Tuesday, 11 May, 2021

National Interest

Protest against Citizenship Amendment Act in New Delhi | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Saving Indian liberalism from its left-liberal elite

If Mahabharata is reality, so is the legend of Eklavya. In defining liberalism as an exclusive 'brahminical' value of the intellectual, economic upper crust, it has closed the doors to numerous rest..
Barack Obama was the US president from 2008 to 2016 | Sean Gallup | (Getty Images via Bloomberg) | File image

Obama at Rajpath: Not just another selfie moment

Merely running your eye over the list of Republic Day chief guests over the decades gives you an unambiguous overview of Indian foreign policy’s total anti-Western toxification.
File image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi| Twitter/ANI

Ushering India back to a Vedic future

Modi’s rise has been India’s first chance in a millennium to leapfrog backwards and connect with the past. However, the challenge lies in balancing that with scientific rationalism.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah

Coalition dharma rewrite: Winner takes all

Modi's decisive victory in 2014 upended one of the main postulates of coalition politics — that each alliance has some 'essential' allies, while others gravitate to the winning side.
Former PM and first woman finance minister Indira Gandhi presented the 1971-77 Budget, which focused on improving employment

Iron Lady’s rethink: Martyr, patriot, reformer?

While Indira Gandhi has been deservedly given a place in history, could it be that we have not yet fully appreciated her intellect and prescience on economic and foreign policies.
A still from the movie Haider | Youtube screengrab

‘Haider’ in the time of hashtag nationalism

Vishal Bhardwaj broke new ground with 'Haider' as it was maybe first time mainstream cinema creatively locked horns with Kashmir's internal conflict & explored the 'other' side.
A file photo of NCP chief Sharad Pawar. | Photo: PTI

Being Sharad Pawar

In politics, whether of power or cricket, Pawar takes no prisoners, but if he occasionally does, follows no Geneva Convention.

Making sense of Xi slap

Timed perfectly with Xi’s arrival in Ahmedabad was that of nearly a 1,000 PLA soldiers in Ladakh’s Chumar area. There is a pattern to China’s actions: it is testing India’s resolve.
Modi

156-inch heart

By giving himself an opportunity to feature on an international stage, Modi can relaunch himself as a big-hearted moderate, switching from electoral campaign to governance mode.

Allah and aam aadmi

Pakistani politics is so important for India that we Indians can't be faulted for being obsessed with it. But must we continue to be ignorant and self-servingly patronising about it?

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