Kuldip Nayar

The economics of politics

The economics of politics

The tragedy is that Muslims have withdrawn instead of confronting Hindutva with all their force. Updated 07 Feb, 2018 07:48am
These are beefy issues

These are beefy issues

The demolition of the Babri Masjid and the ban on cattle sale for slaughter are two sides of the same coin. Updated 07 Jun, 2017 09:04am
Nehru vs Patel

Nehru vs Patel

India’s interests would have been served better if Sardar Patel, in place of Jawaharlal Nehru, had been the... Published 07 Nov, 2013 11:24am

India’s northeast awaits Delhi’s attention

NEW DELHI: India’s northeast is the most combustible region. Some 250 ethnic groups are arrayed against one another and New Delhi to fight for their identity, some seeking even an outside-India status. Published 05 Aug, 2012 03:17am

Confession of a terrorist

THE Aligarh Muslim University vice-chancellor has written to the government to provide protection for his... Published 28 Jan, 2011 12:56am

India`s uneven progress

I LOOK back with nostalgia on the days leading to the foundation of the Indian Republic. Although the constitution... Published 21 Jan, 2011 12:57am

Demand for new states

STATES in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh are partly the result of accident and partly of British presence in the... Published 13 Jan, 2011 08:06pm

Time to begin a dialogue

MOHAMMAD Ali Jinnah did not want to mix state matters and religion. The forces which are today trying to assert... Published 07 Jan, 2011 12:49am

A stormy year ahead?

NOBEL Laureate Amartya Sen has said at the International Tagore Conference in Kolkata that “a deep political... Published 30 Dec, 2010 07:25pm

Wen`s India visit

ONE did not have to be an expert on China to anticipate that Prime Minister Wen Jiabao’s visit to India would be a... Published 23 Dec, 2010 08:02pm

On a sticky wicket

WHEN the efficacy of the parliamentary system is doubted in a democratic polity, the finger may well be pointed at... Published 16 Dec, 2010 08:09pm
Time to break the ice

Time to break the ice

PAKISTANI Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi was recently reminded of his promise to visit New Delhi to resume... Published 10 Dec, 2010 12:09am

A question of ethics

THE voice of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton lacked the ring of sincerity. True, she had to defend the... Published 03 Dec, 2010 02:37am

Bihar leads the way

BIHAR, with its 80 million people, is amongst the most important states in Indian politics. The Jaya Prakash Narayan... Published 26 Nov, 2010 12:47am

Changing the status quo

ON his visit to Pakistan in 1999, the then Indian prime minister Atal Behari Vajpayee wrote in the visitors` book at... Published 12 Nov, 2010 01:48am

N-suppliers’ liability

IT is difficult to predict the verdict of history on the US-India nuclear pact. But what cannot be denied are the... Published 04 Nov, 2010 07:33pm

In the name of tolerance

I HAVE not been able to make out why the ruling Congress has been inactive when it could have taken the initiative ... Published 29 Oct, 2010 03:20am
Judiciary on trial

Judiciary on trial

THE judiciary is facing questions about its functioning. It is not only the backlog of cases which horrify people ... Published 22 Oct, 2010 12:00am

Storm in a teacup

TIMING is an important factor for politicians. If they do not know what should be said and when, they can land... Published 15 Oct, 2010 12:00am