Especially for a nation like India which is embarking on the #DigitalIndia drive, this brings up an unpleasant situation. In some sense, India has been immune to cyber-attacks because it is not greatly connected – thus a sort of ‘security by obscurity’. But as we move forward to enjoy the undoubted benefits of connectivity – and they are many – we also lay ourselves open to the risks.
The Congress is not going to let the Modi government enact any law that will improve growth rates of speed up development. Time for a change in government tactics
All said the done, the case to abolish the death penalty is rather weak - at least in India's case. many so-called opponents of the death penalty are driven less by genuine belief and more by political posturing
The NDA gains nothing by even partly acquiescing in the Congress' demand for the resignation of Sushma Swaraj, Vasundhara Raje, and Shivraj Singh Chouhan. Time for the Modi government to get tough with the Congress
Accusations of plagiarism against Indian American author Rajiv Malhotra are a smoke-screen for a generalised attack on Hindu intellectuals.
Amartya Sen has done enough damage to India by his espousal of left ideology. But his recent outburst against the PM appeared more strategic than genuine, with a new book by him needing some excitement
The Aruvikkara bypoll results maintained the status quo - which means the Congress and CPM did not make gains, and the BJP's own gains may be entirely due to their one recognisable leader in the state
Narendra Modi is appropriating India's national icons and cultural memes one by one – Patel, Ambedkar, ayurveda, and now yoga - and the Congress is excluding itself from them churlishly. In the end, the Congress will be left with nothing to call its own.
There are several interesting meta-questions about this non-issue; but, in my opinion, instead of getting rattled by it, the government should just sail on, and brazen it out.
The fact that Indian Army reached out across the Myanmar border (as well as into Nagaland) and attacked separatist forces in their hideouts is quite remarkable.
Do unto others what they do unto you is a workable strategy under game theory where neither party can trust the other. This holds good for India and Pakistan.
Contrary to all the literature which claims Modi is a micro-manager, Year One of his Prime Ministership shows him not as just a manager or micro-manager, but a real leader. He has given India a different vision for the future, and many are buying it
Modi's visit to South Korea may yield economic gains, and the one to Mongolia is about projecting India's soft power. The China visit, though, will yield nothing in the short term, but a lot will depend on what leverage we develop with the US.
Modi's ongoing visit to China may not serve any purpose unless he has his strategy clear why he is going there. China is not your average benign power; its power needs to be contested with real strength
The massive Chinese investment in Pakistan has dangerous consequences for India too, and geopolitical equations change. Even China may have got more than it bargained for. India needs to play its cards extremely carefully
An earthquake is nature's unimaginable fury. It can be terrifying. As Nepal reels under the after-effects of one, it is time for India to repay its debt to the Gorkhas, who have fought every one of our wars. PM Modi did well to jump to its rescue
The Iran nuclear deal that will end sanctions in return for scaling down its uranium enrichment plans is a good development from India's angle. Together with the recent evacuation from Yemen, it gives India scope to project maritime power in the Indian Ocean
The recent demonisation of India in the western media falls into a pattern driven by fears about a nationalist Prime Minister. India clearly needs to be on guard, given the western deep state's use of NGOs and evangelical organisations to further its interests
The approval of the insurance agreement means that all suppliers, not only Americans, will now be freed from liability, and the Indian taxpayer would pick up the tab should there be, heaven forbid, a nuclear calamity.