Saturday, 19 January, 2019

National Interest

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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.
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Superbrand Narendra Modi: Cast in Titanium, not merely coated with Teflon

He’s our most polarising leader, deeply hated by many but equally loved by more, especially the young. To extrapolate BJP’s struggles in Gujarat and Karnataka to 2019 is fatally complacent.
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Our military history is politicised to suit Generals, that’s why Modi’s facts are mixed up

A spiced up, hyper-nationalist version of military history has been built: that politicians wronged the generals. No wonder PM Modi got his facts all mixed up.
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Why even an ex-IAS officer like Shah Faesal sympathises with murderers of his kith and kin

Every 2-3 years Kashmir has a collective call of conscience. Most entertaining are the ones from wannabe conflict entrepreneurs selling pipe dreams.
Chandrababu Naidu, Mamata Banerjee, Akhilesh Yadav, Tejashwi Yadav and others | PTI

Anti-BJP alliance is like Shiv ji ki baraat without a groom—and Modi knows it

India is mushrooming with Deve Gowda wannabes because being a former prime minister is better than being a former chief minister.