Articles by Sreemoy Talukdar
Jun 23, 2017
Kulbhushan Jadhav video: Facing US ire, a desperate attempt from Pakistan to salvage narrativeNot for the first time, Pakistan is playing a game of smoke and mirrors with Kulbhushan Jadhav. The latest so-called confessional video aired by Rawalpindi and an attendant claim that the retired Indian naval officer has sought "clemency" from Pakistan Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa for his "acts of espionage, subversion and terrorism in Balochistan" is targeted more at Washington than at The Hague.
Jun 22, 2017
Narendra Modi in US: Trade leverages can turn Donald Trump into a facilitator for closer bilateral tiesThe upcoming Narendra Modi-Donald Trump meeting in the United States might be more fruitful than a lot are giving it credit for.
Jun 21, 2017
Narendra Modi in US: Here's why India urgently needs a Donald Trump policyThree days to go before Air Force One flies into Washington DC and politicians, think-tanks, policymakers and media are already engaged in feverish speculation on the outcome of Narendra Modi's first meeting with US president Donald Trump.
Jun 20, 2017
Presidential Election 2017: Narendra Modi and Amit Shah's shrewd move shows they have no equalThe selection of Ram Nath Kovind as NDA's presidential candidate is a politically astute move. It goes to show just why Narendra Modi and Amit Shah are politicians 24x7.
Jun 19, 2017
ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Fan reaction at India's loss in final shows why we are a 'small nation'The stereotypical India fan has shown yet again that when it comes to cricket, his/her reaction is not at all different from the antics of an average Pakistani or a Bangladeshi fan.
Jun 15, 2017
Gorkhaland demand: BJP's internal differences out in the open; ambivalence no longer an optionAs Gurung demands his pound of flesh from Centre in backing his demand, the BJP is finding it increasingly difficult to keep up its political positioning on Gorkhaland.
Jun 14, 2017
Call for Gorkhaland: Collateral damage of Mamata-BJP's grim battle of identities in West BengalAlarmed by BJP's rise — which has proposed an alternate cultural paradigm rooted in muscular Hindi chauvinism — Mamata Banerjee is trying to use language as the counter-culture to stymie BJP's agenda.
Jun 13, 2017
Narendra Modi in US: In dealing with a fickle Donald Trump, focus must be on building personal bondIt is worth noting that Donald Trump will host Narendra Modi in their first face-to-face meeting on 26 June at the White House, not the US president's favourite Mar-a-Lago retreat where he schmoozed with Chinese president Xi Jinping or Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe.
Jun 12, 2017
General Bipin Rawat is one of India's finest army chiefs but he may do well to talk a little lessThere is a case to be made that despite being one of India's finest army chiefs, General Bipin Rawat is doing himself no favour by frequent media appearances.
Jun 10, 2017
UK Election 2017: Theresa May's costly gamble has torpedoed Britain's fight against radical IslamOn Monday, seeking to reassure a Britain under siege from repeated Islamist terror attacks, Theresa May promised a tougher approach.