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Is the word amma or ammi more evocative than mommy? According to vice-president Venkaiah Naidu the former comes from the heart and the latter from the lips. He said this as part of a larger speech advocating the...
German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s politically bold refugee policy in 2015 appears to be paying off two years on. If the opinion polls are right, Merkel is heading for a fourth term in office after Germany’s federal elections next...
If Mamata Banerjee had egg on her face on Thursday, she has only herself to blame. She acted out of sheer haste in one of those moments when the street-fighter in her got the better of the administrator....
Explanations of mob violence are generally based on a set of uncritical assumptions regarding psychology of crowd behaviour articulated first in 19th century France. The Parisian elite could have hardly savoured wanton street violence leading to repeated regime...
Going by reports coming in from the United States, Rahul Gandhi is making quite an impression there, at least in academic, policy and journalistic circles. Narendra Modi’s 2014 trip was marked by big-ticket shows like the one in...
How do I start this article? I’m not a writer or columnist, but I am impelled to pick up the pen, or rather my laptop, to share something of far-reaching consequence with my fellow Indians and the world...
Indian academic institutions are hurtling towards the deep end of irrelevance. On the one hand, India faces new challenges that range from corruption in its political economy and pressure on public resources to a future of work that...
The decision to airlift 50 tonnes of relief supplies to Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh, coupled with the earlier announcement of a large aid project for the Rohingya’s home province in Myanmar, is the latest example of India’s...
Doklam reminds me of a conversation I had with the Chinese leadership comprising Ziang Zemin, Zhou Rongji and Li Peng in 2003 during a visit of the Indian parliamentary delegation to Beijing of which I was a...
The UN Security Council has criticised the Myanmar government for condoning violence against Rohingya Muslims in its Rakhine State leading to a humanitarian crisis with lakhs fleeing to neighbouring Bangladesh fearing persecution. The current crisis is the fallout...
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