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POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
LTTE, Islamic Terror, Sri Lanka, Sri lanka serial blasts

Sri Lanka’s Islamist nightmare: Why the investigation is being closely watched by India and Maldives

The ISIS aims to heighten religious tensions through mass casualty attacks on places of worship. Sri Lanka has so far not focused intensively on ISIS recruits and splinter groups. That will change.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
LTTE, Ranil wickramasinghe, Hambantota port, Mahinda Rajapaksa

What Mahinda Rajapaksa becoming Sri Lankan PM means for India

Rajapaksa’s pro-Chinese stance has given New Delhi reasons to worry.

POLITICS

 |  7-minute read
LTTE, Hafiz Saeed, Terrorism, Nalini

Three reasons why I think the ‘assassins of Rajiv Gandhi’ should never be freed

The Tamil Nadu government wants to release all seven convicts in the Sriperumbudur blast case. Doing so will be disastrous – and will only help more terror strikes against India

POLITICS

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IPKF, LTTE, Surgical strike, India-Pak

We're lucky our jawans are alive: Vir Chakra awardee on surviving a surgical strike

Colonel Anil Kaul explains what happens when the operation goes horribly wrong.

POLITICS

 |  8-minute read
Sri Lanka, LTTE, Rajiv Gandhi

When I heard LTTE forces order Rajiv Gandhi's assassination

I checked with my Sri Lankan Tamil sources who said the then PM would be killed in keeping with Prabhakaran’s style.

ART & CULTURE

 |  6-minute read
Sri Lankan Navy, LTTE

When Tamil Tigers cheered for Sri Lanka with Civil War's top prisoner

[Book extract] Even the LTTE made an exception for cricket.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Terrorism, LTTE, Dhaka attack, ISIS

Why ISIS has to be fought to the bitter end

The only short-term solution is military defeat of the Islamic State and the recapture of all towns and cities held by it.

POLITICS

 |  7-minute read
Jayalalithaa, Tamil Nadu, LTTE, Rajiv Gandhi

Nalini and the plot to assassinate Rajiv Gandhi

How she unwittingly became a pawn in the multi-cornered Tamil Nadu Assembly poll.

POLITICS

 |  2-minute read
LTTE, Congress, Tamil Nadu Polls

Congress not wrong to offer LTTE loyalist ticket to contest TN polls

Infighting has broken out over the candidature of Selvaperunthagai from the Sriperumbudur constituency.

POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
Rahul Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi, Narendra Modi, Indira Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi riddle: Is he pro-poor or pro-poverty?

Like Indira Gandhi, Rahul has a patronising attitude towards poverty. He wants to protect the poor, not by job-creating, or economic reforms but by slogans and tokenism.