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MJ Akbar

MJ Akbar is the author of several books, including Doolally Sahib and the Black Zamindar: Racism and Revenge in the British Raj

Congress 2022: War Dance in the Puppet Kingdom
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Congress 2022: War Dance in the Puppet Kingdom

Congress wants a regent, a placeholder for Rahul Gandhi. But who can combine political sagacity with a saintly heart? Ashok Gehlot, the loyal one, has weakened Sonia Gandhi at a vulnerable moment. If she relents, the aura of command gets blown apart. Congress has become a puzzled jigsaw rather than a jigsaw puzzle, a combination of small cardboard pieces that no longer add up to a coherent picture

30 September 2022
Essay
Letter to the Creditor

Ghulam Nabi Azad means well but his rebellion is past its sell-by date

02 September 2022
Feature
The Last Gambit

Nitish Kumar may speak with folded hands but thinks with hands crossed

19 August 2022
Essay
The Boomerang War

How Vladimir Putin has exploited the liberal disorder and survived the sanctions

22 July 2022
Essay
Syed Mahmood: Justice Courage

Syed Mahmood’s legacy as colonial India’s dissenting judge

10 June 2022
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Aurangzeb: The Emperor of Counter-Reformation

Dara Shikoh’s defeat was a turning point in history as the concept of an inclusive India yielded to the supremacy of Islam. The consequences of the decisive battle of Samugarh were felt for more than three centuries despite the Mughal empire’s rapid disintegration under the weight of his victorious brother’s bigotry

27 May 2022
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Imran Khan: The Reckoning

Imran Khan had one ingrained virtue. He was breathtakingly sincere. But good intentions do not constitute good governance. Like an amateur, he overestimated his abilities when he needed wile or guile as strategy. On his day of judgment, Imran compared his predicament to that of Imam Hussain. The messiah may be faltering, but the messiah complex is alive and well

08 April 2022
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The Mind of the Permanent Winner

Why Narendra Modi is the mothers’ choice

18 March 2022
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Is This the Beginning of A New World Order?

America sought the impossible, Russia the unattainable

04 March 2022
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Her Own Superstar

Listen to ‘Aye Mere Watan ke Logon’ in the silence of solitude and you will break down as everyone else has done at some point or the other

11 February 2022

Authors

Pratap Bhanu Mehta

Pratap Bhanu Mehta is one of India’s most influential columnists and public intellectuals

Brahma Chellaney

Brahma Chellaney is a geostrategist and the author of two award-winning books on water: Water, Peace, and War and Water: Asia’s New Battleground

MJ Akbar

MJ Akbar is the author of several books, including Doolally Sahib and the Black Zamindar: Racism and Revenge in the British Raj

Ram Madhav

Ram Madhav is a member of the National Executive of RSS and Member, Board of Governors, India Foundation

Makarand R Paranjape

Makarand R Paranjape is professor of English at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Views are personal.

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