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Encounters With Reality

Encounters With Reality

Sep 26, 2014

The Supreme Court’s order defining guidelines for encounter fatalities has been a long time coming

Blissfully Unready

Blissfully Unready

Sep 01, 2014

Nearly six years after the Mumbai 26/11 attacks, despite a flurry of erratic and uncoordinated initiatives, India's vulnerabilities to terrorism remain unchanged

Demographic Invasion

Demographic Invasion

Aug 13, 2012

Above all, the corrupt politics of vote banks and crass electoral calculi, to the manifest detriment of the national interest, must be defeated.

'Crude And Offensive'

'Crude And Offensive'

Jan 02, 2012

'I condemn in the strongest terms possible the crude demonstrations against the Prime Minister at the Golden Temple by Anna Hazare’s supporters'

Beyond Debate

Beyond Debate

Nov 27, 2008

The endless and ill-informed debates on legal vs. developmental vs. political vs. negotiated vs. policing vs. military responses are fruitless. This entire spectrum – from use of extreme force to negotiations and conciliation – is comprehended within

The Fountainhead

The Fountainhead

Oct 03, 2008

The Muslims do not have to, and should never be asked to, prove their loyalty and good faith any more than any other citizen of India. It is a communal trap that feeds the community's sense of siege, marginalisation and alienation. What we are experi

A Routine Reminder

A Routine Reminder

Sep 15, 2008

Unless India and USA join hands to exert inexorable pressure on Islamabad to reverse the direction of its present free fall into terrorist adventurism and anarchy, the world will confront an augmenting -- and potentially catastrophic -- threat of ter

Self-Inflicted Wounds

Self-Inflicted Wounds

Aug 11, 2008

While separatists and Pakistani proxies have great reason to celebrate the ongoing disorders in the state, political formations and leaders committed to the national cause need urgently to pause and introspect on the consequences of the current cours

The ISI's Sinister Shadow

The ISI's Sinister Shadow

Jul 15, 2008

When we send men into conflict situations, there is an inevitable risk of loss of life. This should not discourage us, but should, in fact, make us all the more determined to help a friendly nation and its people out of their present distress.

The ISI Mark

The ISI Mark

Jun 11, 2008

The reality is, there is no such thing as Islamist fundamentalist terrorism. To understand the position correctly, we need to recognize that there is only ISI terror that has been dubbed as 'Islamist terror'.

The Implosion of International Terrorism

The Implosion of International Terrorism

Apr 21, 2008

There is an internal mechanism of self-destruction in all terrorist movements, and this is increasingly manifested in the Islamist 'global jihad' today.

The Outsiders

The Outsiders

Mar 25, 2008

In Manipur, a succession of three incidents against 'Hindi-speaking' outsiders between March 17 and 19, 2008, resulted in the killing of 15 'migrants'. But Manipur is not alone in these isolationist excesses...

What India Needs

What India Needs

Mar 10, 2008

India is seeking 'global power' status, but its politics remains mired in the most extraordinary pettiness. What it needs is not just an N-Deal, but a national 'line' that will be held, irrespective of the party in power.

Internal Contradictions

Internal Contradictions

Feb 25, 2008

It would be ironic indeed, but not inconceivable, in the midst of rising chaos, political corruption and maladministration, if the people of Pakistan, two or three years down the line, begin to think of the 'Musharraf years' with a sense of yearning

A Boor, Not A Monkey

A Boor, Not A Monkey

Feb 04, 2008

Several somewhat specious defences have been offered for Harbhajan's outburst against Symonds -- the most evidently specious among these being the one that finally succeeded with Judge Hansen. But...

Doomsday Delusions

Doomsday Delusions

Jan 24, 2008

The Pakistan Army has certainly taken something of a beating over the past over a year -- and particularly after the Lal Masjid assault in July 2007 -- but its collapse is far from imminent.

Posturing As Policy

Posturing As Policy

Jan 14, 2008

Why, for example, the 'secular' Congress finds it expedient to project BJP defectors as its face in Gujarat, peddling 'soft Hindutva', instead of articulating and advancing its own ideological and political agenda.

Resounding Failures

Resounding Failures

Dec 24, 2007

All our grandiose plans and projections collapse at the stage of execution and the truth is that the planning process is increasingly becoming a blueprint for the waste and misappropriation of national resources by government agencies.

Where The Buck Stops

Where The Buck Stops

Dec 10, 2007

The 'administrative and political lapses' that Mr Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee would like to dismiss as an aberration in Nandigram are, in fact, a chronic malady of the political executive in almost all states today

Intelligence Failure

Intelligence Failure

Nov 26, 2007

The UP blasts are yet another reminder of India's inability to respond coherently, proportionately and with sustained institutional commitment to terrorism. The cause? Failure of the intelligence of the national political leadership, not the failure

Perverse Perspective

Perverse Perspective

Sep 17, 2007

It is incomprehensible how such perverse nonsense relating to the controversy on Ram Setu could have entered a supposedly secular government's representation before the Supreme Court of India.

God's Plenty

God's Plenty

Sep 05, 2007

Indian Hockey is, today, run on an annual budget that is a small fraction (barely a tenth) of the cost of Chak De India; small European clubs invest more in the game than this country does

Party Time

Party Time

Aug 29, 2007

A majority of MPs think India is big enough to go for the nuke deal. But partisan politics, rather than any considered critique of specific clauses of the Indo-US agreement, is fuelling the current political frenzy.

No Deliverance

No Deliverance

Aug 23, 2007

As a nation, we have always been excellent at analysing situations- -our problem is with finding and implementing solutions. the The 'intellectual community' and people in high government offices continue to focus on pseudo solutions and politically

Same Boot, Other Foot

Same Boot, Other Foot

Jul 23, 2007

In the Haneef case, we are behaving as unreasonably towards Australia as various Western powers did toward India. There are no allegations that he has been mistreated, tortured or otherwise discriminated against. We must not prejudge him.

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