Compounding The Iraq Folly In The
going to find it difficult to maintain
its large military presence in the
Middle East without attracting
increasing terrorist attacks on its
forces and without destabilising the
regimes it supports.
Policies Foreign To Realpolitik
The year 2006 ended with India facing
a strange dilemma in conducting its
foreign policy when Iraq's Shia
leaders, with American acquiescence,
executed former President Saddam
7/7: Intelligence Failure?
Barely 24 hours before the
bombings of July 7, 2005, in which 52
persons were killed, head of Britain's
intelligence agency MI5, Dame Eliza
Manningham-Buller, reportedly told
senior Labour MPs that there was no
imminent threat of a terrorist . . .
Olmert Visits China
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert
began a three-day visit to China on
Tuesday. The visit is aimed at
boosting trade and military ties.
Bringing To Book The Guilty Men Of
The legal arguments used by the
U.S.-sponsored Iraqi court to convict
Saddam Hussein of crimes against
humanity apply even more forcefully to
those American leaders who ordered the
illegal invasion and occupation of
Bjp’s Hindutva Won’t Find Political
The BJP is determined to resurrect the
discarded ideology of Hindu Rashtra.
It had tried to do so earlier, and had
Unrest In Xinjiang
Uighurs are carrying on a campaign
against alleged Han colonisation of
western China and suppression of Islam
there, says B Raman . . . .
Data Handed Over To The Infamous
An ordinary person who wants to invest
in the stock market or a mutual fund,
or simply open a saving bank account,
is bombarded by ever increasing
compliance regulations under the
pretext of automation, efficiency,
better governance or prevention of . .
Don't Nuke The Facts
The future of the US-India nuclear
deal remains uncertain despite
President Bush signing into law the
In Cold Blood
This is not the first time that the
ULFA has indulged in such brutal
tactics to intimidate people from
other parts of India living in Assam
and force them to leave. The lack of
decisive political will—in Guwahati as
well as in New Delhi— is proving
Rewriting History, India To Unshackle
Signaling a historic shift in its
policy towards smaller neighbours,
India is set to rewrite a 57-year-old
that was patently unequal and widely
seen as a symbol of
hegemonic intent in the subcontinent.
Min: A Number To Identify Mf Investors
Or Harass Them?
Mutual fund investors are still
smarting over their New Year gift, in
the form of immobilised accounts
pending the acquisition of MIN
numbers. A flurry of angry emails have
questioned the need for separate
Mutual Fund Identification Numbers
(MIN) . . .
Israel "Plans'' Strike Against Iran
Air force squadrons training to "blow
up'' a plant at Natanz . . . .
Nine Ways To Look West
The first order of diplomatic business
for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in
2007 would be joining the rescheduled
East Asia Summit this week.
A Strategic Impasse?
India will soon have to fight its own war against a force
oozing with confidence.
Why Quota For Muslims?
Those who have read William
Dalrymple’s The Last Mughal, an
evocative reconstruction of the final
days of the Timurid dynasty, would
have noticed something odd about the
rag-tag court of Bahadur Shah Zafar:
the near-total absence of Hindus.
Over the years,
has witnessed passionate debates over
the writing of its history. Under the
National Democratic Alliance
Government, Murli Manohar Joshi began
the process of purging history
textbooks of their alleged Marxist
Those familiar with Bengali films of
an earlier vintage may be forgiven for
thinking that West Bengal is the land
of the permanently aggrieved.
Pm Promises Advisory Agency For
Inviting the overseas Indian community
to invest in the country’s rapidly
growing economy, Prime Minister
Manmohan Singh on Sunday announced the
government’s proposal to set up an
Indian overseas facilitation centre to
render investment advisory services.
Mulayam In Blunderland
There is a growing impression in the
political class that Uttar Pradesh
Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav's
political instincts have been blunted.
Of Doggie Poop & City Governance
On a wintry day in Mumbai last week,
as I walked briskly down Marine Drive,
marveling at a full moon that was
still out at dawn, my serene morning
ruminations were interrupted by a
cellphone-toting official from the
newly-formed municipal dog-shit squad.
Sebi did well to order the impounding
of Nissan Copper trades following
evidence of market manipulation as
soon as it was listed.
Pressure For Manmohan, Mirwaiz Meeting
New Delhi policy establishment divided.
U.K. Immigrants Feel "Betrayed"
Many Indians among the affected Fair
policy, says Britain MPs join campaign
against new rules.
China Buddhists Coming
"Auspicious beginning for India-China