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Manvendra Singh

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Remember Kargil? Are We Doing Enough To Prevent Similar Intrusions?

Remember Kargil? Are We Doing Enough To Prevent Similar Intrusions?

Jul 28, 2021

In an aggressive national security environment, everyone’s intent has to be watched at all times to prevent Kargil-type intrusions

Here’s To You, Sekunder Burnes

Here’s To You, Sekunder Burnes

Dec 21, 2012

Unused sources inform a history of the First Afghan War—the deceit on both sides, craven heroes, and a royal licking

A Fishy Story

A Fishy Story

Apr 26, 2003

Tongue-Tied Kids Of Macaulay

Tongue-Tied Kids Of Macaulay

Jun 02, 2001

The Sanskrit minister of Rajasthan is not from the Union HRD minister's party, yet they've similar views on Sanskrit. It's not ideological.

Gusts Of A Desert Storm

Gusts Of A Desert Storm

Apr 28, 2001

Udai Singh captured important territories during the '71 war. But his greatness lay in making war widows visible.

Dreams And Droughts

Dreams And Droughts

Mar 17, 2001

Legislators sans executive power and administration sans legislative powers: balancing the two gives us the administration we have today.

Calamitous Lessons

Calamitous Lessons

Feb 17, 2001

Inhabitants of Barmer survived the 'Kutch-Bhuj' earthquake because their poverty compelled them to build 'safe' houses.

Frontier Hallucinations

Frontier Hallucinations

Jan 06, 2001

The implication of an innocent man had Jaisalmer protesting as never before—the town even called a bandh for the first time in its history.

A Deluge And A Trickle

A Deluge And A Trickle

Dec 16, 2000

The fencing on the borders notwithstanding, there is to and fro movement. Most of it is for faith—or visa-less marriages.

A Name For A Thirsty Land

A Name For A Thirsty Land

Dec 02, 2000

Of Ismael, his village and water that is a desert away

The Irony Of Migrations

The Irony Of Migrations

Nov 11, 2000

Migratory birds come to Barmer's drought-affected land and leave just before summer. But where and how will it's cattle and men go?

Piece De Resistance

Piece De Resistance

Oct 14, 2000

How the lights went out of a poor farmer's life

The State Vs The People

The State Vs The People

Sep 23, 2000

The people of the desert know of water harvesting techniques but my experience says that it is the state that needs to learn them.

Droughts And Socialism

Droughts And Socialism

Sep 02, 2000

Drought happens not when summer comes but when the rains don't

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