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Bhopinder Singh

Padma Shri not about the ‘enemy’, but the spirit & journey

Adnan had been explicit, partisan and overtly political concerning Indo-Pak dynamics.

24 Feb 2020 3:15 AM

Iran’s victimhood after Soleimani

Both countries envisage a fraternal global role of sectarian guardianship that invariably cross-pitches interests against each other.

27 Jan 2020 2:00 AM

‘Iron-fencing’ cantts: Keep forces away from politics, hate, divisions

The dissonance of the Thimayya-Menon breakdown and the 1962 fallout were rectified reasonably soon.

07 Jan 2020 1:38 AM

India must reject plea for asylum by MQM’s Altaf

Beyond comic relief and television TRPs, Altaf Hussain brings nothing to India.

29 Nov 2019 2:24 AM

Is a State apology in order for the abolition of privy purses?

In one stroke, the word given by Sardar Patel and constitutionally committed as a sovereign guarantee was suddenly abolished.

20 Nov 2019 2:34 AM

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A time to introspect, rethink for vets who joined politics

The green shoots of a similar reflection seem to have dawned silently via the electoral results in another perilous part of the world — Israel.

17 Oct 2019 12:36 AM

Pakistan’s Imran Khan: Who was the future once!

Another ambitious and Oxford-educated messiah of hope was rising fast in the East, who promised to restore native pride.

24 Sep 2019 1:21 AM

How the Great Game is still on in Afghanistan

The Taliban rubbed in their advantage by further threatening that hereon the situation “will lead to more losses to the US”!

16 Sep 2019 2:20 AM

‘More of the same’ across the LoC: Why peace really scares Pak Army

Neighbouring countries as well as internal stakeholders must take note that the unsettled past and its reasons are here to stay.

31 Aug 2019 12:05 AM

From state to 2 UTs: Govt must get the ‘constitutional rewiring’ right

A certain rectitude, restraint and dignified empathy for the common person on the street will go a long way in healing the seeds of distrust.

20 Aug 2019 8:26 AM

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Global crisis of identity, allegiances is growing; not just in US & India

Trump’s no-holds-barred vitriol was so bitter that even members of his Republican Party were forced to take contrarian positions.

25 Jul 2019 12:22 AM

Govt can’t drop its guard in J&K

It is no one’s case that certain individual mistakes, excesses or even policy failures have not happened.

16 Jul 2019 12:52 AM

Iran: What does Trump not want us to know?

In popular American culture, the inflexion point of the US-Iranian fracture was the 1979 Revolution and the subsequent hostage crisis.

08 Jul 2019 12:05 AM

Not more of the same: How we can now defeat ‘alienation’ in Kashmir

Conveniently, temporary reprieves are simplistically read as substitutes for addressing the fundamental issues.

28 Jun 2019 12:39 AM

China, US & India: Just look at the ‘transactional’ opportunities

he non-sentimentality of a net “gain-loss” calculation in the realpolitik framework defines the Chinese approach.

14 Jun 2019 1:02 AM

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China gets a dose of Pakistani terror industry

The authorities have tried to play down the incident with very scant details emanating in terms of the destruction and loss of lives.

26 May 2019 12:09 AM

Have focus on religio-moral deligitimisation of ISIS

The Sri Lanka terror attack reiterates the real problem area, again.

12 May 2019 12:10 AM

We must save the ‘truth’ in our politics

The hawk-eye on every word uttered by Mr Trump has led to a systematic documentation of all false statements made in terms of issues.

28 Apr 2019 4:38 AM

Why do politicians invoke ‘Pakistan’ to get votes?

Pakistan was, is and will, unfortunately, remain an ‘enemy’ state in all likelihood.

16 Apr 2019 1:12 AM

Kabul calls bluff on Islamabad’s deceit, chicanery on Afghanistan

Pakistani infamy in “ball-tampering” and “game-fixing” have entered the diplomatic lexicon as well.

05 Apr 2019 12:10 AM

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