Sreeram Chaulia

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The magic of Márquez

The death of the masterful Colombian writer Gabriel García Márquez marks the end of an era for not just Latin American and Caribbean literature but world literature as a whole.

A vote for Afghanistan

The extraordinary voter turnout of 58 per cent in last weekend’s presidential election in Afghanistan sends a message of steely determination from a nation wracked by war and state failure.

I tweet, therefore I am

The mass defiance that greeted the government of Turkey after it controversially blocked Twitter last week is an indicator of how this social media tool is defining contemporary politics.

East-West fault lines

As protesters hailing from western Ukraine stormed the presidential premises in Kiev last week, President Viktor Yanukovych fled to Kharkiv on the eastern edge of the country.

Nuclear entente

The recent revelation that China is negotiating to build three new nuclear plants worth $13 billion in Muzaffargarh district of Pakistan’s Punjab province reinforces the longstanding reality of the former purposefully undermining India’s national security.

US’ deadly delusions

A catastrophic four-way war involving the Shia-dominated Iraqi Army, Sunni tribesmen loyal to the Iraqi government, antigovernment jihadis under the umbrella of Al Qaeda, and anti-government Sunni she

Security manifesto

The year that we leave behind has been a trying one for India’s security, exposing chinks in our armour and asking questions about how prepared we are as a nation to fend off threats.

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.

Madhu Kishwar, as the editor of Manushi, set the feminism agenda for many Indian women decades ago. Madhu Kishwar as chief media admirer of prime ministerial hopeful Narendra Modi is another story completely. The first Kishwar has been declared missing, never to be found.