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    Crass diplomacy

    by AG Noorani | Updated at 12:00am on April 04, 2021

    THE US struck a poor low in the conduct of diplomatic relations recently. One thought that president Joe Biden would break with his predecessor Donald...

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    India in NATO?

    by AG Noorani | Updated at 12:00am on March 29, 2021

    WHILE it is not fair to impute motives to a writer, one cannot help wondering if he is flying a kite, especially given his background....

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    Kashmir question

    by AG Noorani | Updated at 12:00am on March 07, 2021

    THERE is now a certain urgency to the question ‘what next’ after India and Pakistan agreed last month to a ceasefire along the Line of...

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    Are we failures?

    by AG Noorani | Updated at 12:00am on March 01, 2021

    ‘YOU praise the firm restraint with which they write — | I’m with you there, of course: | They use the snaffle and the bit...

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    Freedom of dissent

    by AG Noorani | Updated at 12:00am on February 24, 2021

    THE fundamental right to dissent from the state’s views or from conventional wisdom is now being systematically denied by the government of prime minister Narendra...

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    Poisoning minds

    by AG Noorani | Updated at 12:00am on January 24, 2021

    IN AN excellent review of the great Mughal emperor Babar’s memoir, The Babarnama, published in a leading English daily in India, the reviewer recommended that...

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    Police and prosecution

    by AG Noorani | Updated at 12:00am on January 17, 2021

    IN THE course of the election campaign for the Lok Sabha polls, Narendra Modi warned the police, especially the Central Bureau of Investigation, that one...

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    Consult and decide

    by AG Noorani | Updated at 12:00am on December 13, 2020

    SINCE independence, India has seen many a protest, some massive. But never before has it seen such an organised, mammoth demonstration in which old as...

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    India’s democracy

    by AG Noorani | Updated at 12:00am on December 07, 2020

    IT IS not fashionable to cite old classics. But if one turns to Roman, Greek and, more so, the English classics, one is struck by...

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    Congress in crisis

    by AG Noorani | Updated at 12:00am on November 29, 2020

    ‘PARLIAMENTARY government, as it is understood in the UK, works by the interaction of four essential factors: the principle of majority rule; the willingness of...

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