Monday, 28 May, 2018


Sharp and latest opinion on politics, policy and current affairs.

A file photo of Aziz Anzari | Wikimedia Commons

The Aziz Ansari episode reminds me of all the Indian boys who can’t say please, or thank you

As a feminist stand-up comedian who is pro #MeToo, Radhika Vaz doesn’t want to list the number of ways ‘Grace’ could have changed the outcome.
Representational image of the Manipur Police

Supreme Court is the last hope for justice in Manipur fake encounter cases

Despite a police officer confessing that the killing of Ch Sanjit in Manipur was staged, the government may be trying to ensure the case dies a slow death.
/ ट्विटर @nrcupdate

असम में एनआरसी रिपोर्ट से भड़क सकती है जातीय हिंसा

यह आशंका तो बिल्कुल निराधार है कि असम एक मुस्लिम बहुल राज्य बन जाएगा, फिर भी 'धरतीपुत्रों' की चिंताओं की अनदेखी नहीं की जा सकती.
Giuseppe Orsi, former head of Finmeccanica

इटली से तो बच निकले पर भारत में कब तक खैर मनाएंगे अगस्ता वेस्टलैंड सौदे के बिचौलिये

अगस्ता वेस्टलैंड सौदे के घपले में सबूत तो बिचौलियों की ओर संकेत करते हैं मगर सुरागों को जोड़कर ठोस मामला न बना पाना भारतीय जांचकर्ताओं की कमजोरी रही है. 
Israeli policemen detain Palestinians in Israel

As it draws closer to Israel, India shouldn’t ignore the plight of minority Arabs there

Palestinian cause is not restricted to the occupied territories, but also concerns the life of Arab minorities and their shrinking status in a Jewish state.
Modi at Madison Square Garden

Narendra Modi and the art of being a Right-wing messiah and left populist

Modi is a unique leader who has learnt the art of combining left populism with right populism. In the process, regressive tendencies flourish.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi talks his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu

India will need to do a smart balancing act as it gets closer to Israel

As it gets closer to India, Israel will need to understand the country's predicament on Iran and Palestine.
The publisher of Hustler has offered $10 million for evidence against Donald Trump

India is Pakistan’s eternal enemy, US’ future best friend. How can US & Pak be allies?

Americans must acknowledge that an alliance with Pakistan cannot survive the absence of shared goals. Trump’s policy is a step in that direction
Graphic representing bonds

भारतीय बैंकों के ज्यादातर ग्राहकों का रूझान अब बॉण्ड मार्केट की तरफ

बॉण्ड बाजार में जरा संभल के! अधिकतर खुदरा ग्राहकों, जो ज्यादा मुनाफे के लिए बॉण्ड मार्केट में पैसे लगा रहे हैं, को इससे जुड़े जोखिम का अंदाजा नहीं.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Much to learn from India, starting with making tea: Netanyahu when he hopped in my car

‘Bibi’ Netanyahu is outspoken, informal and brilliantly articulate. Here’s what he said when India & Israel established full diplomatic relations in 1992.
shahid aziz

From key Pakistani general to ISIS terrorist ‘killed’ in Jihad, the chilling saga of Shahid Aziz

An army cannot afford to allow so many ideologically motivated hardliners to rise to senior ranks and to freelance on behalf of their ideology after retirement.
Illustration by Siddhant Gupta

How should the Indian army ethos handle Major Gogoi’s case?

Indian Army Chief Bipin Rawat has said that 'exemplary punishment' will be given to Major Leetul Gogoi, if he is found guilty of violation of Army rules. Experts weigh in.
Illustration by Peali Dezine

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.