articles by Amar Bhushan

India

Narendra Modi must junk Track 2 with Pakistan, call General Bajwa instead; PM well-placed to take that gamble

Improving relations with Pakistan is like walking on quicksand. The more you try, the farther recedes the prospect of peace. Yet, there are incorrigible optimists who 'desperately' long for friendship, ignoring harsh realities on the ground

India

Handling of Kathua, Unnao rapes shows how political interference has broken police system's spine, bred inaction

The handling of Kathua and Unnao rape cases shows how scared the police is to act. The shameful part is that some of them have even abetted the crimes.

Politics

Hail democracy, but damn the Parliament: Budget Session unveiled a new low in Indian politics

The entire second half of the Budget Session of Parliament was lost to allegations and intimidation. Business was transacted for 19 minutes in the Lok Sabha and two-and-a-half hours in Rajya Sabha across 23 days

Politics

Gorakhpur, Phulpur a good start for Opposition, but one boundary won’t win them match against Modi in 2019

The recent upset for Narendra Modi's BJP in Gorakhpur and Phulpur bypolls in Uttar Pradesh have occupied an unreasonable amount of space in public debates