Neo Bhai Bhaists
Why is that those against American
participation in telecom are now
taking up cudgels on behalf of their
Chinese mentors? Even at the risk of a
misunderstanding with the Chinese, we
should pay attention to the belated
concerns of security agencies.
Into The Tigers' Claws
One of the most important principles
of counter-terrorism is that the state
should maintain a moral high ground
even while dealing with terrorists.
Some of the methods being used by the
Rajapakse government run the risk of
playing into the LTTE's hands.
Blair-Bush Divide Over Saddam Verdict?
Perhaps IT has not been widely noticed
that the reactions of British Prime
Minister Tony Blair and United States
President George W. Bush's to the
death sentence against Saddam Hussein
has been in striking contrast to their
"shoulder- to-shoulder" . . .
Hu's Visit A Chance To "Enhance
Chinese President Hu Jintao's visit to
India from November 20-23 will be an
opportunity to "enhance political
trust" and to "show the world that the
common development of both countries
is not only important bilaterally but
also significant for . . .
Life-Term For India-Born Al-Qaeda Man
An India-born alleged Al-Qaeda
militant on Tuesday was sentenced to
life for plotting to launch terrorist
attacks in Britain and America and
kill hundreds of people.
Democrats Are Smiling But New Delhi
Isn’T Too Anxious
Contrary to conventional wisdom that
the widely anticipated gains of the
Democratic Party in today’s US
Congressional elections would kill the
Indo-US nuclear deal, informed betting
here is that the odds are better than
even in favour of the Senate . . .
Monetary Policy: The Rbi's `Interest'ing
While striking an external-internal
balance, the RBI has attempted a
trapeze act to maintain status quo.
To The Victor Belongs The Judge's
The show trial of Saddam Hussein was
not just a violation of international
legal norms by a court operating under
the reality of foreign occupation but
also an insult to the victims in whose
name this political farce was enacted.
It Is For Iraqis To Decide: Blair
In his first comment on the death
sentence handed down to the former
Iraqi President, Saddam Hussein,
British Prime Minister Tony Blair on
Monday made clear that Britain was
opposed to death penalty whether the
person involved was "Saddam or anyone
Verdict May Be Beneficial In The Long
Iraq situation "very difficult" with high levels of
Balance Of Power Game
This is the age of balance of power.
No major power identifies any of the
others as an adversary.
Imperial China, Neo-Colonial India
The hat of neo-colonialism will never
fall on China.” That is a standard
refrain from Chinese officials these
days. Why in the world is China, that
self-proclaimed champion of the Third
World, having to defend itself against
the accusations of . . .
No Going Back To Those Days
When I am asked why I became a
political journalist, which I get
asked often, I answer that it was
those years of censorship that settled
the question for me.
Coming To Terms With India's Missing
The reality of exclusion and
discrimination can no longer be
denied. But the remedy requires
political courage on the part of the
Manmohan Singh Government and wisdom
on the part of those claiming to speak
How To Allay India’s Fears
I have known the views of the youthful
Kashmiri leaders Mirwaiz Umar Farooq,
Yasin Malik and Shabir Shah for years.
The Rajya Sabha
A determined Supreme Court of India
has thrown out the petition filed to
seek the review of its two-part
judgment. One, a Rajya Sabha member
need not be normally a resident of the
state which returns him or her through
its Assembly. Two, secret . . .
Writing to a free-floating man of
letters in the summer of 1950, Hugh
Trevor-Roper, then a young Oxford don,
made a revealing confession: “I have
been in Oxford incessantly, slowly —
with infinite slowness — writing a
book of infinite pedantic . . .
Indian Ipr Law Firm Courts China
Remfry and Sagar has become the first
Indian law firm to set up offices in
China and, according to Dr V. Sagar
the firm's Director, is indeed the
first Indian law firm to open a
full-fledged foreign office anywhere
in the world.
Academics As Spies To Combat Terror?
The British Government has been
accused of trying to co-opt university
teachers into "collaborating" with
security outfits in combating terror.
The Domino Effect
There are few things as demeaning as
nation-states being engulfed in
hyphenated relationships. For more
than five decades, until information
technology injected a new dimension,
India was trapped into a hyphenated