Ashok Malik


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Brexit is only the tip of Euroscepticism

Shortly after the Brexit vote, the European Union or at least senior officials in Brussels, where the EU is headquartered, reacted strongly and angrily.

A split story: Close look at how govt really works

Delhi is a political city, but it’s also a government town.

Brexit’s bearing on history and the future

George Galloway is to the extreme Left of British politics.

The Greatest is gone

Professional boxing is well past its prime as a sport.

Modi’s mission: Strong Centre, a federal India

When he became Prime Minister, Jawaharl-al Nehru famously said that his aspiration for India was to build “a just society by just means”.

Azhar, the Everyman

By all accounts, the biopic Azhar is a fictionalised rendition of the life, the rise and the fall of Mohammed Azharuddin, the former Indian cricket captain.

Historical amnesia

Saturday’s edition of this newspaper had a small but puzzling news report on page 12. It was headlined: “John Wayne Day scrapped in California over race row”.

A new Aadhaar for Indian diplomacy

Finally backed by an enabling legislation, the Aadhaar project, the flagship of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), has been further bolstered by news that enrolment has touched the

Instigating a controversy

Is it compulsory for every citizen of India to chant “Bharat Mata ki Jai”? Obviously it is not.

India and its nationalisms

Since “nationalism” is the word of the week, how does one write about it without repeating the banal comments that have already been made by somebody else?

Don’t knock a man when he is down” is an excellent maxim, and that must be the only reason that the knives are not out for Britain’s Prime Minister, David Cameron.

Was it complacency? Or did so many of us just not imagine this could possibly happen? For Londoners Brexit bore specially bad tidings, as they had voted to “Remain”.