Big Picture

Our politicians are for polls, not people

Rahul Gandhi, Congress, BJP, K. Chandrashekhar Rao, Telengana Rashtra Samithi, K. Chadrababu Naidu, AIMIM,  Mayawati, Akhilesh Yadav, Shiv Sena, Mamata Banerjee, Congress, JD(S), PDP, Ram Janmabhoomi

KCR and his promise of "Federal Front"

We are all wary of politicians. Deep in our hearts we know they are populists. All they want is to win elections.

We can’t leave India to our politicians or professors

Navjot Singh Sidhu, Imran Khan, India, Pakistan, Kargil, Khalistan, Kashmir, Narendra Modi, Akhilesh Yadav, Mamata Banerjee, Mayawati, Left, Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Sabrimala, Kartarpur, Janau, Kabul, Shiv Sena, Uddhav Thackeray, Ayodhya, Arvind Kejriwal

India is stretching itself thin

The smugness on Navjot Singh Sidhu’s face as if Messiah of peace between India and Pakistan, as he made way for Kartarpur across Wagah border, really got my

Japan-India-China: An unlikely alliance emerges

Shinzo Abe, Xi Jinping, Narendra Modi, Trump, Beijing, East China Sea, Le Keqiang, Akihito, BRI, OBOR, Trans-Siberian Railway, Jilin, Vladivistock, Donghae, Sakaiminato, Uber Alles, Ben Hodges, USAREUR, Zbigniew Brzezinski, James Baker, Plaza Accord, THAAP missile, Sea of Japan

India-Japan-China: An unlikely alliance afoot

One of the more important consequences of the Trump Administration trade war against both China as well as Japan is the recent diplomatic and economi

Krishna’s aborted concert is no help to Modi or BJP

Carnatic music, TM Krishna, AAI, Modi, Midnight’s Children, Satanic Verses, Salman Rashdie, Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi Arabia, Sonal Mansingh, Islam, Christianity, Fatwa

Krishna's aborted concert hurt BJP

Carnatic vocalist Thodur Madabusi Krishna has been thrust into national consciousness because Airports Authority of India (AAI) has ducked its responsibility

Russia brings Taliban on table as India observes

Russia, Moscow Format, Afghanistan High Peace Council, Taliban, United States, Al Qaeda, 9/11, Kabul, NBC News, Gen. Austin Scott Miller, NATO, US, Islamic State, Central Asia

Taliban breakthrough in Moscow

Russia secured a huge diplomatic victory when it got Taliban to turn up at a meeting on Afghanistan, attended by no less than a dozen countries, in Moscow la

Deepawali defiance has a grave message

Supreme Court, Deepawali, Indian Express, Times of India, The Hindu, Hindustan Times, firecrackers, Shekhar Gupta, Sabrimala, Constitution, CBI, FBI, Interpol, Lutyens’ Media, Ram

Faithfuls defy SC ban on firecrackers

We all know Supreme Court was mocked disdainfully by the citizens on Deepawali as firecrackers dinned in our ears till wee hours next day.

India, Iran, Russia look for new trade corridor

India, Russia, Iran, Suez Canal, North South Transport Corridor, Press TV, Mumbai, Moscow, China, Europe, Central Asia, Afghanistan, Persian Gulf, Pakistan, Chabahar, One Belt One Road, Suresh Prabhu, Yuan, Ruble, Treasury Department, US

India, Russia and Iran explore new route

India, Russia and Iran are meeting next month to work out the details of a massive project to open a new sea-land transport corridor that would be a cheaper

Swami Sanand’s death would sit heavy on Modi’s conscience

Swami Sanand, PM Narendra Modi, Aviral Ganga, Sadhus, Sanyasi, Shankracharya, Congress, Namami Gange, Nirvana, Kumbh Mela, Bhagwad Gita, Puranas, Vedas, Krishna, Uttarkhand, Haridwar, Rishikesh, kanwarias, barsati naaluhs, GD Agarwal, Berkley, Central Pollution Control Board, Madhu Purnima Kishwar, Nitin Gadkari, Jairam Ramesh, AIIMS, Sunita Narain, Gangotri, Bangladesh, Brahmaputra, DS Bhargava, Malaria Research Center, Ernest Hanbury Hankin, Vibrio Cholerae, Swami Nigmananda

Swami Sanand - a life-long struggle for Ganges

We all need to go beyond the death of fasting Swami Sanand (October 11, 2018) and the disappointment he carried to his pyre at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s

Farming now a “civilizational crisis” in India

People’s Archive of Rural India, P. Sainath, Centre for Media Studies, Monsanato, Btcotton seeds, Devinder Sharma, International Monetary Fund, World Bank, Cargill, Walmart, Mandasur, Nation for Farmers, AIKSCC, Kisan Mukti March

Rural India in deep distress

With over 800 million people, rural India is arguably the most interesting and complex place on the planet.

Rahul Gandhi now leaves Indian Muslims in lurch

Muslims, skull cap, Iftar Party, Ramadan, Hinduism, Indore, Dalits, Shah Bano, Jammu and Kashmir, Rohingya, Triple Talaq, Kathua, lynchings, Indian Express, Sharia, Dadri, Pehlu, Junaid, Una, Bhima-Koregaon, Kabristan-Shamsaan, Narendra Modi, Kancha Ilaiah, Apporvanand, Kapil Sibal, Shashi Tharoor, Fali S. Nariman, Chelameswar, Julio Ribeiro, S.Y. Quraishi, JNU, Ashoka University

Would real Rahul Gandhi please stand up?

If I was an Indian Muslim, I would have a whole lot of questions today and certainly no answers.