articles by Padma Rao Sundarji

World

Mahinda Rajapaksa appointed Sri Lankan PM: Ex-prez rode on anger over economic woes, graft charges to attain power

Analysts are poring over tea-leaves again, and discerning India’s hand in Friday night’s dramatic developments in Sri Lanka, when Mahinda Rajapaksa was sworn in as prime minister.

World

Sri Lanka can form new relations with Pakistan and China, but what about the others in South Asia?

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is currently on his second visit to India within two years since the unlikely 'rainbow' coalition of his United National Party (UNP) and the faction of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) under President Maithripala Sirisena came to power in a stupendous election in January 2015.

India

Lessons from Munich: It's time we equipped our cops against lone wolf attacks

The Munich shooting shows us that if we don’t want another 26/11 or worse, modernisation and reform of the police must be executed NOW.

World

Backyard terror: Is India a 'sitting duck' with its porous borders, crowded markets?

Thanks to its porous borders, radicalisation in its neighbouring countries and its eternally crowded markets, India has always been vulnerable to terror acts.

World

India-Africa ties will thrive on warmth between two peoples, not dull DAVP campaigns

Given a trade volume of $200 billion as compared to India's at $70 billion in 2014, China is Africa's No 1 trading partner.

Politics

Farewell Shaktiman, we are not worth your majesty

Farewell, sweet prince Shaktiman, graze greener pastures and never come back. We are not worth your majesty.