Articles and Commentaries

India at 68: Beginning of a New Dawn

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s path breaking speech from the ramparts of the Red Fort on the 68th Independence Day, aims to take India to a new strata. After a long time, common man was allowed to attend the function and the Prime Minister breaking from the norms established by his predecessors spoke extempore and without…
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The Tyranny of Hyphens

The debate on these pages on February 13 was, as I see it, a good attempt to widen an ongoing online debate. The issues raised by Harsh Gupta and Rajeev Mantri ('One versus group', IE) are critical for two reasons. Through 65 years of our independence, we saw citizenship rights being increasingly coloured and muddled…
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Chinese Aggression – India’s Response

The Chinese had come in, pitched their tents for almost three weeks well inside the Indian territory - initially it was said that they had come in some 10 KMs inside and later announced that it was 19 KMs - and after three futile flag meetings they themselves have withdrawn, as per the latest media…
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Hyderabad, Not At Ease

The city of pearls, of palaces, the fort city that was once home to the world famous Koh-i-Noor and nearly two hundred lakes, is still called Hyderabad Deccan by the Indian Railways. This is to distinguish our Hyderabad from another Hyderabad on the planet, Hyderabad Sind. Remembering that Hyderabad sits on the harsh Deccan plateau…
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