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Trump's India Visit Will Be Historically Insignificant And Mere Entertainment For Many

Trump's India Visit Will Be Historically Insignificant And Mere Entertainment For Many

The best thing that Modi can hope for in this visit is that he is able to mobilise Indians in America to vote Republican and try and help Trump return to power, writes author-columnist Aakar Patel.

23 February 2020
'Make In India', PM Modi's Flagship Programme, Has Failed To Deliver And Numbers Show

'Make In India', PM Modi's Flagship Programme, Has Failed To Deliver And Numbers Show

In the same period as Make in India, Bangladesh’s share of manufacturing has risen from 16% to 18%. Bangladesh’s overall GDP is growing at 8% per year,...

16 February 2020

Budget Did Little For India Waiting To See Govt Shift Focus From Ideology To Economy

It appears to me that Narendra Modi's focus on trying whatever was possible to push the economy during his days as Gujarat CM has gone missing from the PM's...

As Govt Pushes Its Ideological Agenda, India Should Brace Itself For Rough And Brutal 2020

As Govt Pushes Its Ideological Agenda, India Should Brace Itself For Rough And Brutal 2020

Prime Minister Narendra Modi appears to be willing to absorb some damage in India's international reputation to further the ideology, writes author-columnist...

12 January 2020

Following Crackdown On Anti-CAA Protests, World Is Looking At India With Distaste And Dismay

It's clear in the minds of Muslims that this government has been planning, for some time, to introduce a process which will weed them out of India, writes...

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27 October 2019
'Patriotism Is Last Refuge Of Scoundrel.' Just Look At United States And India

'Patriotism Is Last Refuge Of Scoundrel.' Just Look At United States And India

The facts have become unimportant and useless. What is important is the constant shouting of patriotism and the abusing of rivals as traitors, even as it...


21 October 2019
Why Pakistan Continues To Struggle To Get Its Name Off Grey List

Why Pakistan Continues To Struggle To Get Its Name Off Grey List

The FATF had wanted Pakistan to continue 'demonstrating that authorities are identifying cash couriers and enforcing controls on illicit movement of currency...


06 October 2019
India Wants Another 200 Fighter Planes, But Do They Really Win Wars These Days?

India Wants Another 200 Fighter Planes, But Do They Really Win Wars These Days?

We think that national security is a very serious business, and we should trust the generals to do the right thing for all of us, but as Guderian knew, this is...


22 September 2019
To Become $5-Trillion Economy, India Needs To Grow at 9%. It's Not Impossible

To Become $5-Trillion Economy, India Needs To Grow at 9%. It's Not Impossible

The economy can grow if there are lots of Indians saving and investing money, and if there are individuals and corporations using the available resources to...


15 September 2019
An EU-Like Arrangement With SAARC Nations Could Reinvigorate India's Economic Prospects

An EU-Like Arrangement With SAARC Nations Could Reinvigorate India's Economic Prospects

A demand slowdown in India can be corrected by giving our manufacturers easier access to the markets of Pakistan and Bangladesh. The quality and pricing of...


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08 September 2019
Opinion: Exploration Of Universe Only Way For Humans To Survive. ISRO, NASA Doing Exactly That

Opinion: Exploration Of Universe Only Way For Humans To Survive. ISRO, NASA Doing Exactly That

Space is dangerous and there will be many failed attempts as we try to use mankind’s ingenuity to take the next evolutionary step.


25 November 2017
From An Istanbul Court, Attending A Terrorism Trial

From An Istanbul Court, Attending A Terrorism Trial

Activists were charged after a workshop on digital security held in a hotel. The government claims, absurdly, that this was a secret meeting that was organised...


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