25 years of Kargil: Lessons and the need for a ‘warcraft’

NEW DELHI: A strategy of ‘warcraft’ premised on...

Suicidal Brats with Homicidal Cars on Indian Roads

FAST AND INTOXICATED The Fast and the Furious,...

Women and Children-Centric changes under New Laws

NEW DELHI: What are the women and...

K Natwar Singh

A must-read book from Chinmaya Gharekhan

While he was writing, ‘Centres of Power’, I kept pestering him to include the fabulous and high-powered years in the most important establishment, the...

The chaos in Pakistan

Unfortunately, Imran Khan was not an adroit administrator, neither a successful Prime Minister. At the moment one cannot but come to the conclusion that chaos...

The chaos in Pakistan

Unfortunately, Imran Khan was not an adroit administrator, neither a successful Prime Minister. At the moment one cannot but come to the conclusion that chaos...

The chaos in Pakistan

Unfortunately, Imran Khan was not an adroit administrator, neither a successful Prime Minister. At the moment one cannot but come to the conclusion that chaos...

Satpal Malik should have been discreet

The Modi government has done well to ignore the ex-Governor’s not so gentle recklessness. Those who hold important positions carry a heavy burden on their...

Satpal Malik should have been discreet

The Modi government has done well to ignore the ex-Governor’s not so gentle recklessness. Those who hold important positions carry a heavy burden on their...

Satpal Malik should have been discreet

The Modi government has done well to ignore the ex-Governor’s not so gentle recklessness. Those who hold important positions carry a heavy burden on their...

Remembering Satti Lambah

I first met Satti (everyone addressed him by this endearing name) in Islamabad in July 1980. On 12 April 2023, a most moving and well...

Remembering Satti Lambah

I first met Satti (everyone addressed him by this endearing name) in Islamabad in July 1980. On 12 April 2023, a most moving and well...

Remembering Satti Lambah

I first met Satti (everyone addressed him by this endearing name) in Islamabad in July 1980. On 12 April 2023, a most moving and well...

In the making, a book on Gandhi

When he was in jail in the early 1920s, Gandhi read several hundred books. I wrote in this column sometime back that M.J. Akbar and...

In the making, a book on Gandhi

When he was in jail in the early 1920s, Gandhi read several hundred books. I wrote in this column sometime back that M.J. Akbar and...

In the making, a book on Gandhi

When he was in jail in the early 1920s, Gandhi read several hundred books. I wrote in this column sometime back that M.J. Akbar and...

When Bose and Nehru wrote to each other

Subhas Bose wrote a 39-page letter to Nehru. During the 1930s, apart from Gandhiji, Jawaharlal Nehru and Subhas Chandra Bose were the leading lights of...

When Bose and Nehru wrote to each other

Subhas Bose wrote a 39-page letter to Nehru. During the 1930s, apart from Gandhiji, Jawaharlal Nehru and Subhas Chandra Bose were the leading lights of...

When Bose and Nehru wrote to each other

Subhas Bose wrote a 39-page letter to Nehru. During the 1930s, apart from Gandhiji, Jawaharlal Nehru and Subhas Chandra Bose were the leading lights of...

A book on Gandhi

Our book is aimed at the 18 to 25 age group. They are not familiar with Gandhi’s qualities as a saintly politician. Earlier in the...

A book on Gandhi

Our book is aimed at the 18 to 25 age group. They are not familiar with Gandhi’s qualities as a saintly politician. Earlier in the...

A book on Gandhi

Our book is aimed at the 18 to 25 age group. They are not familiar with Gandhi’s qualities as a saintly politician. Earlier in the...

A horrible 2022 continues into 2023

Climate change has finally caught up with us. The year 2022 was the Annus Horribilis, a year of disasters and misfortunes that are continuing into...

A horrible 2022 continues into 2023

Climate change has finally caught up with us. The year 2022 was the Annus Horribilis, a year of disasters and misfortunes that are continuing into...

A horrible 2022 continues into 2023

Climate change has finally caught up with us. The year 2022 was the Annus Horribilis, a year of disasters and misfortunes that are continuing into...

Nehru and Patel, clearing the air

‘I have been greatly distressed by the persistence of whispers and rumours about you and me’, wrote Nehru. New Delhi 3 February 1948 My dear Vallabhbhai, When Bapu...

Nehru and Patel, clearing the air

‘I have been greatly distressed by the persistence of whispers and rumours about you and me’, wrote Nehru. New Delhi 3 February 1948 My dear Vallabhbhai, When Bapu...

Nehru and Patel, clearing the air

‘I have been greatly distressed by the persistence of whispers and rumours about you and me’, wrote Nehru. New Delhi 3 February 1948 My dear Vallabhbhai, When Bapu...

Devastating: The day the earth shook

Few will remember the Gandhi-Tagore differences over the Bihar earthquake. Earthquakes are sudden, violent, shaking of the ground as a result of movements within the...

Devastating: The day the earth shook

Few will remember the Gandhi-Tagore differences over the Bihar earthquake. Earthquakes are sudden, violent, shaking of the ground as a result of movements within the...

Devastating: The day the earth shook

Few will remember the Gandhi-Tagore differences over the Bihar earthquake. Earthquakes are sudden, violent, shaking of the ground as a result of movements within the...

Of biographies and autobiographies

S. Gopal’s biography of his father Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was published in 1989. The art and craft of writing autobiographies and biographies arrived in India in...

Of biographies and autobiographies

S. Gopal’s biography of his father Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was published in 1989. The art and craft of writing autobiographies and biographies arrived in India in...

Of biographies and autobiographies

S. Gopal’s biography of his father Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was published in 1989. The art and craft of writing autobiographies and biographies arrived in India in...

Republic Day and other musings

The splendour of the Republic Day parade cannot be exaggerated. The setting is breathtaking. Heads of state and government seldom voluntarily retire. Most hold on...

Republic Day and other musings

The splendour of the Republic Day parade cannot be exaggerated. The setting is breathtaking. Heads of state and government seldom voluntarily retire. Most hold on...

Republic Day and other musings

The splendour of the Republic Day parade cannot be exaggerated. The setting is breathtaking. Heads of state and government seldom voluntarily retire. Most hold on...

Pakistan, a country ruined by its Army

Most countries have armies, but in Pakistan the army has a country. Had M.A. Jinnah and Nawabzada Liaquat Ali Khan lived longer the army...

Pakistan, a country ruined by its Army

Most countries have armies, but in Pakistan the army has a country. Had M.A. Jinnah and Nawabzada Liaquat Ali Khan lived longer the army...

Pakistan, a country ruined by its Army

Most countries have armies, but in Pakistan the army has a country. Had M.A. Jinnah and Nawabzada Liaquat Ali Khan lived longer the army...

2022: The year that was

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s internal and external image goes up by the month. How does one assess 2022? In my judgement only by recalling major...

2022: The year that was

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s internal and external image goes up by the month. How does one assess 2022? In my judgement only by recalling major...

2022: The year that was

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s internal and external image goes up by the month. How does one assess 2022? In my judgement only by recalling major...

Diary of a football fan

I was one among the three billion fans who sat glued to the TV to watch the football World Cup. For a man approaching 94...

Diary of a football fan

I was one among the three billion fans who sat glued to the TV to watch the football World Cup. For a man approaching 94...

Diary of a football fan

I was one among the three billion fans who sat glued to the TV to watch the football World Cup. For a man approaching 94...

When Nehru and Shaw wrote to each other

‘I do not know why I am writing to you, for we are both busy men and I have no desire to add to...

When Nehru and Shaw wrote to each other

‘I do not know why I am writing to you, for we are both busy men and I have no desire to add to...

When Nehru and Shaw wrote to each other

‘I do not know why I am writing to you, for we are both busy men and I have no desire to add to...

PM’s G20 vision: Human centric globalisation

He emphasised that the great challenges of the world could not be solved ‘by fighting but by acting together’. At the Bali G20 Summit, Prime...

PM’s G20 vision: Human centric globalisation

He emphasised that the great challenges of the world could not be solved ‘by fighting but by acting together’. At the Bali G20 Summit, Prime...

PM’s G20 vision: Human centric globalisation

He emphasised that the great challenges of the world could not be solved ‘by fighting but by acting together’. At the Bali G20 Summit, Prime...

A letter from K.P.S. Menon

After Independence, Menon became India’s first Foreign Secretary. K.P.S. Menon was born in Ottapalom in Kerala in 1898. He got a first in History at...

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