Authors Posts by Mani Shankar Aiyar

Mani Shankar Aiyar

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Diplomatic damp squib

It is all but forgotten that the Korean War (1950-53) was brought to an armistice only after India agreed to make itself available to...

Mani Shankar Aiyar on Pranab Mukherjee’s speech to RSS

I must confess to having felt queasy when I heard that our former Rashtrapati, Pranab Mukherjee, a man I much admire, was likely to accept...

Modi’s neighbourhood policy: Chronicling four wasted years

On May 26, 2014, while the media applauded and Indian, South Asian and world opinion welcomed Narendra Modi’s innovative move to invite heads of state/government from...

Missing a Nobel chance

The Nobel Peace Prize, 2017, has just been awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). Had India joined 122 other member-states...

On Rohingyas, Modi Regime Ends India’s Golden Tradition

Over the last 70 years, independent India has opened its doors to refugees of every religion - Buddhists of Tibet; Muslims of Afghanistan; Hindus...

Ram Rahim’s Blockbuster Appeal

And so, after 15 long years, the law has finally caught up with Baba Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh. He will spend the next two...

Open Letter To Swapan Dasgupta

Dear Swapan, Come off it, mate! You are just as much a victim of "rootless cosmopolitanism" as I am (your phrase from your infamous comment...

When Army Chief says he wishes Kashmiris were firing at his...

Centred around the controversial decision to reward Major NL Gogoi with a Certificate of Commendation from the army chief, even as a Court of...

Why Vajpayee Would Never Pick Adityanath

Would Atal Bihari Vajpayee have appointed Yogi Adityanath as Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh? Asking such a question is not a mindless exploration of...

Chandan Mitra On Yogi Adityanath

One must offer worshipful thanks to Chandan Mitra for enlightening us on this site on the powerful reasons that led Modi-Shah (like Laurel-and-Hardy, they...

For Modi, A Tip On Aiming For The Nobel Prize

While the country is obsessing over tomorrow's (11th March) election outcome in UP and four other states, I have been away in distant Colombia...

Mehbooba Is Kashmir’s Big Disappointment

The snows are melting. Spring is in the air. But Kashmir's Winter of Discontent is far from over. As for the union  and state...