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  • Off the people

    The Hindu Business Line / 06 July 2018
    Kashmir has always been a pawn in a larger political game. Power in the State is not wielded on the principle of popular representation, but on how Delhi’s will can be imposed A ceasefire was...
  • Click and bait politics

    The Hindu Business Line / 22 June 2018
    A “social media communications hub” could well be a euphemism for greater surveillance and a covert political operation Donald Trump was carried to his unlikely victory in 2016 by a blizzard of...
  • Europe on edge

    The Hindu Business Line / 08 June 2018
    It is the season of dissonant combines, and coalitions across the continent are struggling to find their feet Recent events in Italy show yet again, that nothing can be taken for granted when...
  • Why Mahathir Mohamad’s victory may herald better times for Malaysian Indians

    Scroll.in / 28 May 2018
    The historic election win of Malaysia’s 93-year-old veteran politician Mahathir Mohamad this month has raised hopes that the condition of the country’s minority South Asian community will change for...
  • Venezuela is in economic chaos, but its people realise there are no rewards from following orthodox directives

    Hindu Business / 25 May 2018
    Hyperinflation, endemic scarcities, and widespread unemployment: a lethal economic trifecta that should in all circumstances, spell political disaster. For Nicolas Maduro, former bus-driver and...
  • Why The Citizenship Bill Can Tear Assam Apart

    The Quint / 18 May 2018
    For 30 years, Assam fought armed separatist violence some of which has morphed into more legitimised forms of abuse of power. For half a century, the state’s population has been battling annual flood...
  • A birthday gift

    The Hindu Business Line / 11 May 2018
    With the US embassy in Israel slated to shift to Jerusalem, the Zionist state is a step closer to erasing a people’s history even as it continues its war without end against neighbours It is not...
  • The intent plot

    The Hindu Business Line / 30 March 2018
    Far from threatening liberal democracy, Facebook’s pursuit of advertising gold is an affirmation of its basic premises Liberal democratic theory considers political choice as akin to shopping....
  • To Delete or Not to #DeleteFacebook, That is the Question

    The Wire / 26 March 2018
    There are no easy answers beyond ensuring that we as citizens do not surrender our privacy to darker forces until a global  internet governance regime is in place   For the last few...
  • A touch of ‘Enlightenment’

    The Hindu Business / 16 March 2018
    At a time when most pundits are given to despair over the near-collapse of global order, psychologist and linguist Steven Pinker sees immense scope for human betterment   Sunny side up...
  • Verdict from Munich Security Conference: world order on the brink, way back uncertain

    The Hindu Business Line / 02 March 2018
    Munich has hosted an annual meeting of global strategic experts since 1963, a long enough period for the event to become a barometer of the changing times. Since 2015, organisers at the Munich...
  • Leaving Male alone

    The Hindu Business / 16 February 2018
      Ring of defiance: With the police and military forming a phalanx around Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen, any external intervention to restore democratic rule is likely to be met with...
  • Domestic in Davos

    The Hindu Business Line (Blink) / 03 February 2018
    Globalisation gained a nationalist inflection at this year’s World Economic Forum Since a low-key debut in the international relations discourse in the 1990s, “globalisation” as a term grew...
  • The button line

    The Hindu Business Line (Blink) / 19 January 2018
    A delusional President sitting dangerously close to the US nuclear arsenal is as menacing as the weaponry he loves to tom-tom Leadership is judged by how effectively it gets others to behave in...
  • Gazing eastward

    Published in The Hindu Business Line (Blink) / 12 January 2018
    India’s Republic Day this year will witness a gathering of 10 heads of state and government in Delhi, a significant departure from the custom of having one invited dignitary on the occasion. In...
  • Slip through the Net

    The Hindu Business Line (Blink) / 08 December 2017
    With opaque algorithms ruling the Web, Net neutrality is likely to remain an abstraction Late-November, after a process that stretched over months of wide consultations, the Telecom Regulatory...
  • Buried in numbers

    The Hindu Business Line / 15 September 2017
    For a modern nation to establish itself on foundations of primordial racial attachments is hazardous. An intent to reverse the vast human migrations of the 19th century and after, when added to this...
  • Face to face with the Maoists who abducted two Italians in Odisha (and played chess with them)

    The Scroll / 04 September 2017
    In 2012, I had the extraordinary opportunity of joining an excursion into an Adivasi settlement in Odisha to follow the story of two Italian men abducted by the Maoists operating in the area. In that...