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EXPECTATIONS FROM SOLDIERS IN POLITICS

LT GENERAL BHOPINDER SINGH

Ill-informed orthodoxy of the past suggested that the ‘apolitical’ mandate of the Indian Armed Forces should sub-consciously extend to the veterans in the post-retirement phase of their existence. This ingrained shunning and contempt for the electoral process and it’s ‘dhotiwallahs’ was the bugbear of the e ... Read More

FOR GOD'S SAKE LEAVE US ALONE-

ANAND PRAKASH

Our leaders are made of stern stuff –tirelessly working overtime to improve the lives of the aam aadmi. The neta knows best. 

Armed with the mandate of the people our leaders get down to the serious business of governance. The party manifesto, a crusty old document, which is rarely read, ... Read More

RUSSIA- US: NEW COLD WAR OR SPY VS SPY?

ANURADHA CHENOY

NEW DELHI: If there is one foreign policy position that President Trump is clear about, it is his determination to have a détente with Russia. It is equally clear that the US deep state along with US liberals and neo conservative lobby are determined to circumvent Trump’s policies, especially any détente with ... Read More

KATHUA, A SYMPTOM OF AN ENDANGERED STATE

SEEMA MUSTAFA

NEW DELHI: The Bharatiya Janata Party is dominant in Jammu, the Hurriyat in Srinagar and Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti is floating somewhere over no man’s land. With her job reduced to signing off on decisions taken by the centre, Mufti at the start of 2017 seems to be in rougher weather in that her authorty has eroded alm ... Read More

TRUMP WORLD ORDER: WESTERN INTELLIGENCE ON SIXES AND SEVENS

SAEED NAQVI

Pardon my naiveté, but I cannot for the life of me, comprehend why the entire US establishment, with the Intelligence Community in the vanguard, is in convulsions about the alleged Russian efforts to hack into the US elections which brought Donald Trump to power. The CIA must be lazy if it doesn’t hack into Moscow, Beijing, everywhe ... Read More

THE DEMONETISATION FIASCO: NOT EVEN A PINPRICK TO BLACK ECONOMY

PRABHAT PATNAIK

NEW DELHI: The demonetisation of 86 percent of the currency of the country, a virtually unprecedented measure anywhere in the world, has brought immense hardship to the working people of the country, and will damage their living standards permanently (since the Modi government plans not to replace the entire value of the demone ... Read More

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