Ninad D. Sheth

The Secret Ring of Private Equity

It’s money that is noiselessly and forcefully reshaping Indian business. Some $10 billion is set to come in this year, making India one of its hottest destinations.

29 April 2010
Mikhail Kalashnikov and the Rifle of Choice

Over six decades since this weapon was designed by a man keen on taking on the firepower of German soldiers, nobody has been able to make a more lethal gun.

01 April 2010
A Losing Battle

There are brave forest officers who are doing their utmost to save Indian wildlife from poachers. But even their best efforts could prove too little, too late.

18 March 2010
Diplomatic Convergence

Moscow and New Delhi are updating an old friendship. Vladimir Putin’s visit to India has made that much clear.

18 March 2010
Golden Rule

The story of Ranjit Singh, whose military genius and legendary reign makes you reflect on the many what-ifs of Indian history.

17 March 2010
The Case for Strategic Silence

It is a matter of concern that our Defence Minister reacts to most problems saying it’s a “matter of concern”. High time he stopped being just concerned and did something.

11 March 2010
At Last, a Credible Deterrent

With the successful test launch of Agni-V, India will acquire its first credible nuclear deterrent.

18 February 2010
India’s Ragtag Army

It is low on money, officers, equipment and strategic vision. It just does not seem to have what it takes to fight a war—and win.

04 February 2010
The Hottest Hoax in the World

It was presented as fact. The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, led by India’s very own RK Pachauri, even announced a consensus on it. The world was heating up and humans were to blame. A pack of lies, it turns out.

28 January 2010
The Inheritors

Meet these heiresses of India Inc., who are pouring their youthful energy into the family-owned businesses they have inherited.

27 January 2010


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, among several titles, Tinderbox: The Past and Future of Pakistan. His latest book is Gandhi: A Life in Three Campaigns

Ram Madhav

Ram Madhav is a member of the National Executive of RSS and a founding member of the governing council of India Foundation. He is the author of, among other titles, Partitioned Freedom and The Hindutva Paradigm

Makarand R Paranjape

Makarand R Paranjape is an author and columnist. Views are personal.

TCA Raghavan

TCA Raghavan is a former Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan and Singapore. His first book, Attendant Lords: Abdur Rahim and Bairam Khan: Courtiers and Poets in Mughal India, was awarded the Mohammad Habib Prize by the Indian History Congress. He is also the author of The People Next Door: The Curious History of India’s Relations with Pakistan and History Men: Jadunath Sarkar, G S Sardesai, Raghubir Sinh and Their Quest for India’s Past. His latest book is Circles of Freedom: Love, Friendship and Loyalty in the Indian National Struggle


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