Sudeep Chakravarti is the author of several books, including Highway 39: Journeys through a Fractured Land, set in Nagaland and Manipur
The fragmented Naga polity is looking set for a possible power sharing scenario. India would do well to stay out of the way of the proceedings.
A think tank report warns that India is poised on the brink of anarchy, that we could hurtle very fast into an ungovernable mess. Worst case scenario? But highly plausible. The signs are all around us.
One Goa port-soaked afternoon, I signed up for karate lessons and my daughter sniggered. A year later, as I scales walls Crouching Tiger style to save stranded cats, I’m the ‘cool’ dad.
So long as Nepal cannot attain political stability without them, the landlocked country’s Maoists have the strongest hand to play. What might Prachanda’s next move look like?
Frogs as an outlawed delicacy in the midst of a culture war
Peace in Nepal, or merely the absence of war, continues at the pleasure of the Maoists. For how long will this carry on?
Cricket crazed they may well be, but Sri Lankans live in a country at war with itself. If President Rajapaksa sees reason, enduring peace and an economic boom await India’s island neighbour
CELESTIAL HEROISM IS a bestseller, unless it is badly made. In it merges great survivor dramas and the romance of breaching the boundaries of human…
Pratap Bhanu Mehta is one of India’s most influential columnists and public intellectuals
Brahma Chellaney is a geostrategist and the author of nine books, including the award-winning Water, Peace, and War : Confronting the Global Water Crisis
MJ Akbar is an MP and the author of, most recently, Gandhi’s Hinduism: The Struggle Against Jinnah’s IslamWhile
Ram Madhav is National General Secretary of the BJP and Director of India Foundation
Makarand R Paranjape, director, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, is the author of the forthcoming book Swami Vivekananda: Hinduism and India’s Road to Modernity. Views are personal
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