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dot Seaming peace on border
February, 2017
dot Racial discrimination returns to UK
February, 2017
dot Politics no different in south
February, 2017
dot Contours of economy?
February, 2017
dot Unimportance of awards
February, 2017
dot Ridiculing the Mahatama
January, 2017
dot Centre-State relations going sour
January, 2017
dot It’s Kashmir again
September, 2016
dot Kashmir first, Pakistan later
September, 2016
dot Congress must set its house in order
August, 2016
dot It is a real shame
August, 2016
dot The Partition
August, 2016
dot Segregation in democracy
August, 2016
dot A page from quit India movement
August, 2016
dot Let’s await court’s ruling
July, 2016
dot Death Be Not Proud
July, 2016
dot Bloodbath at Dhaka
July, 2016
dot Quality of journalism
June, 2016
dot Travesty of justice
June, 2016
dot Receding shadow of emerge...
June, 2016
dot Two years of Modi government
May, 2016
dot Idea of India at peril
May, 2016
dot Receding of Congress tide
May, 2016
dot A visit to Srinagar
May, 2016
dot Acts of commission and omission
May, 2016
dot Dubious chopper deal
April, 2016
dot The Kohinoor story
April, 2016
dot Water, water everywhere,...
April, 2016
dot Money makes the mare go
April, 2016
dot Claims over Kohinoor
November, 2015
dot Has Modi’s magic waned?
November, 2015
dot Massacre at Delhi
November, 2015
dot Tethered to old positions
October, 2015
dot Rising intolerance
October, 2015
dot Debate on beef
October, 2015
dot Bose unnecessarily maligned
October, 2015
dot Forgotten heroes
September, 2015
dot Reservations, sans development
September, 2015
dot RSS-BJP kinship
September, 2015
dot Saffornising the institutions
September, 2015
dot Shadow of 1965 war
September, 2015
dot No prospect of normalcy
August, 2015
dot No prospect of normalcy
August, 2015
dot Reluctance to shame British August, 2015
dot A true story from partition days
August, 2015
dot No work, no pay
August, 2015
dot Resentful Kashmiris
July, 2015
dot Story of two travel documents
July, 2015
dot Making the right moves
July, 2015
dot Are MPs trustees of people?
July, 2015
dot Dynasty needs to explain
June, 2015
dot Mrs Gandhi’s misrule
June, 2015
dot Was Modi’s visit productive?
June, 2015
dot Indiscreet President
June, 2015
dot Modi’s non-rule
May, 2015
dot Gen Musharaff’s outbursts
May, 2015
dot Courts tilt towards rich
May, 2015
dot Disturbing trend at AMU
May, 2015
dot NGOs and agrarian crises
April, 2015
dot Importance of being Rahul Gandhi
April, 2015
dot Encounter or sheer murder
April, 2015
dot Children of democracy
April, 2015
dot Improving police command
April, 2015
dot Improving police command
April, 2015
dot Saffronisation of secularism
March, 2015
dot Tedious Neighbours
March, 2015
dot Should PM visit China?
February, 2015
dot After all it’s a game
February, 2015
dot Rebirth of Aam Aadmi
February, 2015
dot Tilt towards America
January, 2015
dot The idea of India
January, 2015
dot Arming to disturb federalism
December, 2014
dot Aftermath of Kashmir polls
December, 2014
dot Tragedy and conciliation
December, 2014
dot A force like INA needed
December, 2014
dot A straw in the wind
September 23, 2014
dot Politics of Kashmir
September 2 , 2014
dot Old habits die hard
August 26, 2014
dot The idea of partition recedes in shadowst
August 19, 2014
dot Importance of being an extremist
August 1 3 , 2014
dot Relics of the past
July 23 , 2014
dot Modi’s 50 days in office
July 09 , 2014
dot India too passive on Iraq
July 02 , 2014
dot Switching over to Hindi?
June 25 , 2014
dot Umbrage against activists
June 18 , 2014
dot Corporatization of media
May 28 , 2014
dot Importance of being Nawaz Sharif
May 28 , 2014
dot Future of Congress
May 21 , 2014
dot The idea of India
May 14 , 2014
dot Modi lacks knowledge of Kashmir
April 30, 2014
dot Test of democratic values
April 23, 2014
dot A voter at sea
March 26, 2014
dot Hide and seek over Brooks’ report
March 19, 2014
dot Pot calling kettle black
March 06, 2014
dot Bus they missed
February 12, 2014
dot Communalism will be poll plank
February 07, 2014
dot Blue Star’s unknown facts
January 22, 2014
dot Indian political scene
January 15, 2014
dot Uncertain neighbourhood
January 08, 2014
dot Who is more to blame?
December 31, 2013
dot Unimportance of parliament
December 10, 2013
dot light of election results
December 10, 2013
dot High fives to electorates
December 04, 2013
dot Relief after Kayani’s retirement
November 20, 2013
dot Nehru Vs Patel
November 13, 2013
dot Signs of fundamentalism
November 6, 2013
dot It’s Kashmir again
October 30, 2013
dot Prospects of next polls
October 23, 2013
dot Was a new state justified?
October 16, 2013
dot The problem of Kashmir
September 11, 2013
dot Is India’s story over?
September 06, 2013
dot Dalits still there where they were
August 28, 2013
dot IAS must assert itself
August 21, 2013
dot Convicted MPs should quit
August 14, 2013
dot The partition story
August 7, 2013
dot Let’s go back to people
July 31, 2013
dot The blurred lines
July 25, 2013
dot Army still dominates Pakistan
July 17, 2013
dot Mistrust is thy name politics
July 10, 2013
dot Manmade disaster plays havoc
June 26, 2013
dot Lest you forget emergency
June 20, 2013
dot New push to Hindutava
June 19, 2013
dot Bangladesh has lost its way
June 12, 2013
dot Nawaz Sharif on trial
May 15, 2013
dot An opportunity lost
May 08, 2013
dot Quiet changeover
May 01, 2013
dot Optimism is glue to third front
April 20, 2013
dot Thatcher feared Islam
April 10, 2013
dot Travails of Pakistan
April 03, 2013
dot Government on brink
March 27, 2013
dot Forgotten Bhagat Singh
March 21, 2013
dot Bangladesh means business
March 14, 2013
dot Who do I vote for: Modi or Rahul?
March 06, 2013
dot Fresh polls only answer
Feb 20, 2013
dot Revival of two-nation theory?
Jan 31, 2013
dot Shinde spoils Rahul’s launch
Jan 23, 2013
dot Blood at the border
Jan 16, 2013
dot Communalism legitimized
Jan 09, 2013
dot No compromise on injustice
Dec 05, 2012
dot Sooner the polls, the better it is
Nov 07, 2012
dot Beyond the pain
Nov 07, 2012
dot Too much power at Centre
Oct 31, 2012
dot The unimportance of Modi
Oct 24, 2012
dot Clean JP versus corrupt dynasty
Oct 16, 2012
dot The jingle of coins
Oct 10, 2012
dot We could have gone farther
Sep 12, 2012
dot A verdict in Gujarat, silence over Delhi
Sep 05, 2012
dot A torn democratic fabric
Aug 29, 2012
dot A flicker of hope, at last
Aug 22, 2012
dot The battle has just begun
Aug 15, 2012
dot Party rises from ashes of movement
Aug 08, 2012
dot Combustible northeast of India Aug 01, 2012
dot Regional leaders in demand
July 27, 2012
dot A dead civil society
July 18, 2012
dot Who sheds tears for Tibet ?
July 10, 2012
dot Hindutava versus regionalism
July 03, 2012
dot Gillani: Sati or suicide
June 28, 2012
dot Endangering peace in Punjab
June 10, 2012
dot Where is the vision ?
June 03, 2012
dot Is India’s story over ?
May 27, 2012
dot Murder at parliament
May 21, 2012
dot Presidential form of government
May 15, 2012
dot Babri masjid in the fore
May 09, 2012
dot Kettle calling the pot black
May 02, 2012
dot A window for peace
April 26, 2012
dot Distancing from Congress and BJP
April 11, 2012
dot A Partisan Government
April 04, 2012
dot Inside Pakistan
March 28, 2012
dot Time for Kashmir solution
March 21, 2012
dot Is Congress BJP’s carbon copy?
March 14, 2012
dot Power rests with states
March 07, 2012
dot Are our elections free and fair?
Feb 29, 2012
dot A historic bus journey
Feb 22, 2012
dot Two PMs in the dock
Feb 16, 2012
dot Not through Haste
Jan 06, 2012
dot Alternative only option
Jan 04, 2012
dot What holds for India?
Dec 30, 2011
dot A Fresh Poll Needed
Dec 22, 2011
dot Is army in Pakistan a solution?
Dec 13, 2011
dot A long-awaited breakthrough
Nov 15, 2011
dot Secular India faltering
Nov 9, 2011
dot After Manmohan Singh who?
November 2, 2011
dot At the end of tether
Oct 26, 2011
dot Movement going astray
Oct 19, 2011
dot India’s jagged politics
Oct 12, 2011
dot When do Americans quit?
Oct 5, 2011
dot Cracks appear in government Sept 27, 2011
dot Confusing the issue
Sept 21 , 2011
dot Even terrorism doesn’t unite
September 14 , 2011
dot Government at its old games
September 07 , 2011
dot India remains a soft state
August 31, 2011
dot Another people’s movement
August 17, 2011
dot Who is celebrating?
August 10, 2011
dot Kashmir awaits discussion
August 03 , 2011
dot Corruption still haunts India
July 27 , 2011
dot Mumbai is yesterday
July 20 , 2011
dot Back to the people
July 13 , 2011
dot Mere storm in a tea cup
July 06 , 2011
dot India and the ISI
June
15 , 2011
dot Prime Minister is fed up
June 08 , 2011
dot Alarm bells in Pakistan
May 25 , 2011
dot Major parties lose ground
May 1
8 , 2011
dot Green farms or killing fields?
May 11 , 2011
dot Few options before Pakistan
dot Pak, Bangla still stand apart
dot Cash in on this opportunity
dot A visit to Pakistan
dot Manmohan versus Sonia
dot Identities don’t transcend unity
dot How to remove mistrust?
dot Crisis of confidence
dot Need for further probe
dot Nation lacks direction
dot Commitment to normalization
dot Laundering black money
dot Confession of a terrorist
dot Uneven progress of India
dot A state can’t supplant nation
dot Time to span distance
dot Stormy New Year beckons
dot China’s different strokes
dot PM bats on sticky wicket
dot The king is naked
dot Bihar shows the way
dot India rocked by scams
dot Can Obama break the status quo?
dot Nuclear clock and dagger
dot Solution to Babri masjid dispute
dot Judiciary on trial
dot Storm in a teacup
dot Future hangs in balance
dot Sense should prevail
dot Elusive pluralism in India
dot Kashmir not for keeps
dot China asserts in neighbourhood
dot Waiting for Rahul Gandhi?
dot Lengthening shadows in West
dot Angry radical youth
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Hiding shame of Emergency

dot No ideal solution on Kashmir
dot Left looks jaded
dot The angry people
dot Do ministers’ visits help?
dot US exit means Taliban’s entry
dot Kashmir clouds India-Pak talks
dot A yesterday party
dot Death of polity
dot From pillar to post
dot Israel has challenged world
dot Can’t afford to fail again
dot What’s wrong with Delhi?
Democracy means casteless society
Let’s begin again
Land locked in zones
A half measure
Enough is enough
BJP seduces the Left
Politics of terrorism
Spirit of accommodation required
Tough on peace lobby
Not courting information
In search of peace
A doomed region
Not through force
Kashmir without soul
No go from regional solution
China must not prevail again
An aimless fight
Problems galore in Bangladesh
Optimism is a moral duty
Matter of credibility
It’s official: RSS is the boss
Distortion of history
Can drought bring us closer?
A man on mission
The crisis of values
An opportunity at last
Unequal positions
Damage can still be undone
Army is the key
India’s Tiananmen Square
India’s Tiananmen square
Less murky than before
Perception or pressure
Out of touch with realities
India has its task cut out
After the elections
Fidelity thy name is Congress
Nemesis catches up with Modi
The struggle within
Indian voter’s predicament
The right to live
Appeal to theocracy

No vacancy above

Deepening democracy

Protest, not rebellion

Troubled Pakistan seeks a way out

Youth wants place under the sun

Police obey political masters, not law

Ignoring a point of view
Yes, together we can
Tension less, alienation more
The weave of India
A bit more patience
Grievance or aspiration
Not his own master
At least war is out of way
Vote for progress
Road that leads nowhere
Zardari gives India an opening
Playing with fire
Obama factor in South Asia
One day after

Common mechanism for South Asia

Distressed Indian society
Zardari has arrived
Modi let off the hook?
Pakistan: First line of defence
Terrorists of different breeds
A victory of sorts
Laboratory of hate
Kashmir on edge
Triumph of democracy
The siege within
A storm that blew over
The crisis of change
Democracy knows no morals
The threat is real
Congress tricks Left parties
Manmohan Singh insists on nuclear deal
Gujarat remains challenge to secularism

Wounds heal, scars remain

Anxious scenario in Pakistan

Manmohan Singh—four years on

Whither secularism?
Terrorism is anti-Muslim
Disposable commodity called editor
A composite dialogue
Not beyond a point
Unending quota politics
A lesson for South Asia
Not by visa alone
It’s wrong economics
Uplifting the judiciary
Where do we go from here?
Coalition on trial
Sky is the limit
State of the nation
Anxious time in Pakistan
Uncertain Pakistan
Mid-term elections on cards
A lot at stake for Musharraf
No respite from Hindu-Muslim Taliban
Bordering on progress
Giving up too much
Plug of tobacco
Gujarat wins battle in hate
   
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