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Pranay Sharma

Indo-Sri Lanka Ties: Mahinda Rajapaksa's February Visit May Try To Find Common Cause Against Radical Islam

Jan 31, 2020 Pranay Sharma

Due to arrive in India early next month, Rajapaksa has decided to visit a number of Hindu and Buddhist religious places.

India Has To Trust China To Deal With Coronavirus Crisis, Can't Push Panic Button Yet

Jan 27, 2020 Pranay Sharma

There are close to 50,000 Indians living and working in different parts of China. Many of them are also studying in various Chinese universities.

Dutch King's Visit Indicates India's Emergence As New Investment Destination For West

Dutch investors are not sure how safe their data and technology is while doing business in China. India, therefore, becomes a natural option.

Is Syed Akbaruddin Returning To South Block As India’s Next Foreign Secretary?

Sep 14, 2019 Pranay Sharma

The two other names doing the rounds for the coveted post are Ruchi Ghanashyam, India’s High Commissioner in the United Kingdom, and Harshvardhan Shringla, India’s Ambassador in the United States.

UAE's Highest Civilian Award For Modi, Egg On Pakistan's Face

'The Order of Zayed', the UAE's highest civilian award, is being conferred on Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a time when Pakistan is busy pushing a hostile campaign against India over Kashmir among world leaders, especially in the Islamic countries.

23 July, 2019

Key Takeaways From US Prez Donald Trump's Meeting With Pakistan PM Imran Khan

Pranay Sharma

The Washington meeting with Imran Khan makes it clear that US-Pakistan relations are on the mend, and in the coming days, is likely to show more warmth.

18 July, 2019

Analysis| Is Hafiz Saeed's Arrest By Pakistan Mere Cosmetic Move Or There Is More To It?

Pranay Sharma

Every time Hafiz Saeed has been released by the courts of Pakistan, it's been for the want of credible evidence that establishes his links with terrorism, especially the Mumbai attacks.

17 July, 2019

ICJ Verdict On Kulbhushan Jadhav May Further Stall India-Pakistan Ties

Pranay Sharma

If at all, the verdict interpreted differently in the two countries across the border could harden the position of the two South Asian neighbours further.

31 May, 2019

What S Jaishankar As Foreign Minister Means For Indian Diplomacy

Pranay Sharma

As a diplomat, S Jaishankar has served both in China and the US as India’s ambassador. Later, as Foreign Secretary, he was also part of several key negotiations involving the two countries.

30 May, 2019

S Jaishankar, Surprise Pick In Modi's Cabinet, May Play Key Role On Foreign Affairs

Pranay Sharma

The induction of Jaishankar as a Cabinet minister at a juncture when Sino-US relations are getting more complex, especially on trade and cyber-security, is an interesting choice.

17 May, 2019

For The New Indian Prime Minister, Maldives Could Be First Port-Of-Call

Pranay Sharma

Policy planners in Delhi feel India should take advantage of the small window of opportunity that opened in the Maldives after the last year’s presidential elections.

16 May, 2019

West Bengal And Political Violence Have Always Gone Hand-In-Hand, No Surprises Here

Pranay Sharma

Politics and violence have always gone hand-in-hand in Bengal. The first two decades after independence, which witnessed a steady stream of refugees from across the border, abject poverty and Delhi’s “indifference” might have set the stage for what was to follow.

04 May, 2019

Pakistan May Use Masood Azhar As 'Showpiece' To Better Its International Standing

Pranay Sharma

India feels the prevailing mood in the international arena against Pakistan is an ideal opportunity to push the diplomatic envelope further.

22 April, 2019

After Sri Lanka Blasts, Terrorism Likely To Be Back As Major Issue In Indian Elections

Pranay Sharma

At least 290 people have died in the serial blasts in Colombo that ripped through three churches during Easter services on Sunday.

15 March, 2019

Hope Still Alive For India At UNSC To Ban Jaish Chief Masood Azhar

Pranay Sharma

Sources say the US officials at the Security Council have now been asking China for details of its objection to declare Masood Azhar a "global terrorist".

14 March, 2019

Why China Blocked Masood Azhar's Terror Listing At UNSC

Pranay Sharma

There can be little doubt that China’s stocks at this juncture in the Indian public domain, is at the lowest.

11 March, 2019

What Will It Mean For India If UNSC Designates Masood Azhar As Global Terrorist On March 13

Pranay Sharma

There is no doubt that the outcome of Wednesday’s development will impact not only the South Asian neighbours but also their relations with key international players.

26 February, 2019

Cross LoC Strike: Pakistan's Response This Time Could Be Different From That After Uri

Pranay Sharma

The Indian statement makes two important points: one, it was a “non-military” action. Also, care was taken to avoid civilian casualties. Two, that India was forced to respond against the JeM who were responsible for the Pulwama attack.

Photo Gallery

An effigy of Ravana burns during the Dussehra celebrations, in Amritsar.

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Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh volunteers participate in the annual Vijayadashmi programme, in Nagpur.

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Devotees pull the chariot of Lord Raghunath on the occasion of Kullu Dussehra.

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Union Minister for Civil Aviation Jyotiraditya Scindia with his son Maha Aryaman Scindia offers prayers at Gorkhi Devghar on the occasion of Dussehra festival, in Gwalior.

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An effigy of Ravana in flames marking the end of the Dussehra festival, in Jammu.

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This Election Season In UP, Lakhimpur Kheri Is The New Political Battlefield

The Opposition is hoping for a rich election harvest in Uttar Pradesh but Lucknow appears to be a long way from the killing fields.


The Negotiator: Rakesh Tikait Is The Glue Holding Farmers’ Agitation Together

The former Delhi Police employee has also emerged as the go-to man for the authorities to reach out to the agitating farmers.

Vikas Pathak
The Negotiator: Rakesh Tikait Is The Glue Holding Farmers’ Agitation Together


Kashmir Minority Killings A Throwback To The Terrifying 90s

Outwardly peaceful, Kashmir has seen a spate of civilian killings in recent weeks. A silent unease has now exploded into fear and concern after the shooting of minorities.

Naseer Ganai
Kashmir Minority Killings A Throwback To The Terrifying 90s


Virat Kohli’s Abrasive Leadership Style Gave Indian Cricket A New Dimension

Virat Kohli will step down as T20 captain of India and RCB but that will not take away the fact that he remains a unique leader

Sep 20, 2021 Arijit Ghosh

Taliban: What’s Next For The International Community?

With all foreign soldiers out of Afghanistan, the Taliban is now in a position to do pretty much what it wants.

Sep 13, 2021 Seema Guha

Rising Challenges Of Plagiarism In The Era Of Online Education

It can be a crucial stepping stone to develop young minds to appreciate the importance of practising honesty throughout their academic journey and lay the foundations for successful professional careers.

Sep 12, 2021 Chaitali Moitra

Vaccine Mandates Harm Long-Term Public Health

One can be pro-religion, but against coerced religion; one can be pro-vaccines, but against coercion and mandates

Sep 12, 2021 Kameswari Chebrolu