|June 22, 2006|
10 things I hate about India|
'India is an incredible place and I have never regretted, even for
one day, to have settled here.'
|June 20, 2006|
Where is my bus to Kashmir?|
'The 700,000+ Kashmiri Hindus living in India cannot just board a bus and travel back to their homes in Kashmir and live there They just cannot.'
|June 15, 2006|
Why Deve Gowda is bad for Bangalore|
'Why should this man have any say at all in Bangalore's affairs? Why should Bangaloreans continue to tolerate his brand of politics? Why should he be allowed to scuttle Bangalore's development?'
|June 14, 2006|
Why the N-deal is no walkover|
How the Bush administration can persuade the US Congress to support the India-US deal.
Why the N-deal is no walkover
A new report seeking to tweak the N-deal should be of no concern to India because it will ensure immediate delivery of fuel and equipment in terms of the civilian nuclear agreement.
|June 09, 2006|
OBCs should throw away demeaning crutches|
‘They should instead join the anti-reservation agitation and agitate for decent schools, good teachers and scholarships and refuse to be taken for an easy ride by the vote seekers,’ says Prof M S Gopinathan.
|June 05, 2006|
The government is in a bind because it recognises that the public mood is with Kalam, says Aditi Phadnis.
|May 29, 2006|
The death of meritocracy|
The quota proposal is class warfare at its ugliest. Now Indian educational institutions will change their mantra to chase the dream of being the 'almost best.'
|May 25, 2006|
Can Pakistan be trusted?|
'India would be strategically ill-advised to repeat the Himalayan blunder of Aksai Chin in Siachen.'
Can India withstand global threats?
'The effectiveness of the domestic buffers depends on the persistence of the process that generated them in the first place.'
|May 24, 2006|
The great Siachen sellout|
Siachen, like Aksai Chin, is not loose geo-strategic change which any Indian prime minister can put in a political jukebox.
|May 15, 2006|
In defence of the IFS|
'The truth is there are any number of cases of hard work, sacrifice, outstanding accomplishments and heroism in the IFS for every case of corruption or indiscretion.'
|May 11, 2006|
May and matters nuclear|
'Eight years down the nuclear road, an objective cost-benefit analysis would suggest that India's core national interests have been better served by May 1998 and paradoxically the Kargil war of May 1999.'
|May 08, 2006|
Are you for the N-deal or Al Qaeda?|
A recent statement by Ayaman al Zawahari, the number two man in Al Qaeda, has condemned the India-US nuclear nuclear deal. United States Congressmen ought to be asked, 'Are you for the agreement or with Al Qaeda?'
In defence of Kaavya Viswanathan
Kaavya's crime was not that she copied; but that she didn't do it well.
|March 28, 2006|
India and the small insect|
Will New Delhi have the courage to set up a meeting between Chinese President Hu Jintao and the Dalai Lama?
|March 17, 2006|
If India had a Marxist prime minister|
'Instead of Bush, the red carpet would be spread for Robert Mugabe, the 'socialist' president of Zimbabwe -- where the rate of inflation is touching the 800 mark,'.
|March 14, 2006|
How to control terror|
'In the crisis faced by Islam worldwide, Indian Muslims with their Sufi traditions and universalistic message of Islam can and should play a leading role.'
|March 10, 2006|
Varanasi reveals new terror network|
'There is an alarming indication of Pakistan's Lashkar working with the predominantly Bangladeshi Harkat-ul Jihad-al-Islami.'
|March 08, 2006|
Why China should be happy|
‘It is in China's interest in seeing its strategic partner in Asia being
respected by the world's superpower,’ says Professor Dingli Shen
|March 07, 2006|
N-deal concerns remain|
'Assuming the deal crosses the hurdle of Congressional scrutiny, it still has to pass the close examination and debate at the Nuclear Suppliers Group.'
Well done, Mr President!
'Your words in Pakistan resonated well in India.'
India-US tango is really a big deal
'Even a sceptic, such as I was, has to admit that Bush has managed to stage a veritable public relations coup.'
|March 06, 2006|
N-deal: India must negotiate hard|
'We should ensure we are left with adequate number of reactors under the non-civilian list to meet the demands of fast breeder reactors and strategic requirements.'
|March 01, 2006|
What's the Bush fuss for?|
'Is there a chance of any of the deformities in US policy and insults to India's achievers being raised by the prime minister?'
Birbal's Wisdom and the Nuclear Deal
'America is unlikely to find partners other than India that are both capable and willing to help counter China's future power. But India need not choose to align with America.'
Bush visit: Expect business, not fireworks
'The world will note after the Bush visit that India and the US have come together to transact some serious business.'
What a buddy you have, Mr Bush!
'Your buddy has closed his eyes to the international jihadi terrorists setting up a 'liberated' zone in his Waziristan region.'