Category Archives: Lead Articles (The Hindu)

A time of strategic partnerships – The Hindu (Sep 21, 2017)

A time of strategic partnerships – The Hindu (Sep 21, 2017) India pulled out all the stops last week to welcome Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe on the occasion of his fourth annual summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. For further … Continue reading

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India needs to push for a new deal – The Hindu (Sep 20, 2017)

India needs to push for a new deal – The Hindu (Sep 20, 2017) Global trade and intellectual property are at a crossroads. In a time when multilateral consensus is languishing on a large number of issues, the….  For further … Continue reading

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Lessons from Doklam – The Hindu (Aug 30, 2017)

Lessons from Doklam – The Hindu (Aug 30, 2017) The resolution of the Sino-Indian military stand-off at Doklam, that lasted close to two and a half months, is a much-awaited and welcome development where patient statecraft and deft diplomacy seem to … Continue reading

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Courting faith and reason – The Hindu (April 14, 2017)

Courting faith and reason – The Hindu (April 14, 2017) The Challenger space shuttle exploded in 1986, killing all seven crew members. It occurred because of a design flaw in the rocket boosters of the spacecraft. For further reading, visit … Continue reading

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When the unelected set the agenda – The Hindu (Feb 22, 2017)

When the unelected set the agenda – The Hindu (Feb 22, 2017) Sometimes, it seems that to understand our complex society, all that we need to do is to understand our behaviour at traffic lights. For further reading, visit “The … Continue reading

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Obama’s act of departure – The Hindu (Jan 14, 2017)

Obama’s act of departure – The Hindu (Jan 14, 2017) U.S. President Barack Obama’s farewell address in Chicago this week was an epic event, a drama in political dialogue which people sensed as a terrific performance. For further reading, visit … Continue reading

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Time to repeal the FCRA – The Hindu (Dec 27, 2016)

Time to repeal the FCRA – The Hindu (Dec 27, 2016) In early November, the Union Ministry of Home Affairs rejected the licence renewal applications, under the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010 (FCRA), of 25 non-governmental organisations (NGO). For further … Continue reading

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The unmaking of Parliament – The Hindu (Dec 19, 2016)

The unmaking of Parliament – The Hindu (Dec 19, 2016) The Indian Parliament meets, the Indian Parliament ceases to meet, and there is nary an impact of these meetings/non-meetings on the democratic discourse in the country. For further reading, visit … Continue reading

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Making of a mammoth tragedy – The Hindu (Dec 09, 2016)

Making of a mammoth tragedy – The Hindu (Dec 09, 2016) It is said that “money is an idea that inspires confidence”. At the stroke of the midnight hour, on November 9, 2016, the confidence of more than a billion … Continue reading

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Making of a legislative court – The Hindu (Dec 03, 2016)

Making of a legislative court – The Hindu (Dec 03, 2016) The Supreme Court of India, on November 30, gave an order that the national anthem will have to be played before feature films at cinema halls all over the … Continue reading

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