Friday, Dec 03, 2021

Shivshankar Menon

66 Ex-Bureaucrats Including Najeeb Jung, Shivshankar Menon Write To President, Say EC Suffering From Credibility Crisis

Apr 08, 2019 Puneet Nicholas Yadav

The Election Commission, the bureaucrats allege, is suffering from a credibility crisis which endangers the integrity of the electoral process.

'India Will Be A Different Power'

Dec 08, 2011 Shivshankar Menon

'A power that works for development, peace and international understanding, in its own interest and in that of its friends and partners abroad. Asia is not Europe and our indigenous strategic cultures are strong and lasting'

An Open Letter To The New NSA

From a state of practically no analysis, we have gravitated to one of a plethora of analysis. Analysis for analysis sake without orienting it towards action has become the name of the game.

'Credible Action Against Terrorism'

Mar 30, 2009 Media

The foreign secretary on President Zardari's desire to restart the Composite Dialogue and Obama's talk of constructive diplomacy: 'We want to see credible action against the infrastructure of terrorism in Pakistan. We want to see the perpetrators bro

'Against Protectionism In Various Forms'

Briefing by Foreign Secretary on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's forthcoming visit to London for G-20 Financial Summit

05 February, 2009

'Clients And Creations Of The ISI'

Shivshankar Menon

The Foreign Secretary directly names Pakistan's intelligence agency for Kabul embassy and Mumbai attacks. "Two months after the Mumbai attacks, and one month after we presented a dossier of evidence linking the attacks to elements in Pakistan, we sti

05 January, 2009

'We Want Actual Action'


The foreign secretary talks tough: 'It is hard to believe that something of this scale that took so long in the preparation, and of this nature which amounts really to a commando attack, could occur without anybody anywhere in the establishment knowi

07 December, 2006

'Liberation Of India'


Nuclear apartheid? 'What President Bush and Prime Minister have done is essentially work for the liberation of India ... we look at this as the liberation Act of 2006 and 2007 for India's civil nuclear power effort'

21 November, 2006

Goodwill Hunting

Shivshankar Menon

India makes much of the joint declaration which says 'international civilian nuclear cooperation should be advanced through innovative and forward-looking approaches' taking it as a tacit Chinese OK when the India-US nuke deal comes to the NSG.

15 November, 2006

'The Cross-Border Links'


'What we say is that there are elements in Pakistan, and we do not qualify this, there are elements in Pakistan which have been involved in not just assisting but inciting terrorism in India. Who controls, how much control, that is not for us to say'

07 October, 2006

Opening Statement

Shivshankar Menon

07 October, 2006

Stockholm Syndrome?


'We have not changed our position on the issue of terrorism, on how we think it should dealt with. It is a scourge. You cannot expect me to characterize the government of India's position in the manner that any private commentator does...'

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A tractor at work at the construction site of the Central Vista project, in New Delhi.

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Congress General Secretary and AICC in-charge of Uttar Pradesh (UP) Priyanka Gandhi speaks during 'Pratigya rally', ahead of UP Assembly elections 2022, in Moradabad.

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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. K. Stalin visits the flood affected areas, in Thoothukudi.

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Doctors release a health advisory during an awareness campaign against air pollution to mark National Pollution Control Day, in Kolkata.

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Rashtriya Janata Dal MLA Bhai Virendra and BJP MLA Sanjay Saravgi go for compromise in the presence of Speaker Vijay Kumar Sinha, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav and Deputy CM Tarkishor Prasad following a verbal spat between...

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Lead Essay

Roses Among Thorns: The Many Solidarities Of Diverse Protests

Every act of dissent is an art. Of pain and pathos. Of hope and new dawn. It’s their story. It’s everyone’s story.


Farm Law Repeal Has Given New Life To Idea Of Protest In India

Dissent is less about material gains than the intangibles they leave us with.

Farm Law Repeal Has Given New Life To Idea Of Protest In India

Manual Scavengers

An ‘Untouchable’ Story: My Life As A Protest

For India’s manual scavengers, mere existence is a protest, because they need to fight just to reclaim their humanity and dignity.

Bezwada Wilson
An ‘Untouchable’ Story: My Life As A Protest


Let's Talk About Ageism And Sexism In Indian Films, A Zillionth Time!

While everyone is going gaga over actress Katrina Kaif in the revamped version of 'Tip Tip Barsa Pani', the replacement of Raveena Tandon does point towards the problem of sexism and ageism in the Indian film industry

Nov 17, 2021 Yashika Mathur

T20 World Cup 2021 Analysis: David Warner And Mitchell Marsh - Tale Of Two Comebacks

Australia winning the T20 World Cup for the first time has been timely as they host the next edition at their own backyard in 2022.

Nov 15, 2021 Arijit Ghosh

Education In India During Covid-19: Challenges Faced And Solutions For A Post-Pandemic Era

As per the Observer Research Foundation, close to 250 million children in India were adversely affected due to school closures due to the early lockdowns imposed by the government in response to Covid-19.

Nov 11, 2021 Shekhar Mehta

T20 World Cup Review: Jaded By An Excess Of Cricket, India Were On An Inevitable Path To Doom

India's cricket administrators showed more drive to boost BCCI's coffers rather than take care of players' welfare during pandemic times.

Nov 08, 2021 Arijit Ghosh