French actor Gerard Depardieu greets Russian President Vladimir Putin at the latter’s residence—AFP

French actor Gerard Depardieu greets Russian President Vladimir Putin at the latter’s residence—AFP

French actor Gerard Depardieu greets Russian President Vladimir Putin at the latter’s residence—AFP

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Sweet are the uses of bonhomie. All that jocular stuff between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama during the latter’s visit to India this week was a clincher.

I am happy that we have more tigers today than yesterday. But I am not happy that, as a nation, we are bent on counting tigers and alternately moaning or gloating over it.