|June 18, 2007|
Mute spectators or change activists? Who are you?|
'We should not allow our nation to become a banana republic where terrorists roam free with Z-level official security while Kashmiri Hindus, who believe in India , live like refugees.'
|June 13, 2007|
Why Guruvayur is different|
'There seems to be a general ignorance of the laws among the lawmakers, Hindu and non-Hindu devotees.'
|June 12, 2007|
Saharashri-Amitabh: Friends in need|
Politicians associated with Amitabh Bachchan have invariably nursed grand illusions. And suffered.
What a visit to Pakistan revealed
'The overall situation is unstable and any trigger like the capture/killing of Osama bin Laden or Musharraf extending his presidency could trigger events which could threaten the military's rule.'
|May 26, 2007|
Wanted in Cong: Natural leaders|
Why would one join the Congress party, and have a zero per cent chance of ever being the leader, versus having a 0.1 per cent chance somewhere else?
|May 25, 2007|
Musharraf battles the odds|
Musharraf's problems keep multiplying, and as elections approach, he finds himself fighting for his political survival. But generals do not let go of power easily. Their instinct is to cling on at all costs.
Hyderabad blasts: The ISI hand
The ISI's new terror matrix comprises three major terrorist groups, at least half-a-dozen big and small front organisations with extremist ideology, spanning three countries.
|May 24, 2007|
Saharashri vs Mayawati. The war is on!|
The battle-lines are drawn. Both titans are flexing their muscles.
Are Pakistan's bombs safe?
'While most alarmist predictions about the security of Pakistan's nuclear weapons are unlikely to materialise, instability is likely to increase unless Musharraf redirects the Pakistani ship of state.'
|May 17, 2007|
Why should India test now?|
Deterrence, like beauty, lies in the eye of the beholder. And if the beholder cannot see a well-tested 100 KT warhead, he is unlikely to be deterred for long.
It's the NPT, not Iran
Iran is a large country with great civilization and culture behind it and it would be foolhardy to try pushing it around as a non-entity.
|May 15, 2007|
The case for nuclear testing|
We have only thought of acquiring a nuclear deterrence capability, but we have deluded ourselves into believing that we have already accomplished it.
|May 10, 2007|
Who killed India’s 1857 legacy?|
'The India that 1857 represents is not the India where a Hindu police officer from Gujarat kills a Muslim in a fake, fascist, communal encounter.’
|May 09, 2007|
The glorious example of 1857|
'The movement of 1857 was in expanse and significance greater than just a mutiny in the army. Its most significant characteristic was the unity of the Hindus and Muslims in the struggle against foreign rule.'
Can the US escape from Empire?
'America's latest post-Cold War tryst with neo-con global political evangelism in Iraq is nearing the end of the trail.'
|April 25, 2007|
Why the Ram Setu must not be destroyed|
Nobody is opposing the Sethu Samudram Project, only a realignment of the route is being asked, as the present one destroys the Ram Setu.
|April 23, 2007|
Forever separate and unequal|
'Quotas based on caste- and creed-neutral standards that exclude the 'creamy layer' may be the only way to get out of Arjun Singh's casteist chakravyuha.
|April 18, 2007|
Battleground UP: a verdict that will shock|
Imagine a Dalit naari single-handedly fighting Moolahyumm Singh, the BJP star brigade and the Congress party! Today, Mayawati is the darling behenji of the masses.
|April 17, 2007|
SEZs could create a water crisis|
The trouble is, in backward areas where infrastructure is weak, the impact of SEZ on access to water would be even more serious.
|April 16, 2007|
Misconceptions about India, Pak abound|
Excerpts from India's Foreign Secretary Shiv Shankar Menon's speech on 'India-Pakistan: Understanding the Conflict Dynamics' at Jamia Millia Islamia on April 11.
The unnamed enemy of Pakistan
Pakistan Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry is fighting for the supremacy of law, and that is why a judge has become a hero of the masses for the first time
|April 12, 2007|
Pakistan's lies, exposed again|
'Zahid Hussain lays out, in considerable detail, the extent of Pakistan's involvement and active support for terrorism.'
|March 29, 2007|
The transformation of SAARC|
In reality SAARC is largely a name board with annual rituals, not always regularly observed.
|March 28, 2007|
Why Mayawati is wooing the Brahmins|
Dalits are seeking a new social contract -- this time at the initiative of the Dalits themselves, and on their own terms and conditions.
Moolahyumm, Congress battle for 3rd place in UP
All the crores coming out of the coffers of Moolahyumm, Subroto Roy, Anil Ambani, Amar Singh, Shivpal Singh, Adi Godrej and others cannot influence the disgusted electorate of UP.
|March 26, 2007|
'I believe in freedom'|
President Pervez Musharraf says Pakistan is progressing and no one can stop that progress.
|February 23, 2007|
Why Pak needs to keep the peace process going|
In 2007, Musharraf faces a situation more critical than the one he faced after the 2002 confrontation with India. At that time the US Administration was not as unfriendly to him as it is today. The jihadis were not as defiant as they are today.
|February 15, 2007|
India surveys the energy war|
India disregards Washington's propaganda that Iran is a terrorist state that is threatening regimes in neighbouring countries.
|February 06, 2007|
Why the Cauvery award is flawed|
The award fails on some crucial tests of equity, efficiency, technology and science, says water expert Himanshu Thakkar.
|January 25, 2007|
Putin comes to India riding on Russia's resurgence|
Seldom in modern history has a leader achieved such remarkable success against such seemingly hopeless odds, as Russian President Vladimir Putin has in marshalling the native genius of his people.
Send your child to the Republic Day parade
To honour the Republic with a hope for better things to come for all, remember the founders long gone and think of those who serve in the nation's armed forces.
|January 22, 2007|
I want India to have a heart|
'I don't want India to be a superpower that is just made up of brain and brawn. I want India to have a heart. The heart of a superpower, a civilised country.'
|January 19, 2007|
Assam: The Bangla hand|
The ISI alone has not adopted the ULFA. The collateral adopter is the Directorate General of Forces Intelligence of Bangladesh.