They overcame differences

They overcame differences

    AS a recent biographer of Jawaharlal Nehru, I have been somewhat disconcerted to discover that my admiration for my subject immediately prompts people to assume that I must dislike his formidable deputy, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. In fact I count myself...
Politicians, Focus on Malnutrition & Not TRPs

Politicians, Focus on Malnutrition & Not TRPs

Politicians in our country understandably focus on the hot-button issues, the ones that grab the headlines and the TRPs. But there is one issue they’re not paying enough attention to which could have a far greater impact on their constituents’ lives than most of the...
So Far, Yet so Close

So Far, Yet so Close

An unexpected partnership emerged between Beijing and Berlin. But what should be the German answer to China’s rise: engage or embrace?   n the midst of what seems to be a transformative phase of the global order, a spotlight was cast on unexpected linkages in the...
The Siege of the Taj Mahal

The Siege of the Taj Mahal

For seven decades after independence, Indian identity rested on cultural pluralism. Now, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party is seeking to redefine India as a Hindu nation long subjugated by foreigners – a divisive and self-defeating effort exemplified by its attacks on...
Trump’s Climate Scapegoat

Trump’s Climate Scapegoat

By accusing India of demanding “billions” of dollars for its participation in the Paris climate agreement, US President Donald Trump has jeopardized what promised to be a close relationship between the world’s two largest democracies. But India must not allow...