Shantanu Mukharji

OPEN TO OPINION

The author is a retired IPS officer who has held key positions in the Government of India handling sensitive security issues within and outside India.

POLITICS

 |   5-minute read

Why Imran Khan's bonhomie with Army and ISI is not good for 'Naya Pakistan'

It would bode well for Khan to focus on the floundering economy and terror issues before embarking on optics generated by his interactions with the armed forces.

VARIETY

 |   4-minute read

Why Imran Khan cannot afford to delay foreign policy initiatives any further

The Pakistan Prime Minister has to realise the country’s external ties are just as worrisome as the internal problems.

VARIETY

 |   4-minute read

August 15: Why Bangladesh’s founding father Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was assassinated by the army

The only two family members who managed to survive were his two daughters — Sheikh Hasina and Sheikh Rehana.

POLITICS

 |   8-minute read

How non-violent student protests in Bangladesh took political colours and threaten to spread to India too

There is enough political ammunition for the BNP to churn the agitations into a major roadblock for the Awami League and its friends in New Delhi.

POLITICS

 |   6-minute read

POLITICS

 |   6-minute read

Pakistan general elections 2018: Why things are getting murkier as D-day nears

The armed forces, ISI, judiciary, executive, National Accountability Bureau and the EC are at loggerheads, each accusing the other of excesses.

POLITICS

 |   4-minute read

Why Pakistan faces turbulent times ahead of upcoming elections

The blast in Pakhtunkhwa province has given a deadly jolt to the Pakistani counter-terror forces who have been claiming an incident-free election campaigning.

POLITICS

 |   4-minute read

Zakir Naik not to be deported: Not heeding India can cost Malaysia dear

The televangelist's continued presence in Malaysia may see renewed activities of indoctrination and an eventual spurt in terror attacks.

POLITICS

 |   4-minute read

VOICES

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What the Ramzan killings of Shujaat Bukhari and Aurangzeb prove

The brutal murders demonstrate the extent of indoctrination of the radical elements.