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Modi Makes a Decisive Move in the UK

Away from the glare of television cameras and his domestic critics, Indian Prime Minister’s visit to the UK last week has managed to radically reshape the contours of the Indo-UK partnership. Where…

Vive Paris: The Beginning of History

Until recently, history seemed like a nightmare from which Paris had long ago awoken. The stupid fights over religion, economics and race that had periodically scarred the last thousand years of…

Vive Paris: Friday the 13th

13 NOVEMBER 2015: As news flashes on my iPhone of the Bataclan massacre, I remember going there when I was very young. It was a cinema then, on Boulevard Voltaire, and we kids loved it, as it was…

Vive Paris

This war has always been against the life others live. It has never been, as we tend to call it, adding respectability to barbarism, a clash between civilisations. It is a rage against civilisation.…

Four Bonds, a Numeral and Common Sense

As part of his charm offensive in London, Prime Minister Modi had audiences from Westminster to Wembley all achortle with his pitch for the all-new Rupee Bond as a worthy successor to James Bond and…

Henry Kissinger: The Soft Power of Super K

In the spring of 1969, soon after President Richard Nixon had appointed Henry Kissinger as his National Security Advisor, the Indian periodical Quest carried a long essay titled ‘The Thought of…

Maximum Government Tax

‘Minimum government, maximum governance’ is very good on the ears, but four words strung together can either be a slogan or an ideology, and the only way to differentiate between the two is the deeds…

Tamil Nadu Floods

Much of life in Chennai and several other parts of Tamil Nadu came to a standstill because of heavy, incessant rains this week. Over 70 people are believed to have died because of rain-related…

What Europe Must Get Right

By now it is clear that much of the terrorist activity in Europe, and potentially elsewhere, is due to the geopolitical upheaval in the Middle East. It is fashionable to say that US intervention in…