Kanwal Sibal
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Former Foreign Secretary

MONEY

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How the outbreak of coronavirus will hit the global business hard

Given China’s massive global economic footprint, the impact of the epidemic is beginning to be felt, without a crisis point being reached as yet.

POLITICS

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Where is the objectivity in The Economist's editorial on ‘Intolerant India’?

While the magazine sweepingly declares that Modi is determined “to transform India from a tolerant, multi-religious place into a chauvinist Hindu state”, it does not explain how India will cease to be multi-religious.

POLITICS

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How India is looking to revive ties with Brazil

Bolsonaro’s visit marks both a re-affirmation and a consolidation of India-Brazil ties after the high point reached in the relationship under President Lula and the slowdown in momentum under his successor Dilma Roussef.

POLITICS

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Fears over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act are unfounded

The huge hullabaloo over the CAA is difficult to understand unless it is a cynical campaign to rouse communal passions under the garb of protecting the secular nature of the Constitution.

POLITICS

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NRC-CAA: Indian journalists malign Modi govt in foreign publications

The western publications excel in India-baiting, with generous contributions on false narratives by Indian journalists and writers.

POLITICS

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We cannot foster false narratives that degrade India's image

The unrestrained wrong impressions perpetrated by the media, political commentators and academia are making mountains of mole-sized problems in India.

POLITICS

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India and Sri Lanka need a fresh start in diplomacy

With the Rajapaksa brothers in power as President and Prime Minister, India has its diplomatic challenges worked out.

POLITICS

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The Fine Print On Kartarpur

Has Pakistan decided to abandon its revanchist policies against India?

POLITICS

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Why the visit of European Union MPs to Kashmir makes for good optics

The EU delegation will see for itself that any talk of genocide in the Valley is nonsense.

POLITICS

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How India needs to handle Donald Trump

A president who declares himself as a 'stable genius' and makes foreign policy based on instincts cannot be tackled easily.