Sanjaya Baru

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Sanjaya Baru is an economist and a writer. He was Media Advisor to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

POLITICS

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India Trumped? No: Think politics, not protocol

Donald Trump refusing Delhi’s January 26 invite is no rebuff, but brings India and USA to a realistic equal.

POLITICS

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Lighting a new lamp: Reading between the lines of Mohan Bhagwat's RSS address

The sarsanghchalak's mainstreaming of the Hindu organisation shows a far more liberal and modern stance now.

POLITICS

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Atal Bihari Vajpayee – A politician who was loved across party lines

The former PM indelibly shaped India and its image abroad. But he wore his many accomplishments lightly, and is as fondly remembered for his gentleness as his strength.

VARIETY

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Independent, yet feudal - 'India's icons' reveal the mindset that still colonises us

Instead of admiring those who created infrastructure and knowledge for us, we worship only those who represent power. This has dented our Independence, making us callow, even at 71.

POLITICS

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Evicting 'Nehru' from the Nehru Memorial

It is high time the Museum-Library complex be liberated from the legacy of only one PM — who lived there to emphasise his superiority over his equals.

POLITICS

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The Emergency - Turning point for Nehruvian 'non-aligned' India

Mrs Gandhi's imposition of dictatorial rule wasn't only influenced by domestic politics, but foreign dynamics, shaped by players from Castro to Carter.

POLITICS

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Donald Trump’s secret service — is Korea’s reunification in fact his real aim?

America’s policy establishment has swiftly dismissed the Trump-Kim summit. But the US could be playing a very different game in the Korean peninsula.

POLITICS

 |   16-minute read

Why it worked for Congress to have a non-Gandhi face like Narasimha Rao

[Book extract] The odds are that PV would have been the Congress prime minister despite not even being given a party ticket to contest the elections.