March 30, 2010The one thing Chidambaram is terrified of
He's looked after commerce, finance, home ... and holds forth on his predecessors, their bosses, his bosses, and more.
March 23, 2010Why Hyderabad is a breeding ground for terrorists
Hyderabad has surpassed Azamgarh in Uttar Pradesh and Kerala as a breeding ground for Indian terrorists.
March 19, 2010Headley's guilty plea: 'Good deal'
Law enforcement sources rubbished allegations that Headley was a double agent for US intelligence and that this was why he was not being made available for interrogation by Indian intelligence.
March 08, 2010Now we will see the power of women in Parliament
One woman president or one woman chief minister does not make or prove the point that women are treated equally, but 33 per cent women in elected bodies do constitute a critical mass to make a difference, writes Additional Solicitor General of India Indira Jaising
What's the Women's Reservation Bill all about?
A rediff.com ready reckoner on the controversial Bill
February 25, 2010Pakistan grandstanding spells diplomatic disaster
Now, it is quite clear that the real 'talk' that Pakistan wanted to do with India was done by Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir in his press conference at the Pakistan Embassy.
February 23, 2010'We need to avert terror attacks and buy time'
A senior officer in the Prime Minister's Office said, "It's high time we change the grammar of politics within India and with our neighbour. We should ignore the noise factories of experts and retired officials that go into overdrive as and when India proposes dialogue with Pakistan."
February 22, 2010Haqqani network: Chasing the shadows
The Haqqani Network -- the 'good Taliban' for Pakistan and the 'bad Taliban' for the Americans and its allies -- is considered to be one of the most dangerous terror origination of world. Tahir Ali
gives an insight:
February 15, 2010India's defence diplomacy: Many forces at work
Six companies from five countries are competing to sell India military hardware, and the winners will indicate the directions of India's strategic vision.
February 03, 2010Bin Laden's daughter created Saudi-Iran rift
The war of words began after Osama bin Laden's 18-year-old daughter Eman recently sought refuge in the Saudi embassy in Teheran.
February 01, 2010How Hakimullah Mehsud became a dreaded jihadi
Hakimullah Mehsud, the feared head of the Tehrik-e-Taliban, has written a short autobiography that highlights his transformation from a student to a fierce jihadi.