‘Our roads will rival those of the US by the end of 2024,’ says Nitin Gadkari

Amita Shah

After nine years as Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari’s achievements include radically increasing the pace of highway construction to 28.3 km a day. But, he tells Open, his biggest success is the popularisation of e-rickshaws

Kissinger at 100

One of the foremost strategic minds in the post-World War II era

Going Native In a Ford Bronco

Rishad Saam Mehta navigates the labyrinth of America’s national history as he drives through New England

The Caste Conundrum

Hammering an institution that outlived its utility

The Indefatigable Defender

S Jaishankar excels as Narendra Modi’s negotiator-in-chief on foreign shores and charms crowds with his repartees

Playing It Right

Renewed hostilities in the Ukraine war can pose a fresh challenge to Indian diplomacy but strategic convergences work in Delhi’s favour

Limits of the Free World

Who’s winning the new Cold War?

Why China, Not the US, Could Broker Iran-Saudi Truce

Analysts say Americans lost credibility due to their approach in the region

Foreign Concept

On caste discrimination bans in the US

China’s Message In a Balloon

As Beijing-Washington ties deteriorate, more aggressive Chinese actions after the failure of ‘Zero Covid’ present fresh security and strategic challenges for India


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