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  • 03-Aug-2018 | Sunanda K Datta-Ray

    Why Modi must caution his friend 'Bibi'

    With protests and the Knesset split over Netanyahu's new law reiterating that Israel is a monocultural country, it can't be called a unanimous expression of the national will

  • 21-Jul-2018 | Sunanda K Datta-Ray

    The great British optimism

    From sports to diplomacy, trade to warfront - the British 'ability' to proclaim victory in the jaws of defeat is unique

  • 20-Jul-2018 | Sunanda K Datta-Ray

    'Intertwined Lives': Biography of PN Haksar lacks an assessment of his role

    The author claims to 'have deliberately eschewed the temptation to be judgmental'. The temptation can't have been very strong in unabashed hagiography

  • 07-Jul-2018 | Sunanda K Datta-Ray

    Neighbour's envy, owner's pride

    Britain's National Health Service is bitterly criticised. But it's the envy of the world and makes Britain great

  • 23-Jun-2018 | Sunanda K Datta-Ray

    Here we go again...

    The reimposition of Governor's Rule on J&K means that 71 years after independence, the Centre still hasn't a clue about how all Kashmiris can be reconciled to their Indian identity

  • 09-Jun-2018 | Sunanda K Datta-Ray

    India, an 'open, inclusive region'? Really?

    Ask the Dalit tanner, the Muslim butcher, the Christian priest. Ask cattle traders of any religion. Ask a Muslim who falls in love with a Hindu or vice versa

  • 26-May-2018 | Sunanda K Datta-Ray

    When politics is religion & religion politics

    Having bestowed Narendra Modi on India, the almighty tried to compensate for it by receiving Kumaraswamy in nine temples in four days

  • 15-May-2018 | Sunanda K Datta-Ray

    The defiant outsider

    Corruption wasn't just a problem during Najib's time. It was also part of a matrix of mysteries when Mahathir was prime minister

  • 12-May-2018 | Sunanda K Datta-Ray

    Large consequences of small events

    Some claim that being blackballed by the Allahabad Club drove Jawaharlal Nehru into nationalist politics

  • 28-Apr-2018 | Sunanda K Datta-Ray

    A case for screening EU migrants

    If there's one reason for more careful screening of European Union migrants, it's the proliferation of crooks and criminals preying on the unwary

  • 14-Apr-2018 | Sunanda K Datta-Ray

    A feather in the cap... err... crown

    There's a move afoot to nominate the British Queen for a Nobel peace prize for her 60-year service to the Commonwealth. Does she deserve it?

  • 31-Mar-2018 | Sunanda K Datta-Ray

    The future of US-China relations

    North Korea's nuclear missile programmes and the evidence of Kim's visit to Beijing can only further strengthen China's financial and diplomatic hold

  • 17-Mar-2018 | Sunanda K Datta-Ray

    Obsession with status: Indians more meticulous than others about protocol

    The deft footwork behind Wednesday's meeting between Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav confirmed that protocol is as powerful in India's democratic politics as it was in the film Anna and the King of Siam

  • 03-Mar-2018 | Sunanda K Datta-Ray

    India, Bangladesh locked in a love-hate relationship

    Blackmail on one side and bullying on the other doesn't make for a constructive partnership

  • 17-Feb-2018 | Sunanda K Datta-Ray

    Fussing over pedigree, power & privilege

    Indian ignorance is unlimited; so is the obsession with titles

  • 03-Feb-2018 | Sunanda K Datta-Ray

    'The country is on the mobile'

    Has the average Indian become slave of gadgets that were invented to serve him?

  • 19-Jan-2018 | Sunanda K Datta-Ray

    We are like that only!

    Is it possible for even the greatest of Indians to discard the bonds of caste, class, clan or straightforward profit in favour of austere principles?

  • 05-Jan-2018 | Sunanda K Datta-Ray

    The politics of vegetarianism

    The patronage of one of the few public personalities who criticise growing intolerance can liberate vegetarianism from bondage to politics associated with bans and lynching

  • 22-Dec-2017 | Sunanda K Datta-Ray

    Rahul should wish PM Merry Christmas

    If religion holds the key in a nation of believers, the Congress president can balance his tilak, turban and Siva-bhakt talk by also visiting mosques and churches

  • 09-Dec-2017 | Sunanda K Datta-Ray

    An agenda for the new Congress president

    Rahul Gandhi should concentrate on what he can do to promote education, enlightenment and economic prosperity across the board - and not only for the favoured few

  • 24-Nov-2017 | Sunanda K Datta-Ray

    After Dalveer Bhandari what?

    India, the principal beneficiary of Bhandari's re-election to the ICJ, must think of cleansing its justice system to narrow the gap between domestic reality and international reputation

  • 10-Nov-2017 | Sunanda K Datta-Ray

    A problem of plenty

    India is a notoriously poor country with notoriously rich people who can't afford to let on they are rich

  • 27-Oct-2017 | Sunanda K Datta-Ray

    What India can learn from Germany

    That country has been able to integrate different strands into a single flowing stream

  • 13-Oct-2017 | Sunanda K Datta-Ray

    The value of a £1 coin

    Despite Brexit and the pound's deterioration, it is still the proud coin of a self-confident realm

  • 29-Sep-2017 | Sunanda K Datta-Ray

    Between a cross and a sword

    One would much rather have socialist care under an avowedly capitalist government than capitalist looting under the pretence of socialist concern