Monday, Jun 17, 2019 | Last Update : 08:01 PM IST

Sunanda K Datta Ray

Didi needs to shift, offer Bengal a brighter future

A secular Trinamul Congress frantically courting minority Muslims has no chance against the juggernaut of these forces that the BJP spearheads.

04 Jun 2019 12:00 AM

Modi must now unite all of India to take it forward

Nearly 200 million Muslims can’t be brushed under the carpet, or brushed into the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal.

24 May 2019 2:35 AM

The norms of Indian society seem to have changed. Our priorities are different now

Ironically, well-meaning observers abroad hailed the verdict of the hustings five years ago as a much-needed return to national grassroots.

21 May 2019 7:16 AM

As Japan enters the ‘Reiwa’ era, India must focus on boosting strategic ties

Japan’s deeply venerated emperors do not exercise even the informal political influence that Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II is said to do.

07 May 2019 1:39 AM

Sri Lanka’s horror is a grim warning to India

Eventually the armed insurgent Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam emerged in 1976 to fight for a Tamil homeland in the northeast.

23 Apr 2019 12:05 AM

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Of Sangh personalities in power

The orthodoxy that holds together Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay’s 11 doesn’t always translate into liberal economics.

21 Apr 2019 6:38 PM

Politics turning vulgar: Discourse hits new low

Advani finds this vulgarisation caused by the overlapping of party and Sangh Parivar painful only because he feels victimised.

09 Apr 2019 12:28 AM

Battle for future: India, UK face decision time

The election campaign for the 17th Lok Sabha is obsessed with trivia and full of personal invective.

26 Mar 2019 12:07 AM

Anti-Islam fanaticism a growing global trend

Senator Anning is the only mainstream politician to extend even qualified approval to the motives that supposedly inspired the Christchurch bloodbath.

18 Mar 2019 12:31 AM

Why Delhi should talk to all sides in Kashmir

Second, the grey eminence of the accession was his sworn enemy, Sheikh Mohammed Abdullah, whom Jawaharlal Nehru had forced on him.

12 Mar 2019 2:36 AM

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No reason for India to court the OIC

It prompted OIC members gathered in Rabat for their first summit (of which more later) to think again about including India.

26 Feb 2019 2:16 AM

The Rafale effect: Make PMO’s primacy official?

French industry may enjoy that freedom but no defence company in India has any existence outside the realm of official sanction and patronage.

12 Feb 2019 12:00 AM

States’ new ‘diplomacy’: Amaravati as Singapore?

The 217 sq km greenfield capital city of Amaravati on the Krishna river could be another.

29 Jan 2019 12:51 AM

UK wake-up call: Need for a rethink on Brexit

Johnson has a twofold interpretation of Parliament’s rejection of her Brexit proposal.

17 Jan 2019 12:13 AM

When will PM hold his first press conference?

Media independence is bartered or jeopardised usually only when a journalist or the institution he or she works for nurses other ambitions.

15 Jan 2019 12:08 AM

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Linguistic, religious, cultural identities to rise

Telangana state and Mizoram highlighted the competitive nature and limitations of the identity politics that is the BJP’s stock in trade.

06 Jan 2019 12:00 AM

Secularism is the core safeguard India needs

Justice Sen’s understandable concern for Hindus stranded in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh does him credit.

01 Jan 2019 12:13 AM

Governance key to 2019, don’t make it ‘personal’

Indira Gandhi’s Emergency was one denial of even the rituals of democracy.

18 Dec 2018 12:15 AM

UK must accept it’s no longer a world power

Internationally, the loss will be of a model that inspired a fractured and warring world to seek cohesion.

04 Dec 2018 1:37 AM

Ayodhya: Look to the future, not the past

Griffin rose above the provocation 12 years later when he could help India repair its image which the Babri Masjid demolition had left in tatters.

20 Nov 2018 12:05 AM

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