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 not always wise, writes author-columnist Aakar Patel.
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 Indian goods will make them very attractive to consumers in both nations.
Till we are able to understand and appreciate this reality of what is happening to our fellow citizens today in 2018, it would be hypocrisy to continue to teach in our textbooks about the great atrocity of 1919.
Under permanent curfew in Kashmir, with no means of communication, no avenue to express protest and no voice in decision-making, we have made it easy for our enemies to say that we are an occupying power.
After the violence in Punjab, Congress legislated the Terrorism and Anti-Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act, known as TADA. The law existed for almost a decade, and thousands of people -- most of them Muslims and Sikhs -- were arrested and jailed under it.
Four missions to Mars are being planned next year by various agencies. Why so many together? The reason is that Mars and Earth come closest to each other once every 26 months and 2020 is when this happens next.
The one change that has come by our way as a nation is that we have become more easily communal in our expression as a nation. Today the political parties and the mass media we can say things, reckless things, that they perhaps hesitated from saying before 1992.