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

Plastic pollution in water bodies

Banning glitter is not going to save the oceans

Humans release 1.5 million tons of primary microplastics into the ocean annually, a sum equivalent to one disgorged plastic bag for every person each week.

Karnataka High Court stops Franklin Templeton debt funds closure without investor consent

Franklin Templeton shut six of its fixed-income and credit-risk funds run in India in April, locking in Rs 308 billion of investor monies following a liquidity crisis.

Defence

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at Sukna Military Camp in Darjeeling district on Saturday | ANI

India wants to end border row with China, but will not cede an inch of land, says Rajnath Singh

The defence minister was speaking after performing 'Shastra Puja' at the Sukna-based headquarters of the Indian Army's 33 Corps in Darjeeling on the occasion of Dussehra.
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.