Kanwal Sibal
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Former Foreign Secretary

VARIETY

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China and the Wuhan virus

Chinese ambassadors abroad have abandoned diplomatic decency by abusing and threatening those who dare associate the virus with China by name.

POLITICS

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Why the world should not meddle in India's internal affairs

The government has to fight on two fronts — against the internal lobbies ranged against it and the external lobbies as well, with both in symbiosis.

POLITICS

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How Trump handed over Afghanistan to the Taliban

Donald Trump admitted publicly that the Taliban could well take over power in Afghanistan, arguing that the United States cannot be there for another 20 years.

VARIETY

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Why Donald Trump delivered a masterful address at Motera

The US President’s speech struck all the right notes about Modi’s leadership and India’s achievements under him.

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.