All stories by Rashme Sehgal
'This may indeed be India's moment'Rediff.com20 May 2022
'For the first time, all major countries are discovering India's indispensability to their own foreign policy interests.'
'Don't Expect US Help In A War With China'Rediff.com20 May 2022
'The US will not want to tangle with China landwards.' 'Nor will the US confront the Chinese navy seawards on India's account.'
'Putin's nuclear threats are attempts to bully the world'Rediff.com2 May 2022
'Putin is in danger of losing face in his Ukrainian adventure. His bluster is a response to this.'
COVID Deaths: Why India, WHO Are At LoggerheadsRediff.com26 Apr 2022
'If deaths had been properly reported, it would have helped contain the pandemic.'
'We are becoming a macro image of Pakistan'Rediff.com22 Apr 2022
'If we go in the same direction as them, we cannot expect a different result from them.' 'Our fall is going to be very swift.' 'Within a decade, we can expect the situation to change for the worse.'
'The RSS is no longer in charge'Rediff.com22 Apr 2022
'The RSS ideology has been borrowed from fascism and is not borne out of Hinduism.' 'They want India to have one historical identity whereas India is a land full of divergence which goes in every direction.'
'I don't think Putin is planning nuclear war'Rediff.com5 Apr 2022
'When human beings develop these dangerous toys and leave their control in the hands of aggressive megalomaniac politicians, the threat of a nuclear holocaust is always lurking on the horizon.'
'Modi can't be seen in Xi's company'Rediff.com1 Apr 2022
'The MEA, hopefully, made it clear that the Indian PM can't be seen in Xi Jinping's company when China has, for all intents and purposes, annexed over 1,000 sq kms of Indian territory in eastern Ladakh, and essentially that the Wuhan spirit and the Mamallapuram spirit have turned into vinegar.'
'ISI has planned it from the start'Rediff.com31 Mar 2022
'The ISI wanted to create internal disruption in the Valley by the killing of the security forces.'
Why Russia Captured Ukraine's Nuclear ReactorsRediff.com17 Mar 2022
'By taking over these reactors, it will ensure Ukraine's supply of electricity is cut off.'
How UP Women Powered BJP VictoryRediff.com16 Mar 2022
'Economic issues do not matter during elections; it is the emotional connect that helps swing votes.'
'Even if authorised, missile firing makes no sense'Rediff.com13 Mar 2022
'This cannot be credibly explained away by referring to a "technical glitch".'
Why US, Russia Want India On Its SideRediff.com7 Mar 2022
'India enjoys the maneuverability of a coming big power.' 'It is this possibility that has persuaded Moscow to humour India and stayed Washington from getting punitive about India's neutrality on the Ukraine issue.'
'Putin's Military Won't Allow Nuclear War'Rediff.com4 Mar 2022
'Putin is just flexing his muscles. He is not going to do anything. He is not that crazy.'
'Putin will not press the nuclear button'Rediff.com4 Mar 2022
'He is not that crazy.' 'He is driven by a deep sense of Russian power have been diminished.'
Is the Govt worried about the Himalayas?Rediff.com24 Feb 2022
'My belief that I could protect the Himalayas was shattered.'
Why Do Bridges Collapse In Uttarakhand?Rediff.com14 Jan 2022
In the last five years, 37 bridges have collapsed in Uttarakhand. Another 27 bridges are on the brink of collapse. 'Our politicians don't view these bridge collapses as a setback.' 'Rather they see them as an opportunity to make more money.'
'99% of the Hindutva brigade are opportunists'Rediff.com3 Jan 2022
'The day the power shifts, they will run across to the other side.'
'We are being weakened and this is advantageous to our enemies'Rediff.com29 Dec 2021
'Instead of developing the capacity, capability and strength to fight our external enemies, we are turning our own people against each other.'
Char Dham Highway: 'Damage will be irreversible'Rediff.com28 Dec 2021
'From environmental impact assessment to forest clearances, this has turned out to be an unscientific road-widening project with catastrophic consequences.'