Wednesday, March 20, 2019
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Family feuds

Dynastic politics & divisive interludes in poll time

Warrant against Nirav Modi

Law catching up with fugitive diamantaire

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A party is born

‘Secular’ JKPM promises alternative narrative


Finally, a Lokpal

Welcome step, much delayed

Editorials, last 7 days...
Their right to choose

Their right to choose

by Wajahat Habibullah

The ECI should not deny electoral participation to a vital section of Kashmiris

IAF is grossly under-equipped

IAF is grossly under-equipped

by Air Vice Marshal Manmohan Bahadur (retd)

Lack of empathy and understanding of an operational requirement due to bureaucratic procedures and attitudes is a cause for concern. In any other country, where the political and bureaucratic climate is cognisant of military urgencies, many heads would have rolled.

‘Horses for courses’ lesson for Pakistan

‘Horses for courses’ lesson for Pakistan

by Vikash Narain Rai

The significance of the Balakot airstrike will wane if the gains do not lead to stabilisation of the turbulent internal security scenario in Kashmir. The stress and strain on national security from LoC intrusions or airspace violations are not as complex to deal with as the internal security stress arising from tackling the Kashmir unrest.

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Challenges aplenty for Ayodhya mediators

by Flavia Agnes

The court’s reasoning to go for mediation is sound as it must exhaust all possible alternatives for the resolution of a dispute that has, directly or indirectly, caused riots between Hindus and Muslims over the past several decades. However, there is scepticism among experts about whether the eight-week time frame is sufficient to resolve the protracted issue.


Tactics at work, grand strategy unclear

by Manoj Joshi

After a year and a half in power, Modi shifted away decisively from the strategy of ‘normalising’ Pakistan. We have seen tactical manifestations of a new doctrine, but are yet to get a measure of the strategy itself. Perhaps there is none since the shift may be occasioned only by electoral considerations.

Comment, last 7 days...
Coonoor cashew & Tatanagar tamarind

Coonoor cashew & Tatanagar tamarind

by Arupendu Gupta

Some months ago I was at Coonoor and was pleasantly surprised to spot a cashew tree in the wild, laden with fruits and the trademark cashew nut hanging below the fruit.

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Need real leaders, not celebrities

by Neela Sood

Warm trick to beat the cold

by Col Avnish Sharma (retd)Musings, last 7 days...

Thought for the day

Voting isn’t the most we can do, but it is the least. — Gloria Steinem

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This day, that year

Lahore, Thursday, March 20, 1919

The Rowlatt Bill.

Cram Books and “Keys”.