Shankar Roychowdhury


Shankar Roychowdhury

Overtly or covertly, we have to act

Atrans-border fidayeen style raid on March 28 on an Indian Army camp in Dyala Chak belt of Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district, within almost hailing distance of the Indo-Pak border, resulted in closi

Our blood doesn’t boil

The loss of 11 CRPF troops and four Chhattisgarh state police constables on March 13 in a Naxalite ambush on a road opening party (ROP) near Sukma, in Chhattisgarh’s Mukrana forest region, was a sharp

The Ukraine question

Kiev, capital city of Ukraine, is in ferment as the political centre point of a new conflict in eastern Europe, which is rapidly acquiring the overtones of the traditional Cold War rivalry between Rus

Blue scars of 1984

With the recent declassification of confidential documents by the United Kingdom’s National Archives under the 30-year rule, details of cooperation between the British and Indian governments have emer

Our goodwill envoys in khaki

Diplomats of the Indian Foreign Service (IFS) represent India abroad with outstanding flair and distinction.

The canny nanny

“For the Colonel’s lady and Judy O’Grady are sisters under the skin”
— Rudyard Kipling

Nuclear realities

The significance of the second test on September 15, 2013, of India’s improved Agni-V intermediate range ballistic missile (IRBM) from Wheeler Island test range, off the coast of Orissa, has to be per

Little Laila was taught that God creates everyone and also leads everyone back to Godself after death. So, she prayed: “Dear God, instead of letting people die and having to make new ones, why don’t you just keep the ones you got now?” Laila’s prayer may never be answered; but, Easter does assure us that life, not death, is what we’re created for.

Of late, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has been thoughtlessly and in a hurry jumping into every available situation, without verifying basic facts, to criticise the Bharatiya Janata Party.