An uneasy mix of the real and the surreal — the opulence of the dreamlike frames clashes unnervingly with references to actual events like Operation Bluestar and Babri Masjid
India continues to benefit not through a strategic or policy re-orientation but the sheer advantage of its size and diversity, as a range of insurgency or terrorism movements succumb to exhaustion.
The crisis in Bahrain poses a ticklish situation for Indian workers--particularly Indian Muslims, many of whom are believed to be Sunnis, particularly if the Shias ultimately succeed...
Legendary singer Bhimsen Joshi's eldest son from his first wife reclaims his father
“Your government is not in a position to supply even 25 chairs but you are distributing lakhs and lakhs of televisions,” raged Mr Justice M.Y. Eqbal
It’s hard to exaggerate the impact that a democratic Egypt will have on the entire region, as Cairo resumes its role as the fulcrum and wellspring of Arab identity, ideology and influence
The 18-day uprising in Egypt is far from qualifying as revolution. Yet it is sending tremors throughout the Middle East, causing deep foreboding among some and jubilation among others
Why is the UK Treasury frantically seeking to protect naked short-selling and strangle the directive by the European parliament to bring it to an end?
Corruption is nothing new, but its magnitude is, as is the ineptitude, the incompetence and the lack of supervision which seem to prevail since this PM came to power
"I did not feel I was in a position to insist that auctions must be insisted", "I did not feel that I had the authority to object", "We mustn’t focus excessively on the negative features", "It also spoils the image of India"...
The PM blames the media for creating "an impression that we are a scam-driven country" and the opposition and BJP for coming in the way of "path-breaking reforms", insinuating that the BJP wanted Amit Shah released as a quid pro quo
While India has little to worry about Pakistan’s desire to have more than 100 nuclear warheads, the possibility of leakage from the state to non-state actors is a serious threat
A primer for President Obama so that he is prepared for the next round of political upheavals after setting new standards for foreign policy incoherence and incompetence
While internet freedom clearly is not about to be declared in China, civil society and new technology will over time push limits beyond the axiomatic boundaries of the party-state
The spiralling protests could have an impact in some pockets where there is already people's anger as in the Northeast or J&K or in the tribal areas of central India.
What do the Westerners really mean when they admiringly declare that ‘they are beating us at our own game'.
The Egyptian "kill switch" which managed to disconnect millions, in the space of about 20 minutes, and restored service just as abruptly five days later, was simultaneously a spectacular technical success and a mystifying strategic blunder.
Considerable spadework had been done through various channels to remove the poison towards India that had been injected by the attitude of Mr Quereshi. With him gone, there is need for a fresh mind-set