In this season of leaks and counter-leaks, I’m confused and worried about the credibility of the Indian media. Read more

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Dev Kant Baruah was a scholar of considerable repute. But he’s remembered the most for his mawkish “Indira is India and India is Indira” quote as president of the Indian National Congress during the period of Emergency. Read more

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The DMK’s A Raja’s belated exit from the Union Cabinet had me counting the number of Congressmen removed from positions of authority after the UPA captured power in 2004. A quick count subject to correction showed that half a dozen bigwigs have been forced into relative political wilderness. Read more

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President Barack Obama has proved skeptics wrong. He made all the noises we wanted to hear: support for a permanent seat in the UNSC, lifting curbs on dual-use technology exports, cooperation in homeland security and membership of restrictive multilateral treaties and organizations such as the Nuclear Suppliers Group. Read more

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Celebrations and fireworks will continue till long after Deepawali this year. The reason: Barack Obama is slated to reach Mumbai the night after the festival of lights. He’d be in India until November 9. Read more

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