Articles by Sreemoy Talukdar
Jun 21, 2018
International Yoga Day's success notwithstanding, India's soft power push will lack potency unless backed by hard powerWithout building military efficacy and boosting growth in the same way as China did, no amount of yoga day celebrations will have any lasting effect.
Jun 20, 2018
BJP-PDP fallout allows Centre to flush out terrorists, secure Amarnath route and target financing networksThe collapse of the BJP-PDP government in Jammu and Kashmir has brought the troubled state's political turbulence to the fore.
Jun 19, 2018
BJP ends alliance with PDP in Jammu and Kashmir: Five reasons why saffron party finally pulled the plugThere are five reasons why the BJP was finally compelled to dismantle the untenable alliance.
Jun 18, 2018
UN report on Kashmir: Outgoing chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein lacks moral authority to speak on human rightsThe UN High Commissioner for Human Rights' report on Kashmir is fallacious and irresponsible, and further erodes the credibility of the United Nations.
Jun 15, 2018
Shujaat Bukhari's killing is a grave provocation but India must not allow terror tactics to dictate terms of peaceThursday's fatal terror attack on Shujaat Bukhari, that also killed his two personal security officers, is a cynical and a strategic move.
Jun 14, 2018
Atul Kochhar losing his job for expressing opinion is bad enough, naked triumphalism of liberals far worseThe Atul Kochhar incident leaves the taste of ash in the mouth. That someone's livelihood can be snatched away at the blink of an eye for expressing an opinion (for which he subsequently expressed remorse) is bad enough. It is worse to see Indian liberals, the so-called defenders of free speech, celebrate the Michelin-starred chef's sacking and the stifling of his voice with all triumphalism at their command.
Jun 13, 2018
Donald Trump-Kim Jong-un meet: US president's sexy iconoclasm has made China emerge as biggest beneficiaryWhat do we make of Trump's faith in Kim? The summit threw up two interesting features.
Jun 12, 2018
Donald Trump-Kim Jong-un meet: US president blusters as North Korean leader shows him up on world stageDonald Trump and Kim Jong-un signed a "comprehensive" joint document at the Singapore Summit.
Jun 01, 2018
Anatomy of bypolls: Lessons for Opposition, BJP and why losses could end up helping Narendra Modi in 2019Questions will be raised on whether this social coalition or Opposition unity may hold but assuming that it does and if replicated elsewhere, this strategy may seriously challenge BJP in upcoming state elections where the saffron unit will additionally fight anti-incumbency issues.
May 31, 2018
The unimportance of being a BJP Dalit worker: Murder of a boy is par for course in Mamata land, why outrage about it?Trilochan Mahato's fault was that he was a member of BJP's youth wing and had worked hard during the recent violence-marred panchayat polls.