S. Nihal Singh

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India, Russia must reinvent ties

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin comes to New Delhi on an official visit at a tantalising time for two reasons.

The Congress’ boss versus BJP’s knight

Public memory is proverbially short, but as the nation debates Rahul Gandhi’s spectacular intervention on the Cabinet-approved ordinance giving exemptions to legislators on criminal conviction from the purview of a Supreme Court ruling, it is all but forgotten how Manmohan Singh became Prime Minister.

Germany is closing the ledger of its past

Beyond Angela Merkel’s remarkable victory in the German general election — her third in a row — the result just short of an absolute majority represents something more.

Will Syria be the West’s next Iraq?

The world is staring at another military intervention by the United States and its allies in Syria to punish the Assad government for allegedly using chemical agents leading to hundreds of deaths of civilians.

A risky BJP strategy

Judging by the forays of Narendra Modi, the Bharatiya Janata Party is still honing its message for the 2014 general election.

It is spring season and although cities like Bengaluru are ridiculously pretty at this time of the year, with all the trees in bloom, it is also the time for all concerned citizens to be on alert agai

Human resource development minister Smriti Irani is facing yet another crisis with chairman of IIT Bombay’s board of governors Anil Kakodkar resigning.