Rajeev Sharma

OPEN TO OPINION

The writer is an independent journalist and a strategic analyst.

POLITICS

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Rahul Gandhi's elevation as Congress president ahead of Gujarat polls is risky

A victory in the elections could mark the arrival of a new pan-Indian leader, but a loss could hit his image hard.

POLITICS

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India joining Quad will do more harm than good

While it doesn’t have any pronounced strategic takeaways for India, it does have an inevitable negative fallout.

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Why NTPC blast in UP failed to explode into a national debate

While politicians don't care, industrial accidents do not increase TRPs for TV channels.

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Will PM Modi lower GST cap to 18 per cent with an eye on Gujarat polls?

In an industrialised state, where the BJP government faces a challenge, the game-changer has to be business-specific.

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American oil supplies okay, but India must not ignore traditional partners

Will US crude oil supplies mean India’s liberation from the OPEC? No. Not now, not in foreseeable future.

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Decoding Sushma Swaraj’s UN Speech: Like India, Pakistan too is an IT superpower

Her unusual aggression isn’t going to change the India-Pakistan dynamics or Pakistan.

POLITICS

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How India and Japan rattled China with Act northeast policy

The biggest red rag for Beijing is Modi's bold decision to rope in Tokyo in the region's infrastructure development.

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Can North Korea trigger World War III?

Nuclear weapons in Kim Jong-un's hands is like handing over a razor to a monkey.