Monday, 20 August, 2018

National Interest

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When Rahul says ‘Happy Birthday’ & turns India’s entire political science on its head

Charming enemy’s best friend shows political rules are being rewritten. Only objective: Anybody but Modi, even if it isn’t me.

You can take Rahul out of Pappu but not the Pappu out of Rahul

A Rahul Gandhi who hugs his inner Pappu is Narendra Modi’s clear challenger and target for 2019.
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He had everything, but Modi missed a brilliant chance to fix the messy Indian military

Modi government had a rare chance to reform and modernise India’s military. But it blew the chance and settled instead for tinkering.
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Bollywood’s Royals: Brave heroes on screen, spineless zeroes off it

Hindi cinema is the richest, starriest business in our popular culture. Why is it also the most pusillanimous,going with the wind?
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India’s foreign relations are in tatters and the Modi government has only itself to blame

Modi’s diplomatic ‘conquests’ are history and India’s foreign relations resemble a train-wreck due to the government’s missteps.
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The holier-than-cow Indian liberal elite is actually Modi’s best friend and ally

Liberals can go ahead and pour scorn on Modi. It will only strengthen his base and reaffirm the myth of victimhood.
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Thanks to Modi govt’s woolly-headedness, it’s 1993 in Kashmir again

Both countries treat Kashmir as a blood feud, and they will continue the fight till the last Kashmiri.
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Lousy economics & lousier politics: Modi govt acting like any other panicky last-year govt

A series of bypoll losses has pushed the Modi government into panic mode. Uncharacteristically, it’s letting events dictate its actions.
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Death of Indian media is fake news. But scary, some greedy owners fall for a silly con

Journalists don’t need to wallow in shame as none of them have been caught in the Cobrapost sting.
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The barely told stories of Indian and Pakistani spies making peace while waging war

Some untold or barely told stories of Indian and Pakistani spymasters making peace on the sidelines of war.

Should ISRO be launching a new TV channel or focus instead on social media?

In an effort to increase its outreach, ISRO has announced that it will soon launch a TV channel. Meanwhile, the space agency continues to remain largely inactive on social media.
William Shakespeare

What we can learn from Shakespeare when it comes to online dating

While Shakespeare and other artists show lovers they must win their suitors by proving their courage and character, scientists tell us we’re in a “market model” of mating.
Imran Khan, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Nawaz Shariff

Outing a personal secret as a lesson for Imran: Featuring Vajpayee, Nawaz & a bit of me

Nawaz Sharif made a dramatic bid for peace with Vajpayee but was tripped by Pakistan’s army. It won’t be different for Imran.