Akrita Reyar

The Baloch Betrayal

It was Mohammad Ali Jinnah who had fought and won a legal case on behalf of the Khan of Kalat for declaring Balochistan an independent country – separate from India and Pakistan. It was Jinnah who made a perfidious volte-face …Here’s a looking at the world’s longest running insurgency movement and the perils ahead. 

May 01, 2017, 17:28 PM IST

The legend of Gorakhnath and the new political avatar in UP

As Yogi Adityanath completes one month as Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, a look at the legacy of the Gorakhnath mutt and its rising ‘son’.  

Apr 18, 2017, 15:41 PM IST

Proposing an Imaginative Solution to Ayodhya’s Babri Masjid-Ram Mandir tangle

Is India ready for an audacious answer?

Mar 21, 2017, 13:52 PM IST

Why Sufi Lal Shahbaz Qalandar holds the key to Pakistan’s future security

One day the Sufi saint Lal Shahbaz Qalandar was wandering through a desert with a friend when dusk fell and it suddenly turned very cold.

Mar 15, 2017, 17:13 PM IST
UP Election Result and its 7 hallmarks

UP Election Result and its 7 hallmarks

The Modi-Shah juggernaut is unstoppable.

Mar 11, 2017, 15:10 PM IST

Will Donald Trump be an environmental disaster? History of 1880s holds the answer!

Security and progress versus wildlife and environment. 150 years earlier, human endeavour won over Mother Nature. Is history going to repeat itself in an even more brutal way?  

Feb 22, 2017, 09:47 AM IST
Arun Jaitley’s Union Budget 2017: The Big Takeaways and Analysis

Arun Jaitley’s Union Budget 2017: The Big Takeaways and Analysis

After much speculation whether the Union Budget will be presented today after the sudden demise of parliamentarian E Ahamed, the cat is finally out of the bag.

Feb 01, 2017, 17:36 PM IST

Delhi Smog – Let’s not live on borrowed time

At the onset of the New Year, we must pledge not to convert Delhi into a gas chamber that we experienced it to be in the last months of 2016.

Jan 06, 2017, 18:02 PM IST

Nailing Pakistan’s historic lies on Kashmir – Point by Point

I remember a very interesting conversation with my grandfather about Kashmir relating with the remarkable speech made by K Krishna Menon at the United Nations in January 1957. Menon was at that tim

Oct 21, 2016, 16:45 PM IST
Nailing Pakistan’s historic lies on Kashmir – Point by Point

Nailing Pakistan’s historic lies on Kashmir – Point by Point

I remember a very interesting conversation with my grandfather about Kashmir relating with the remarkable speech made by K Krishna Menon at the United Nations in January 1957.

Oct 18, 2016, 18:00 PM IST

How I fell in love with Japan…

Japan was perfect - in stillness and in movement; in mannerism, courtesy, beauty, dedication, organisational skills and devotion to the country.

Sep 30, 2016, 16:31 PM IST
Five reasons why Pakistan is denying India’s surgical strikes across LoC

Five reasons why Pakistan is denying India’s surgical strikes across LoC

The reasons why Pakistan may not want to admit that India’s surgical strikes across LoC were successful is because Pakistan would never ever want to admit the success of the Indian Army.

Sep 29, 2016, 16:44 PM IST

View from the Window

It is not that one is not aware of living a relatively privileged life in a vastly poor country. But that day the reality hit me in a much more real manner.

Jul 08, 2016, 12:03 PM IST

Raghuram Rajan: Why RBI needed more of him

Raghuram Rajan’s parting line of communication about being “available to serve” the country gives us hope.

Jul 01, 2016, 21:30 PM IST
What happens after the Brexit vote – the steps ahead!

What happens after the Brexit vote – the steps ahead!

The Brexit referendum result will be announced on June 24, 2016.

Jun 23, 2016, 14:23 PM IST
Brexit: Britain's revival or EU's fall?

Brexit: Britain's revival or EU's fall?

A convincing vote to remain in EU could mean David Cameron continues as the British PM; a vote for exit would see him yielding to a new leader.

Jun 23, 2016, 13:54 PM IST

Why Shaktiman the horse is neighing for a saner world!

BJP MLA Ganesh Joshi is alleged to have brutally beaten up ‘Shaktiman’, so much so that terrified creature needed to be operated upon.

Mar 17, 2016, 14:17 PM IST

Lord Shiva – As He revealed himself to a Hungarian artist!

Among the pantheon of Indian deities, there is one who is particularly known for his simplicity and innocence and thus lovingly addressed as “Bhole Baba”.

Mar 07, 2016, 13:39 PM IST

How the Oscars indicate the rise of Donald Trump!

More than the glitter and glamour of the biggest awards in the world of films, and the headlines of Leonardo DiCaprio picking his first trophy, was the not so pleasant #OscarsSoWhite campaign.

Mar 04, 2016, 13:58 PM IST

Arun Jaitley’s Union Budget 2016-17: Five Takeaways

Possibly too keenly aware of the BJP being seen as corporate friendly and, possibly, deriving lessons from the Bihar drubbing, the government has most conspicuously given an agri and rural push.

Feb 29, 2016, 19:18 PM IST