Ashok Malik


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Why India hates Bobby McJindal

In the late summer of 2001, I spent four months in the United States on a fellowship.

Don’t hyphenate Israel

Ever since foreign minister Sushma Swaraj announced at a press conference that Prime Minister Narendra Modi would visit Israel in the near future, there has been much speculation about the event.

The Bofors saga

On May 31, President Pranab Mukherjee begins a three-day visit to Sweden. This is important for several reasons.

The Kejriwal mantra: Can’t govern, will fight

In many senses, the seriousness of a new government and of a Prime Minister or chief minister recently elected to office can be measured by the manner in which he or she copes with the civil service.

Rahul, Modi and Gorbachev

Speaking on “Net neutrality” in the Lok Sabha on April 22, Rahul Gandhi, vice-president of the Congress, prefaced his intervention with a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The Candidate

The long countdown to the United States presidential election has begun.

Smaller, bigger, biggest

If media reports are true, the Indian government may support a bid for the 2024 Olympics.

Hanging by the harbour with VVS

My abiding cricketing memory of Sydney, where India will play Australia in the World Cup semi-final today, is not of a cricket match at all.

Pakistan is besieged

Earlier this month, I travelled to Pakistan. It was my second visit to the country, and my second in six months.

Misguided inquisition

At a conference in Mumbai in the winter of 2013, the writer and businessman Manish Sabharwal said public discourse in India was increasingly failing to differentiate between “fraud, incompetence and b

Pamela Hartigan, director of the Schwab Foundation, drew up a list of 10 points common to people who become dissatisfied with the world around them and decide to create their own work.

In a community of humans like a village or a city, we will find people of varying ages broadly classified as children, senior adults and old people who have retired from active life.