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December 27, 2006
The gathering Gulf storm
What is unfolding in the Gulf and the Middle East is nothing short of a remaking of that region in geopolitical terms. The Iran nuclear issue is a mere smokescreen.

December 26, 2006
'Why should Singur's farmers subsidise Tata?'
Dinesh Trivedi, Rajya Sabha MP and Trinamool Congress general secretary, speaks on party chief Mamata Banerjee's hunger strike to protest the West Bengal government's decision to acquire 1,000 acres of agricultural land in Singur.

December 21, 2006
Nuclear deal: The road ahead for India
The problem is that the US and India are seeking to achieve different objectives.

December 18, 2006
Fiji: wrong means for a right end
If Commodore Bainimarama sticks to his commitment to racial harmony in Fiji, the coup may put an end to all future coups.

December 11, 2006
Back to roots: Kashmiri Pandit youth fight back
'It is imperative for the youth of our great nation to step up and be involved in creating India's destiny.'

November 29, 2006
My American nightmare come true
Sometimes, just when you think it couldn't get worse, it does.

Sri Lanka is India's problem
Setting aside considerations of political expediency, India should act to stop the bleeding. If nothing else, the humanitarian crisis demands a response.

November 28, 2006
Hu, Pakistan and the 'string of pearls'
It is not the border, nor Tibet and the Dalai Lama issue, but the growing relationship between Pakistan and China which gives the Indian Mandarins at the East Asian desk at the Ministry of External Affairs a headache.

November 27, 2006
Au revoir freedom in America
It is disheartening to see the Bush Administration's efforts to hide more and more information from the public eye in the name of security, presumably to 'protect our freedoms'.

November 24, 2006
Indo-US roller coaster on brink
Ironically, the opponents of the deal in the US are concerned about the narrow aspects of non-proliferation, while its critics in India are fighting the larger issue of US domination.

November 20, 2006
US Senate's N-Bill facilitates spy operations
Agreeing to the NNSA's presence in India and any interaction between them and our weapon scientists will be a most dangerous move

November 17, 2006
Will Delhi emulate Nehru again?
Will the present Government in Delhi follow the same ostrich policy as Nehru's and pretend that there is no problem between friends? Or will they have the courage to put all ticklish issues on the table during Hu Jintao's visit?

November 16, 2006
What Hu won't do in Delhi
It seems that the Chinese have decided to take a leaf out of American book to fashion their policy towards India. This involves engaging India economically while containing it militarily.

Afghanistan: Lessons India must learn
With several main players staying away, the aid conference on Afghanistan is turning out to be like Hamlet without the Prince of Denmark.

November 15, 2006
When is the N-deal a deal?
Don't relent and keep working it is only a bill so far, says Robinder Sachdev.

Making the nuke deal acceptable
The simplest way to address the criticism of the US-India nuclear deal would be to ask India to sign the Non-Proliferation Treaty under the same terms as Britain, China, France, Russia.

November 13, 2006
The India we cannot ignore
Problems of a proportion that India faces require nothing short of a revolution.

November 10, 2006
A laid-off child is a terrible mind to waste
The govt will have to go beyond free schools and provide poor families with cash compensation as long as they send their children to school.

November 09, 2006
What the US election results mean for India
'With the President himself rendered lame duck by the elections, it remains to be seen how the nuclear deal will fare in the session of the old Senate.'

November 06, 2006
Did the US bomb Pak madrassa?
Local villagers claim the attack was launched by US aircraft and report having seen a drone overflying the area the previous night. Helicopter gunships and other aircraft were also sighted in the region.

November 01, 2006
Why India must act in Lanka
The Rajiv Gandhi-Jayawardene accord was a masterpiece negotiated by two visionaries who not only staked their reputations but also their lives to usher peace in this turbulent region.

'I want to give everyone the same shot at the American Dream'
'People from across the country and all over the world for the past two hundred years have looked to our state as a shining example of what's best about America.'

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