All stories by Rashme Sehgal
'Xi will wait for the Modi government to make the reconciliation moves'Rediff.com20 Oct 2022
'Which will not happen.' 'Foreign Minister S Jaishankar has expressly refuted Beijing's statement that normalcy was returning to Sino-Indian relations.'
'Indian cities generate some of the most lethal forms of unsanitary living'Rediff.com17 Oct 2022
'Mumbai's corroding infrastructure, Delhi's pollution, Bangalore's rain water drainage, Kolkata's electricity -- these are all real and serious life threatening situations.'
'Murder cases are extremely time sensitive'Rediff.com10 Oct 2022
'The greater the delay, the more the likelihood of crucial evidence being destroyed.'
Will Iranian Women Bring Down The Ayatollahs?Rediff.com27 Sep 2022
Mahsa Amini's tragic custodial death in Tehran has triggered protests across Iran. Defiant, jean clad women minus their tunics and hijabs are marching in unison and shouting 'Down with the dictator' Women in Iran have been pushed to the wall and are no longer willing to abide by the restrictions placed on them, explains Rashme Sehgal.
Why Putin Is Threatening A Nuclear WarRediff.com24 Sep 2022
'When the war against Ukraine that Putin started is not going the way he was expecting it to and his military options are getting onerous, a bit of nuclear sabre rattling is what he hopes will turn things around for him and Russia.'
'Ukraine situation will very likely worsen'Rediff.com19 Sep 2022
'The Russian attack might be a wakeup call for Europe.'
'US policy is to divide and rule over Europe'Rediff.com19 Sep 2022
'The clean break between Russia and Europe that this foolish attack is creating may actually last long.' 'It will undermine Europe and benefit the US and China.'
'Vice Presidential Election Was Not Fair!'Rediff.com13 Sep 2022
'Parties which supported me were all threatened. This could hardly have been called a fair election.' 'This is Modi's India.'
'China Wants To keep India On The Hook'Rediff.com12 Sep 2022
'This was Indian land the PLA advanced on and occupied.' 'The Chinese then 'negotiated' a pullback of their troops a small distance on Indian territory even as Indian jawans draw back further into India from the forward position.' 'An apparently satisfied Indian government says this is a great move for peace! How great is that for China!'
'They are using a stick to beat the people of J&K'Rediff.com25 Aug 2022
'They forget that denial of basic rights has helped create a big political void which is adding to a deepening alienation.' 'This creates a fertile ground for extremist elements and targeted killings which we are witness to once again.'
'Putin will not use the N-bomb'Rediff.com18 Aug 2022
'If he were to drop even one nuclear weapon on Europe, it would start a nuclear war that would destroy everybody.'
'Terrorism in Kashmir will remain a chronic problem'Rediff.com17 Aug 2022
'There is a sustainable level of residual terrorism that will be difficult to handle as long as Pakistani support and safe havens are available.'
'Modi has done little to punish China'Rediff.com9 Aug 2022
'It is only when Beijing sees a country with an infirm political will such as India that it acts up as the PLA has done in eastern Ladakh.'
'We Expect The President To Act!'Rediff.com8 Aug 2022
'The government is doing away with crucial laws such as the Forest Conservation Act and the Environment Protection Act which had helped safeguard our forests.' 'The President has to show that she will stand in favour of tribal rights.'
'Peace has not been 'miraculously restored' in Kashmir'Rediff.com3 Aug 2022
'A threatened people should not be forcibly held in a place where their lives may be at risk.'
'Terrorism in J-K is an Islamist extremist venture'Rediff.com3 Aug 2022
'The expulsion of Kashmiri Pandits -- and all other non-Muslims -- is its clear objective.'
'PLA is into 'salami slicing' of Indian territory'Rediff.com13 Jul 2022
'This reluctance to respond forcefully to Chinese PLA provocations and outright aggression has as much to do with Prime Minister Modi personally, as with the institutional mindset of the MEA or even the Indian Army.' 'They are scarred by the 1962 War and are still cowed by China.'
'Uddhav did not think Shinde would backstab him'Rediff.com11 Jul 2022
'When Uddhav Thackeray went in for surgery, he had presumed that Eknath Shinde would have looked after the Shiv Sena for him during this period.' 'He did not imagine that Shinde would use this period to backstab him.'
Admiral Arun Prakash: 'Objectives of Agnipath are more political than military'Rediff.com7 Jul 2022
'It seems unlikely that a recruit will make a useful contribution as member of a combat unit.'
Was This The Right Time For Agnipath?Rediff.com7 Jul 2022
'Given the possibility that our unstable northern and western borders may become 'live' at short notice, any major systemic change which impacts combat effectiveness should be brought about in a cautious and progressive manner.'