Kanchan Gupta till recently was an officer on special duty to Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
Musharraf went for broke, and lost in Agra
'His insistence on painting in black and white the complex problems plaguing India-Pakistan relations may have endeared him to hardliners in Pakistan, but has left practitioners of diplomacy aghast.'
Egg on their faces
'The fact of the matter is that the Congress president and her colleagues are a frustrated lot today -- each attempt of theirs to embarrass the Vajpayee government ever since the Kargil conflict erupted has failed.'
Thank you, but I would rather hate the Pakis than forgive them their crime
'To suggest restraint in the face of such gross provocation and bestiality, not to mention treachery, all cloaked in the garb of Islamic jihad, in my book, is nothing short of sleeping with the enemy.'
The Paki intruders were promised houris; they got death instead
'In the absence of other alternatives, Mian Nawaz Sharief is the best bet to keep the
mad men of Pakistan in check.'
Must Sonia revive memories of '62 when we are winning in '99?
'It is demoralising for our jawans and demeaning for a nation that has left the shameful memory of that defeat behind and emerged as a powerful world player.'
India gains in stature, Pakistan sinks in the mire
'The Vajpayee government has demonstrated that it is resolute in both peace and war, that it can exercise extreme restraint in the face of extreme provocation'
Will the green of Bangla turn the green of Islam?
'There is latent anti-Indianism in Bangladesh, spawned and fuelled by the Jamaat, and no government in Dhaka can afford to trifle with Islamist sentiments.'
Rooting for the sub-continent
Yeh Sonia Mangey More!
Church gets Rs 126.7 million between January and March 1999
Satyajit Ray, Marxism and my other self
The People's Backlash
Where was Sonia when India was at war? And after Mrs Gandhi lost in 1977?
The President can halt the politics of cynicism
Muslims can change the destiny of governments, so can the President
The Flip-Flop Commissar
Wake Up And Smell The Coffee
How to hate Hindus and incite Muslims: A Primer by Prof Tahir Mahmood
Like Banquo's ghost, Bihar's dead will come to haunt our secular politicians
Recall the Goa Inquisition to stop the Church from crying foul
The Stench of Death
The Indian voter will choose Ram Rajya over Rome Rajya
The death of the Congress is imminent
Yes, There Are Victors In This Battle For Uttar Pradesh
The Old Man In A Hurry!
Did Mother Teresa deserve a State funeral?
'Why just Jallianwala, if the queen apologises it should be for all crimes perpetrated under the Union Jack'