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Archana Masih

Archana Masih frequently contributes military features to Rediff.com. You can read some of her features in the related links alongside. You can e-mail the author at archana_masih@rediffmail.com

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'Virus separating father from son; mother from daughter'

'Virus separating father from son; mother from daughter'

Rediff.com2 days ago

'It is a terrible time, but yet there are enough examples of the goodness of people.'

'Centre's COVID misgovernance is a political liability'

'Centre's COVID misgovernance is a political liability'

Rediff.com7 days ago

'Modi is still immensely popular and, therefore, he can sustain any number of policy failures.' 'Modi himself has worn multiple faces so it would be naive to think that the Modi of 2021 will be the same Modi that will be campaigning for re-election in 2024.'

'Vaccinate, Vaccinate, Vaccinate!'

'Vaccinate, Vaccinate, Vaccinate!'

Rediff.com4 May 2021

'One thing we have learnt is that a pandemic can be arrested at any stage.' 'Not suddenly, of course, but slowly with steady unwavering focus.'

'More than poll, Covid crisis is biggest worry for BJP'

'More than poll, Covid crisis is biggest worry for BJP'

Rediff.com3 May 2021

'More than losing Bengal, the worry for their national leadership is the current crisis.' 'If people perceive that the government does not do enough, then there's trouble.'

'25 doctors have died in 16-17 days'

'25 doctors have died in 16-17 days'

Rediff.com30 Apr 2021

'The available workforce is getting depleted.' 'We need to appoint doctors and frontline health workers immediately.'

'Yes, we have to prepare for war'

'Yes, we have to prepare for war'

Rediff.com27 Apr 2021

'When the adversary has tasted what you can do, he is going to be more experienced in countering how the Indians think.' 'He will go back, rework and come back.'

'Pakistan realises it is no longer business as usual'

'Pakistan realises it is no longer business as usual'

Rediff.com22 Apr 2021

'Their deteriorating economic and international situation is also responsible for being more reasonable.'

'Disengagement has not resulted in de-escalation'

'Disengagement has not resulted in de-escalation'

Rediff.com20 Apr 2021

'The Chinese are only about 160-170 km behind.' 'It will not take much time for them to bring their troops back, considering that they have better infrastructure -- and the weather is now favourable.' 'They can move in much faster as the terrain favours them.'

How to DEFEAT the Naxals!

How to DEFEAT the Naxals!

Rediff.com15 Apr 2021

'Defence, development and democracy is the formula to defeat Naxalism.'

'Naxals see how valuable the hostage is'

'Naxals see how valuable the hostage is'

Rediff.com7 Apr 2021

'They try and extend the hostage situation as long as they can to remain in the national headlines.'

'It will be a hung assembly in Kerala'

'It will be a hung assembly in Kerala'

Rediff.com1 Apr 2021

'Kerala voters vote from their mind rather than their heart.'

The doc who returned from US to fight his first election

The doc who returned from US to fight his first election

Rediff.com30 Mar 2021

'It is sad that Kerala had so many Covid patients which is primarily due to the mismanagement of the Left government.' 'The technical committee was full of CPI-M leaders who happen to have medical degrees with no experience in public health.' 'They were advising the CM and we are paying for those mistakes.'

'Kamal Hassan is for real!'

'Kamal Hassan is for real!'

Rediff.com26 Mar 2021

'As an actor he was surrounded in stardom, but as a politician he is humble'

'People of Kerala can't be HOODWINKED'

'People of Kerala can't be HOODWINKED'

Rediff.com25 Mar 2021

'Whatever the BJP tries to do, they will not be able to make a big mark in Kerala.'

'His eyes reach every person in the state'

'His eyes reach every person in the state'

Rediff.com25 Mar 2021

'If Pinarayi Vijayan gets another term, Kerala will be a state where everybody has a house.'

The General marching into Battleground Bengal

The General marching into Battleground Bengal

Rediff.com24 Mar 2021

After spending 40 years in the Indian Army, Lieutenant General Subrata Saha marches into the electoral battlefield as the BJP candidate from Rashbehari.

'LoC has taken a toll on the Pakistan army'

'LoC has taken a toll on the Pakistan army'

Rediff.com24 Mar 2021

'They are aware that they have been unable to bring about any change in the security situation in Kashmir and have failed to internationalise the Kashmir issue.'

'Pakistan was happy to let China do the heavy lifting'

'Pakistan was happy to let China do the heavy lifting'

Rediff.com24 Mar 2021

'There is a sense of realism in the Pakistan army that if they needled India during the Ladakh standoff, they would have seen a strong retaliation.' 'Pakistan was hoping that India would come out looking weaker in the region and get embarrassed, but that obviously has not happened.'

'Pakistan was happy to let China do the heavy lifting'

'Pakistan was happy to let China do the heavy lifting'

Rediff.com24 Mar 2021

'There is a sense of realism in the Pakistan army that if they needled India during the Ladakh standoff, they would have seen a strong retaliation.' 'Pakistan was hoping that India would come out looking weaker in the region and get embarrassed, but that obviously has not happened.'

'I missed the sound of the school bell'

'I missed the sound of the school bell'

Rediff.com15 Mar 2021

Shut for nearly a year due to the pandemic, schools reopened in Bihar on March 1. Rediff.com's Archana Masih spoke to 10-11 year olds about their year away from school and what it feels like to be back.

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