Army liberalises social media policy
Army liberalises social media policy

Nitin Gokhale

Monday, 18 July 2016

It took some time in coming but the Indian Army, after a few baby steps since 2013, has finally…

Tags: Indian army liberal official policy social media

A sense of proportion on AFSPA, Army, anyone?
A sense of proportion on AFSPA, Army, anyone?

Nitin Gokhale

Sunday, 10 July 2016

Not unexpectedly, the turmoil in Kashmir Valley is grabbing all the headlines for the past 48 hours in the wake…

Tags: AFSPA army blog Burhan Wani kashmir valley Nitin Gokhale

India and Vietnam: Going beyond Brahmos
India and Vietnam: Going beyond Brahmos

Nitin Gokhale

Saturday, 4 June 2016

As India’s Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar winds up the Singapore leg of his two-nation, south-east Asia sojourn and heads…

Tags: brahmos hanoi India India Vietnam vietnam

1965 War: How the nation rose as one
1965 War: How the nation rose as one

Nitin Gokhale

Monday, 10 August 2015

Talking about conflicts and war, many of us only remember the soldiers and their contribution but very often,…

At last a specialist cadre for defence acquisition!
At last a specialist cadre for defence acquisition!

Nitin Gokhale

Saturday, 18 July 2015

A Committee of Specialists tasked to revamp defence procurement in India has recommended formation of a dedicated procurement…

Why villages along China border need urgent attention
Why villages along China border need urgent attention

Nitin Gokhale

Saturday, 27 June 2015

In the 32 years as a media practitioner, nothing gave me more joy than travelling to the remotest…

Reclaiming the North-east
Reclaiming the North-east

Nitin Gokhale

Saturday, 20 June 2015

A day after the 4 June ambush on the Indian Army’s 6 Dogra Battalion in Manipur’s Chandel district…

Enhancing security on the Western Sea Board
Enhancing security on the Western Sea Board

Nitin Gokhale

Saturday, 9 May 2015

The Indian Navy has a new base in Gujarat. Christened INS ‘Sardar Patel’, the latest Naval establishment was…

Experts to suggest simplified defence acquisitions
Experts to suggest simplified defence acquisitions

Nitin Gokhale

Saturday, 2 May 2015

On Friday, an innocuous notification issued by the Acquisition Wing of the Defence Ministry may have gone unnoticed…

The dangers of being on the Siachen
The dangers of being on the Siachen

Nitin Gokhale

Sunday, 26 April 2015

This month–on 13 April to be precise–India celebrated the 31st anniversary of Operation Meghdoot that allowed the Army…

Buying Rafales outright best decision under current circumstances
Buying Rafales outright best decision under current circumstances

Nitin Gokhale

Saturday, 11 April 2015

India’s decision to buy outright 36 Rafale fighter jets from Dassault Aviation of France has expectedly evoked mixed…

Remembering a long forgotten Chief Minister
Remembering a long forgotten Chief Minister

Nitin Gokhale

Saturday, 28 March 2015

One by one, icons and inspirational figures of my youth are moving on.    In the last six months, three…

Need for a crisis communication code
Need for a crisis communication code

Nitin Gokhale

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Last week, in Jaipur, I happened to be a co-panelist with RD Pradhan, a former civil servant, former…

In Colombo, the effort to restore balance
In Colombo, the effort to restore balance

Nitin Gokhale

Saturday, 14 March 2015

Amidst the euphoria generated in Colombo over Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s two-day visit to Sri Lanka, two…

The insider-outsider conundrum in the north-east
The insider-outsider conundrum in the north-east

Nitin Gokhale

Saturday, 7 March 2015

The horrific lynching of a rape accused in Dimapur on Thursday and the subsequent commentaries/reporting of the incident…

Will the sensitive matter of border state Arunachal Pradesh be solved during Modi government?
Will the sensitive matter of border state Arunachal Pradesh be solved during Modi government?

Nitin Gokhale

Sunday, 1 March 2015

If nothing else, the Chinese are consistent. Each time India’s President or Prime Minister visits the border state…

When the military becomes media
When the military becomes media

Nitin Gokhale

Saturday, 21 February 2015

The re-emergence of the ‘terror boat’ debate over the last few days, based on a Coast Guard officer’s…

Sirisena comes calling: An opportunity for India
Sirisena comes calling: An opportunity for India

Nitin Gokhale

Saturday, 14 February 2015

More than a month after the unexpected turn of political events that witnessed the ouster of a seemingly…

Operation Sadbhavna has outlived its utility
Operation Sadbhavna has outlived its utility

Nitin Gokhale

Saturday, 31 January 2015

For over 16 years, the Indian Army has conducted Operation Sadbhavna–as part of its WHAM (winning hearts and…

Obama's India visit: The deliverables India & US will be looking for
Obama's India visit: The deliverables India & US will be looking for

Nitin Gokhale

Saturday, 24 January 2015

Ten years ago, Pranab Mukherjee as India’s then defence minister signed a defence framework agreement with the United…

Fulfilling the Army's basic needs a priority
Fulfilling the Army's basic needs a priority

Nitin Gokhale

Monday, 19 January 2015

In May, a couple of days after the Narendra Modi-led government had assumed office, I had an occasion…

The Karachi boat wasn't an ordinary fishing vessel, writes Nitin Gokhale
The Karachi boat wasn't an ordinary fishing vessel, writes Nitin Gokhale

Nitin Gokhale

Monday, 19 January 2015

For a number of important functionaries in the Indian Coast Guard, NTRO (the National Technical Research Organisation) and…

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Can Trump change US or is it just rhetoric?
Can Trump change US or is it just rhetoric?

Aakar Patel

Sunday, 22 January 2017

America’s presidential candidates usually talk of three things — changing Washington, putting America first and putting Americans to work.   The…

Tags: Donald Trump terrorism united states usa

Drama in Lucknow: Mulayam transfers assets, retains liabilities
Drama in Lucknow: Mulayam transfers assets, retains liabilities

Kanchan Gupta

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

What was threatening to turn into a fratricidal war similar to the battles at Kurukshetra that pitted kith versus…

Tags: akhilesh yadav lucknow mulayam singh samajwadi party uttar pradesh

It's advantage Akhilesh Yadav in UP 
It's advantage Akhilesh Yadav in UP 

By Sandip Ghose

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Call it a well-scripted drama or a choreographed act, there is no denying that Akhilesh Yadav has pulled off…

Tags: akhilesh yadav cycle

Exclusive! Church stands still on Dalit empowerment
Exclusive! Church stands still on Dalit empowerment

By Sandhya Jain

Monday, 16 January 2017

After decades of denying rampant discrimination against poor and lower caste converts, the Catholic Church has officially concluded that…

Tags: Christianity Dalit Hindu Community Prevention of Atrocities Act

Kohraa
Kohraa

Gautam Chintamani

Monday, 16 January 2017

  This mid-1960s film had everything to redefine the horror genre in Hindi cinema but ended up being a glorious…

Tags: Kohraa

With Barnala's death, mystery over Longowal's assassination dies too
With Barnala's death, mystery over Longowal's assassination dies too

By Rasheed Kidwai

Monday, 16 January 2017

  Former Chief Minister, Union Minister and Governor Surjit Singh Barnala passed away on Saturday carrying many tales and secrets…

Tags: Barnala death Surjit Singh Barnala

It's not Foreign Minister's job to mind Amazon
It's not Foreign Minister's job to mind Amazon

By Aakar Patel

Monday, 16 January 2017

India’s Foreign Minister has apparently recovered national pride after making the world’s largest online retailer bend. What happened was…

Tags: amazon Foreign Minister

Kejriwal as AAP's CM candidate in Punjab?
Kejriwal as AAP's CM candidate in Punjab?

By Sandip Ghose

Thursday, 12 January 2017

This is an age of disruption. And Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is supposed to be the master of…

Tags: AAP CM candidate kejriwal punjab

Will Jaitley Halve Corporate Taxes On February 1?
Will Jaitley Halve Corporate Taxes On February 1?

By Gautam Mukherjee

Monday, 9 January 2017

    Key Indian financial policy inputs have come from a series of highly qualified US-backed World Bank(WB), International Monetary Fund (IMF), Washington think-tank/American academia nominees, for over 25 years…

Tags: arun jaitley Halve Corporate Taxes

Citizens need healthcare more than guns
Citizens need healthcare more than guns

Aakar Patel

Monday, 9 January 2017

I’m writing this from Hertfordshire in England, with a fractured foot. I was bowling when my left foot turned…

Tags: aakar patel healthcare healthcare england healthcare india healthcare UK HOSPITALS IN UK

Inkaar
Inkaar

Gautam Chintamani

Monday, 9 January 2017

  This edition of Classic Corner takes a relook at Raj N. Sippy’s Inkaar (1977) that adapted a Japanese original…

Tags: Cinema Obscura Inkaar

No sign yet of truce in SP as feuding Yadavs refuse to relent
No sign yet of truce in SP as feuding Yadavs refuse to relent

By Rajesh Singh

Monday, 9 January 2017

Feuds in political families happen all the time. We saw that in Andhra Pradesh years ago after NT Rama…

Tags: AIADMK mulayam singh yadav Yadav

Mamata on top as poor strategy hobbles BJP in West Bengal
Mamata on top as poor strategy hobbles BJP in West Bengal

Sandip Ghose

Thursday, 5 January 2017

The BJP’s West Bengal strategy since the 2014 Lok Sabha election would leave even its most ardent supporters and…

Tags: BJP CBI Demonetisation mamata banerjee mulayam singh yadav narendra modi trinamool congress West Bengal

Pakistan will find it hard to play double game with Trump
Pakistan will find it hard to play double game with Trump

Divya Kumar Soti

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Donald Trump’s victory in the US presidential election was a bigger jolt for Pakistan than poll pundits who got…

Tags: Donald Trump Pakistan terrorism united states

2016 has been a year of disruptive change
2016 has been a year of disruptive change

Sandip Ghose

Saturday, 31 December 2016

We are exiting 2016 – with one section of the people feeling mauled and battered and a vast majority…

Tags: 2017 Demonetisation narendra modi NEW YEAR

More than Virat-Ashiwn’s success, 2016 belonged to Team India’s indecisive selection policy
More than Virat-Ashiwn’s success, 2016 belonged to Team India’s indecisive selection policy

GS Vivek

Wednesday, 28 December 2016

No, this isn’t about Modi’s governance; or the 60+ U-turns in a fantasy demonetization series. And certainly not about…

Tags: Ashish Nehra ravichandran ashwin virat kohli yuvraj singh

After demonetisation, will it be lower taxes?
After demonetisation, will it be lower taxes?

Sandip Ghose

Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Since his return from Japan in the second week of November, most rallies where Prime Minister Narendra Modi has…

Tags: currency ban Demonetisation narendra modi tax

George Michael is never gonna sing again
George Michael is never gonna sing again

Gautam Chintamani

Monday, 26 December 2016

In the 1990s when George Michael was entangled in a legal spat with Sony music, a case that cost…

Tags: CARELESS WHISPER George Michael Last Chirstmas

In praise of Modi
In praise of Modi

Aakar Patel

Sunday, 25 December 2016

No leader in India and perhaps no other political figure in any modern democracy could have survived the demonetisation…

Tags: BJP Congress narendra modi

Pataudi clan waits for enemy property law to go
Pataudi clan waits for enemy property law to go

Rasheed Kidwai

Thursday, 22 December 2016

For a record fifth time, an “enemy property” ordinance has been promulgated by Narendra Modi Government, thus week throwing…

Tags: narendra modi Pataudi Taimur Ali Khan

A befikre thought: Is Virat’s team the golden generation?
A befikre thought: Is Virat’s team the golden generation?

GS Vivek

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Virat’s team has dwarfed players of Himalayan reputations. But are they even better than The Originals of this millennium?…

Tags: Befikre cricket England India virat kohli

Investigation: Dealing with many complexities of Uniform Civil Code
Investigation: Dealing with many complexities of Uniform Civil Code

Sandhya Jain

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

The Allahabad High Court’s comments, declaring triple talaq unconstitutional and violative of the rights of Muslim women, has confounded…

Tags: triple talaq Uniform Civil Code

Congress worries as Rahul plays ducks and drakes
Congress worries as Rahul plays ducks and drakes

Rasheed Kidwai

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

  These are testing times for Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi.  Tipped to step into Sonia Gandhi’s shoes, he is under…

Tags: Congress Rahul Gandhi

Demonetisation: Once things settle, what will Opposition do?
Demonetisation: Once things settle, what will Opposition do?

Rajesh Singh

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

The Modi Government’s demonetisation decision has aroused the prospects of two political alignments with different timelines. The…

Tags: Congress Demonetisation lok sabha mulayam singh yadav narendra modi nitish kumar Rashtriya Lok Dal samajwadi party trinamool congress

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