Articles by Praveen Swami
Nov 09, 2018
100th anniversary of end of World War-I: Memory of Indian soldiers who took part should evoke rage against British EmpireBy valorising the sacrifices of Indian soldiers during World War-I, we insult the memories of those who resisted the empire—and exonerate those who sent soldiers to fight.
Nov 06, 2018
INS Arihant isn’t going to insure India against nuclear blackmail, and Pakistan knows itINS Arihant’s first nuclear weapons-bearing patrol, Modi said, gives "a fitting response to those who indulge in nuclear blackmail”. The thing is it won’t end the problem — and Pakistan knows it.
Nov 05, 2018
Thailand's move on Kra Canal alarms New Delhi as route will boost Chinese naval power in Indian OceanThe Prime Minister of Thailand has ordered the country's National Security Council to begin examining the feasibility of proposals to build the 120-km Kra Canal, which would slash 1,200 km off the route Chinese warships now take to reach South Asian ports.
Nov 02, 2018
Enforcement Directorate officer Rajeshwar Singh goes on leave: How joint director became the god of Lutyens DelhiRajeshwar Singh handled the cases that shaped the rise of Prime Minister Narendra Modi: The 2G spectrum scandal and the bribery allegations around the Aircel-Maxis deal.
Oct 31, 2018
CBI war hits RAW nerve: AK Bassi's plea in SC indicates collusions between intel wing's top officer and bureau's Rakesh AsthanaThe Supreme Court was informed on Monday, through pleadings filed by Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Deputy Superintendent of Police Ajay Kumar Bassi, that the agency had intercepted a conversation between RAW’s Goel and banker Somesh Prasad, warning the Dubai-based fugitive not to return to India 'at any cost'.
Oct 30, 2018
Who shot the parrot? How the Asthana-Verma war broke out in the CBIA caged parrot, is how Justice AK Patnaik, now supervising the investigation into the charges Verma and Asthana have levelled at each other, had once described the CBI
Oct 18, 2018
MJ Akbar quits: Modi went by Ajit Doval's advice to seek ex-editor's exit; mounting #MeToo charges swung decisionA briefing from National Security Advisor Ajit Doval led Prime Minister Narendra Modi to pull the rug from under MJ Akbar.
Oct 17, 2018
#MeToo in India: Sexual assault and harassment have become the norm due to a culture built on toxic masculinityThe alleged behaviour of an Akbar or a Das isn't deviance; it is the norm, the #MeToo movement has exposed.
Oct 11, 2018
New Lashkar-e-Taiba base blossoming in dust-blown Pakistani town: FATF probe looms large over Imran Khan govtThe Lashkar-e-Taiba has been purchasing land in dust-blown Samasatta, south-west of Bahawalpur in Pakistan's Punjab province, hoping it will flower into a campus housing medical, educational and ideological training facilities, Indian intelligence sources have told Firstpost.
Oct 08, 2018
Civic polls in Jammu and Kashmir offer chance to rebuild state's polity, help Valley re-imagine ties with IndiaFor politics to heal the wounds of Kashmir, it must give the people of the region new ways to imagine their relationship with themselves, and with India.