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Roy-Bhushan duo: we no longer believe you

Arundhati Roy, Prashant Bhushan, Scroll, Indian Express, R. Venkatesham, Modi, Rafale, Demonetization, Gauri Lankesh, JNU, Elgar Parishad Rally, World Trade Centre, Osama bin Laden, Kashmiri Pundits, CPIL, Kashmir, Assamese, Loya, DY Chandrachud

Prashant Bhushan-Arundhati Roy: Credibility crisis

It is perfectly legitimate that Arundhati Roy-Prashant Bhushan may hold different opinion to mine.

Sidhu has done few dumber things in life

 Navjot SinghSidhu, Imran Khan, Narendra Modi, Nawaz Sharif, Bajwa, Atal Behari Vajpayee, Lahore, Kargil, Pathankot, Uri, Nagrota, Inter-Service Intelligence, ISI, Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, Tehreek-i-Labbaik, Brig Ijaz Shah, Hafeez Saeed, 26/11 Mumbai attack, Osama Bin Laden, Abbotabad, Daniel Pearl, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf, Pervez Musharraf, PoK, gurudwaras

Sidhu: plainly in bad company

Navjot Singh Sidhu has done few dumber things in his life than going to Pakistan in the swearing-in ceremony of his “friend” Imran Khan.

Congress and its’ Soz and Karra; and why India is worried

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Congress supremos with Karra (left) and Soz

Saifuddin Soz is no ordinary Congress leader.

US has lost Middle East war for good

Ruhollah Kohmeini, Jimmy Carter, Great Satan, Afghanistan, Saddam Hussein, Fulda Gap,  Navy’s Fifth Fleet in Bahrain, Osama bin Laden, Taliban, al-Qaeda, Chalmers Johnson, Gulf War, General David Petraeus, William Butler Yeats, Nouri al-Malika, AQI, Bashar al-Assad, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Hippocratic Oath, Einstein, ISIS. Raqqa, caliphate, Greater Middle East,

US Middle East policy a colossal failure

Nearly a century earlier, Britain had formed Iraq from three separate Ottoman imperial provinces -- Baghdad, Basra, and Mosul.  The 2003 invasion blew up that synthetic state, held together first by British overlords and then by Saddam’s brutal dictatorship

Chabahar is a real deal for India

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Modi, Rouhani and Ashraf Ghani shaking hands after Chabahar deal

For its commercial and political implications, the Chabahar Port deal with Iran marks the finest achievement yet of Narendra Modi’s global engagements.

Wonder why US doesn’t win any war

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Here’s my 21st century rule of thumb about this country: if you have to say it over and over, it probably ain’t so.

Best plan to finish off Islamic State

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IS is ready with its next generation

US air-strikes and drones kill only two bad guys per bombing. It’s time for a radical plan to eliminate Islamic State.