can Mulayam do a Naidu?
Mon, Feb 02, 2004

A headline with a question mark goes against the principles of journalism. Yet, one cannot avoid a question mark when it comes to the Lohia ...

Shining from within
Sat, Dec 27, 2003

If you have ever been touched by the humour of my hometown Hyderabad, you would appreciate the jibe “oopar sherwani, undar pareyshaani&...

The New Great Game
Mon, Nov 24, 2003

When this column appears, I will be in distant New Zealand! Not walking the beaches that Hrithik Roshan and Ameesha Patel trampled on in tha...

The world through new eyes
Sat, Oct 25, 2003

The president of the republic was in Sudan talking about oil. The prime minister was in Bangkok talking about terrorism and trade. The exter...

That festive feeling
Mon, Oct 06, 2003

The month from Navaratri to Deepavali is the Indian equivalent of Christmas and New Year. A time to spend. Coming as this festival season do...

Candor at Cancun
Mon, Sep 01, 2003

An exasperated reader complained the other day to me that there is a deluge of complicated writing on issues pertaining to the World Trade O...

Widen that lens
Mon, Aug 04, 2003

When Raj Kapoor sang, “Mera jootha hai Japani, patloon Inglistani,” he was neither singing the virtues of globalisation nor was he...

Don’t despair about democracy
Mon, Jul 07, 2003

The lives, the aspirations, the dreams, the fears, the joys and the toils of 1.3 billion citizens of the People’s Republic of China are...

Turnaround time
Wed, Jun 11, 2003

After five years of below average growth the Indian economy is set this year to finally move beyond the long-term average rate of the last t...

Watch this Southern synergy
Mon, May 26, 2003

In a different era a gathering of this sort and an agenda of this kind would have sent alarm bells ringing in New Delhi. A Southern Economic...

Summer of discontent
Mon, May 05, 2003

The famous binary divide in our nation used to be between India and Bharat, but today it is between taxpayers and tax evaders. So summed up ...

Doing our own thing
Mon, Mar 31, 2003

Sometime in the mid-nineties, film maker Kumar Shahani came to see me to urge me to write an editorial against an attempt by the United Stat...

Singhing praises
Mon, Mar 03, 2003

Just imagine what would have happened to Union finance minister Jaswant Singh’s maiden budget speech if it had clashed with the India-P...

Goodbye to 8 per cent
Fri, Feb 14, 2003

Who cares about economic growth when the World Cup is on. Or, is there any other reason why the news that this year’s growth rate of th...

Good news is possible
Mon, Dec 30, 2002

Faced with popular unrest, which had dramatically manifested itself in the protests at Tiananmen Square in 1989, and a political backlash fr...

Group therapy
Mon, Nov 25, 2002

Why do you keep calling them when they talk down to you, my friend James Manor asked me, when I told him I would be busy at a meeting of the...

A friendly indifference
Mon, Oct 28, 2002

So bewildering is New Delhi’s ramshackle and overcrowded international airport for a visiting Japanese that Japanese language traveller...