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  • Making JNU Inclusive of All Thoughts

    February 13, 2022 7:55 pm Published by

    As a JNUite, I am happy that a fellow JNUite, Prof Santishree Dhulipadi Pandit, has been appointed as VC of JNU (Jawaharlal Nehru University). That she is the first woman VC of the university is yet another reason to be... View Article

  • Why General Naravane is lucky

    January 31, 2022 5:56 pm Published by

    Indian Army Chief, General M.M. Naravane, is really a lucky General. He has a very lenient boss in Defence Minister Rajnath Singh. Not only is his present job secure, he, if speculations are something to go by, is going to... View Article

  • India Now Exports Arms

    January 16, 2022 1:59 pm Published by

    Though India is known to be one of the largest importers of arms in the world, enough attention has not be given to the fact that in recent years India has also become an exporter of arms. There are countries... View Article

  • Why not a retired four-star officer as India’s next CDS?

    January 3, 2022 11:16 am Published by

    If anything, the untimely and sudden demise of General Bipin Rawat, India’s first Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), has proved that the newly created office in December 2019 that he occupied is still in a stage of evolution. And that... View Article

  • Indian Navy’s Soft Power

    December 23, 2021 7:21 am Published by

    It does not need any elaboration that Sea-power has always influenced history. Empires have risen and fallen as they lost command of the seas, whether it was Persian or that of Napoleon or that of Great Britain. In fact,   India... View Article

  • Fit case for prolonging, not lifting, the suspension of the erring MPs

    December 8, 2021 12:00 pm Published by

    Indian political discourse is increasingly being marked by double standards. Take, for instance, the case of 12 Rajya Sabha members being suspended for this session by Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu. The opposition parties and their supporters have termed it as... View Article

  • Modi’s surrender bad omen for Indian democracy

    November 24, 2021 9:53 am Published by

    Let me point out at the outset that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has broken my heart. I have always admired his vision and determination. But the way he has declared the withdrawal of his own visionary farm laws will only... View Article


    November 1, 2021 2:48 pm Published by

    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has done well to highlight the importance of India’s maritime character and geostrategic locations, the two attributes that have played an important role in our growth as a nation and evolution as a civilization. Addressing the... View Article

  • Political Vultures and their Double Standards

    October 18, 2021 10:41 am Published by

    I have been provoked to write this piece after coming across a post on my Facebook wall by a friend. Her question is whether our political leaders treat all lives equally or they indulge in vulture-politics depending on the strategies... View Article

  • Reasserting India’s Buddhist Legacy

    September 28, 2021 6:57 pm Published by

    An editor of a prestigious journal invited me the other day to participate in a debate in his new virtual platform on “The Buddha, India, China and East Asia”. The idea was to discuss India’s success/failure in cultural diplomacy in... View Article