Archive for: Sushant K Singh

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The Republic’s day

Strengthening the republic will automatically safeguard our independence and deepen our democracy. Beyond the dancers, tableaus and marching soldiers on the Raj...

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What this politics portends

What this politics portends

The failure to challenge Congress party’s ideology can convert this crisis in governance into a crisis of governability It may be two years too early to judge...

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Criminal mistake

Last week, Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram released Crime In India-2010, a report by the (NCRB) which compiles and analyses crime statistics in India for the...

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Burying the ghosts

Although it didn’t capture the news like Anna Hazare’s fast, the recent discovery of mass graves in the Kashmir valley has still made the headlines. The...

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More arrows in the quiver

India needs to create a range of options against Pakistan. In a spectacular operation deep inside Pakistani territory, described by Robert Gates, the US defence...

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The paradox of large voter turnouts

More voters don’t necessarily mean better outcomes   Photo: Al Jazeera English Nearly three-fourths of the electorate turned out to vote in the recently...

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Shadow play

Shadow practice

A way for the BJP to show that it is prepared to govern. There is a spring in the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) step—and rightly so. The BJP, along with...

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What ails military modernisation?

Arming Without Aiming The pithy title says it all. It was a book waiting to be written for many years now. India’s military modernisation, or rather the lack of...

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A crown of thorns

A crown of thorns

These were the words, it seems, that most Indians were eagerly waiting to hear when US President Barack Obama addressed the joint session of the Indian parliament: “I...

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Don’t be afraid of the dark

The intensity of stone-pelting by violent mobs in Kashmir valley, which started in June this year, has abated substantially due to firmer policing and bold political...

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