Sushant Sareen
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The writer is Senior Fellow, Observer Research Foundation

POLITICS

 |   8-minute read

In all the talk of josh, our netas and babus lack vital hosh about revitalising our defence forces

No other military of any other major country suffers from the sort of deficiencies that the Indian armed forces contend with. The sarkaari rhetoric on defence is great. The reality of it is abysmal.

POLITICS

 |   4-minute read

Why the US is cornered in Afghanistan

Anyone with the slightest idea about Afghan dynamics will know that the 'peace talks' between the US and Taliban will not end well.

MONEY

 |   7-minute read

Why our political parties romanticise poverty

A politics of hand-outs hasn’t removed poverty from India. It has embedded it even more deeply. Narendra Modi was elected to end this politics. He is now following it.

POLITICS

 |   4-minute read

Imran Khan is a prisoner of his own image. This is why he is the best bet for India

As long as Khan is in power, Pakistan will remain on tenterhooks. India won't have to take any decision.

VOICES

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What Shah Faesal fails to see: Lives of soldiers and policemen matter more than terrorists’ lives

Shah Faesal’s reasons for quitting the civil services might sound pious, but are crafty and economical with the truth. The best one can say upon his leaving the IAS is, good riddance.

POLITICS

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Naya Pakistan in the new year? No, we will have the same broke, belligerent neighbour

Pakistan’s economy is in deep crisis, its politics is unstable, and its best friend is China. None of this is good news for India.

POLITICS

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US withdrawing troops from Afghanistan: Instead of whining softly, India must be hard-headed and hard-hearted too

This is the time for Delhi to use years of goodwill and investments in Kabul. We must remember, there is never anything constant in Afghanistan where every change presents us with an opportunity.

POLITICS

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Why the uproar over Centre's 'snooping order' is just laughable

Unless you are a terrorist, you can rest assured that the agencies have no time or use for snooping into your computers or mobile phones.

POLITICS

 |   9-minute read

The enigma of elections: No one knows why, but everyone fakes it

No, it's not possible to accurately analyse exactly what happened in the Assembly polls. But we can foretell what's coming now.

POLITICS

 |   7-minute read

Indian govt has rushed into the Kartarpur Corridor in inexplicable haste. It will repent at leisure

For a country that has faced repeated betrayals from Pakistan, it is another historical blunder for our government to again place faith in it.