Sunanda K. Datta-Ray

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Yet another New Year will be upon us in exactly a week with the rulers of 1.2 crore Indians still groping for a national identity. Being Indian isn’t good enough for them.

Democracy in action

Democracy is the enemy of civilisation.

Waiting for America

It may be too much to hope that the invitation to Barack Obama to be chief guest at the next Republic Day ceremony will put an end to anguished moaning about the United States forever linking India an

The Dragon in Buddha’s robes

Buddhism is the new age Communism. It’s the ideology with which governments hope to win friends and influence people.

Why terrorism has an Islamic stamp

A Muslim is not a terrorist. A terrorist is not a Muslim”.

There always comes a time when you have to heed Jesus who said: “Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and unto God the things that are God’s.” So this time I will render unto the finance m

The devil, they say, is in the details. There is a world of difference between the Budget speech of Arun Jaitley, peppered with smart announcements, and the real numbers in the Budget documents.