Shekhar Gupta

OPEN TO OPINION

In real time

Columnist and author

POLITICS

 |  In real time  |   5-minute read

Was Indira Gandhi right to use air power against her own countrymen?

The government gave a free hand to the Army to use the most brutal methods.

Shekhar Gupta
@ShekharGupta

POLITICS

 |  In real time  |   6-minute read

Airlift distorts history, creates a false Indian hero

The film builds a Sunny Deol-style hyper-patriotic yarn.

Shekhar Gupta
@ShekharGupta

POLITICS

 |  In real time  |   7-minute read

Dhirubhai Ambani, the man who made his own road

He was a unique personality who built his empire during the licence quota raj and prospered much when it was abolished.

Shekhar Gupta
@ShekharGupta

POLITICS

 |  In real time  |   5-minute read

Why Modi shouldn't be crucified for yoga tweet

Great leaders are calm and comforting, even sometimes nonchalant.

Shekhar Gupta
@ShekharGupta

POLITICS

 |  In real time  |   5-minute read

Nitish, not Congress, is the new Opposition: How long will it last?

Everybody looks up to the Bihar CM to use his new stature.

Shekhar Gupta
@ShekharGupta

POLITICS

 |  In real time  |   1-minute read

What happened to 'sab mile huye hain', Kejriwal?

The Delhi CM's argument that he should have been informed before the raid is flawed going by his own logic.

Shekhar Gupta
@ShekharGupta

POLITICS

 |  In real time  |   5-minute read

Modi is wise to return to Vajpayee's Pakistan policy

As handshakes in Paris, Bangkok and now Islamabad remind us, the basic doctrine, talk-talk/fight-fight doesn't change.

Shekhar Gupta
@ShekharGupta

POLITICS

 |  In real time  |   6-minute read

RIP Lt-Gen VK ‘Tubby’ Nayar, the ‘hero’ of Northeast

He was tough when his troops faced battle, but generous in the extreme with Nagas of all strata.

Shekhar Gupta
@ShekharGupta

POLITICS

 |  In real time  |   4-minute read

Inviting ISIS home: India should stay away from European Islamophobia

The problem of Islam in the Middle East is peculiar to the region.

Shekhar Gupta
@ShekharGupta

POLITICS

 |  In real time  |   4-minute read

Bihar is not Gujarat: How Modi-Amit Shah misread 2014 verdict

It was the model of growth not polarisation that won BJP the Lok Sabha election.

Shekhar Gupta
@ShekharGupta