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India opposes new US proposal on food stockholding in developing countries

23 March 2015 12:10 AM GMT
India and other members of the G-33 grouping have opposed a new US proposal for a permanent solution to the factious issue of food stockholding for...

Qui est Charlie?

27 Jan 2015 11:10 PM GMT
As I walked towards the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG), a melancholic woman stopped me and asked: “Tu es Charlie (Are you Charlie)?”,...

‘There are many threats to freedom of expression’

16 Jan 2015 10:28 PM GMT
How did you choose the stories in ‘A Clutch of Indian Masterpieces: Extraordinary Short Stories from the 19th Century to the Present’?As I have said...

‘Cleansing of the system has already started’

18 Oct 2014 10:20 PM GMT
Vinod Rai was the 11th comptroller and auditor general (CAG) of India from January 2008 till May 2013. His tenure was ridden with controversies as he...

What to expect from Modi-Obama meet?

23 Aug 2014 10:03 PM GMT
If artifice is intrinsic to diplomacy, the agenda of the meeting between US Secretary of State John Kerry and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 1...

It takes two to tango

4 Aug 2014 8:04 PM GMT
It would be naive to reduce the Modi-Kerry meeting to a trade facilitation agreement (TFA) success/failure talk. The build-up to the meeting was as...

‘Discussed likely changes in UN with Narendra Modi’

2 Aug 2014 10:04 PM GMT
Ugandan foreign minister Sam Kutesa said at the end of his five-day trip with a delegation of ministers in New Delhi on Wednesday (30 July). Kutesa...

Iraq hostage crisis that wasn’t

18 July 2014 9:10 PM GMT
On 5 July, the special AI-160 flight carrying 46 Indian nurses and 137 other Indians from strife-torn Iraq to Kochi had to make an unscheduled stop...

Tracking silent revolution in a Rajasthan village

23 Jun 2014 9:48 PM GMT
As India goes into a tizzy with the arrival of achchhe din, the lexicon of the big is asserting itself with renewed vigour. ‘Good times’, an obvious...

Blackwill and the art of diplomacy

14 Jun 2014 11:36 PM GMT
Robert D Blackwill, former US ambassador to India (2001-2003), in his physical impression can be somewhat deceptive. When sitting he appears to be...

Wendy Doniger: A student remembers an exceptional teacher

28 March 2014 11:00 PM GMT
‘Be what you would seem to be – or, if you’d like it put more simply – Never imagine yourself not to be otherwise than what it might appear to others...
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