National Interest

A sketch depicts Amit Shah with pictures of Veer Savarkar, Chanakya and Kamraj in the background.

Amit Shah: Rise and rise of the party commissar

Fifty years after Kamaraj, Amit Shah is the first truly powerful chief of a ruling party.
Baba Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Insaan

Clueless in Babaland

Gurmeet Ram Rahim is just the most colourful and blingy of north India's Godmen. He is also the first one the law has caught up with.
scales of justice

Put The Dog Down

When real judges won’t trust a 24-year-old with knowing what’s good for her, you decide what’s more curious, real life or reality TV? Shekhar Gupta
Hamid Ansari’s concern over unease among Indian minorities

Do Minorities Matter?

Hamid Ansari's concern over unease among Indian minorities came just after Pakistan swore in its first Hindu cabinet minister in 20 years. Truth is contrary to this click bait. Shekhar Gupta
Chinese media

When you cry havoc, but leash the Dogs of War

Chinese coercive diplomacy is using its official media as a weapon. They can misconstrue our selective outrage as weakness. Shekhar Gupta
Nitish Kumar joins the BJP

Hamara desh badal gaya hai

Why Nitish's latest defection is actually a desertion of an ideological offering which has run its course in the new, I-don't-owe-you-nothing India. Shekhar Gupta
Representational image of the Chinese military | Commons

The jugular as the Achilles’ heel

China reminds us of internal vulnerabilities close to Doklam. Most can be fixed if BJP puts national interest above politics. SHEKHAR GUPTA
A keeper of India's family silver

National Interest: Keeper of India’s family silver

Naresh Chandra (1934-2017) wasn’t an ordinary patriot. A big-hearted problem-solver, he had the trust of 9 prime ministers. SHEKHAR GUPTA
Indian Army at Doklam

Breaking the Two-and-a-half-Front Siege

A powerful nation's Army must be able to fight on multiple fronts. The question to ask strategists and politicians is, must it be made to do so?

On Camera

Where’s the sympathy for lonely young people hit by social distancing?

Younger people report higher rates of anxiety and depression when compared with the elderly, and the pandemic hasn’t changed that.
Rupee (Representational image) | Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg File photo

Allow us to restructure loans but no need for blanket recast, banks tell RBI

The Indian Banks’ Association has written to RBI, saying debt recast needs to be completed by September to prevent fresh bad loan creation.

Defence

Representational image of the Spiti Valley in Himachal Pradesh, which borders on China | Photo: Commons

Himachal’s plan to counter China — train personnel in Chinese, residents in guerrilla warfare

Plan with 12 ‘high points’, drawn up by Himachal DGP Sanjay Kundu at the behest of Governor Bandaru Dattatreya, sent to Defence Minister Rajnath Singh for action.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi govt’s NEP is out of touch with reality, Indian voters want English-medium education

State leaders with their ear to the ground, like Nitish, Mamata and Yogi, have shown that the push for native language education is not what voters want.