February 21, 2020
the fully loaded magazine
Saluting the bravest
Eat, Pray, Live
Go Softly In A House Of Spies
A comprehensive and crisply-written biography of R.N. Kao mirrors the warm individual, his formative assignments and the fine webs he’d later weave
Jan 23, 2020
As The Shiraz Soured
A political travelogue, entertaining and astute, examines the innards of the US-Iran crisis
Sep 18, 2019
The Risks Of Divide-To-Integrate
Aug 08, 2019
A Sea Lamprey Waits For Them
China’s gargantuan intelligence network straddles the world. Faligot charts its insecure, pre-revolutionary start, consolidation and West-aided technical leap.
Jul 31, 2019
From Inversnaid to Loch Katrina and Loch Linnhe to the spectacular Scottish Highlands of Glen Etive, a diary on visit to Scotland.
Mar 06, 2019
Gangtok: Anvil Of Statehood
Sikkim’s democratic transformation into an Indian state was planned and executed by RAW. Sidhu, who led the team, gives a nail-biting account.
Jan 16, 2019
Caesaria’s Misdirected Stabs
This is no starry-eyed study of Mossad’s acumen in assassinations, but a catalogue of its horrible bunglings and politically naive judgements too
Nov 08, 2018
Two Wayfarers On The Bridge Of Spies
Track II is a behind-the-scenes bridge to efforts at resolution. Dulat and Durrani’s informative ‘intel dialogue’ falls short of the candour that might make a difference.
Jun 07, 2018
Under The Knights’ Table
The young intelligence czar and confidant of president Rhee saved America’s day in the Korean conflict. His fall was as steep as his ascent.
Mar 08, 2018
A Neo-Colonial Project Called SDM Syndrome
A spurt in ‘separatist diasporian movement’ gives Canadian Khalistanis new impetus
Feb 01, 2018
What’s To Be Done With Our Cops?
With the world’s largest force, India is not short of police personnel. Free them from provincial satraps, and much of our policing troubles will end.
Nov 23, 2017
In A Coven Of Spymasters
An old spy is called up, and an almost cold case dug up. It’s back behind the dreaded curtain in central Europe, against the cold steel of the Stasi.
Sep 29, 2017
Hunger Is A Political Game
Sindhi nationalism predates the call for Pakistan, but was brutally suppressed later. Pakistan’s youngest political prisoner was part of it.
Jul 21, 2017
Jehadi Chickens Coming Home
The US lit the fires in West Asia. India must learn from its errors.
Jun 15, 2017
Turning Just For The Spin
Fickleness is an espionage asset, but Bhagat Ram Talwar, its great master, spun circles around his Russian, British and German handlers during WWII
Apr 27, 2017
The Old Captain In Berlin
These excerpts from 'A Life In Shadow: The Secret Story of ACN Nambiar' by Vappla Balachandran, it is revealed how much Bose depended on Nambiar aka Nanu when he was in Europe in the charged atmosphere just before World War II
Feb 02, 2017
Coronavirus Outbreak Casts Shadow On Chinese Dreams At Tokyo Olympics
Pakistan Stays In FATF 'Grey List'; Warned Of Action If It Fails To Check Terror Funding
‘Shiva Express Entering…Menstruating Women Move Away’: How Warrior Trolls Of Kerala Are Fighting Hatred
Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray, Son Aditya Meet PM Modi In Delhi
Poonam Yadav Leads India To Victory Vs Australia In T20 World Cup Opener
Seemingly Happiest People Often Suffer From Depression
Blog | Not Music Or Art, But It's 'Fear' That Binds Us Together
Restructuring Indian Railways’ Cadres: Is The Proposal Good For The Nation?
In Chasing Away Maoists, Odisha's Malkangiri Village Delivers Telling Message This R-Day
Satire | ‘Are You From The Tukde Tukde Gang Or The Khan Market Gang?’
Brave Of Deepika Padukone To Take A Stand When Mum Is The Word For Big Bollywood Stars
Now, Donald Trump Says 10 Million People To Welcome Him In Ahmedabad
Noida-Faridabad Road, Blocked Due To CAA Protest, Re-opens Briefly After 69 Days
Girl Who Raised 'Pakistan Zindabad' Slogan Had Naxal Links: Yediyurappa
May Make Tremendous Trade Deal With India: Donald Trump
Cong, BJP Slam Waris Pathan For 'Communal' Comment During Anti-CAA Rally
China: Coronavirus Kills Doctor Who Postponed Wedding To Treat Patients
MP Govt Scraps Circular To 'Sterilise At Least One Man Or Lose Job'
Taylor Reaches 100 Matches In All Formats
Why Rajinikanth's Aggressive Views On Citizenship Act Has Left DMK Distraught
'Yeh Lambi Race Ka Ghoda Hai':
Will Star Of The Decade Ranveer Singh Be Bollywood's All-Time Great?
'Make In India' Making A Difference In Defence Sector
Muslims Lead Anti-CAA Protests In Bengal But Hindus Look The Other Way
Nutrition Warriors | A Mizo Village's Fight To Ward Off Stunted Growth, Underweight Children
Union Budget 2020: What FM Nirmala Sitharaman Can Do To Pull Economy Out Of The Rut
Is Judiciary Living Up To The Indian Constitution @ 70?