Anand K. Sahay


Nawaz Sharif 'sad' over LoC incidents, wants to meet Manmohan; BJP wants PM to cancel meet

Islamabad/New Delhi: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday sought to assuage feelings in India by expressing 'sadness' over the recent incidents on the LoC and 'loss of precious human live

Sheila lays foundation stone of major road infra project

Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit laid a foundation stone of a major road infrastructure project in northwest Delhi on Sunday. The project will aim at decongesting a section of the Ring road.

680 pilgrims still stranded

The Uttarakhand state government has imposed a blanket ban on the construction of houses and commercial establishments along the banks of its rivers, many of which went down like ninepins during last

Advani the bystander

The Bharatiya Janata Party versus L.K.

India’s phoney revolutionaries

The question of who the Maoists are and how to deal with them has once again come to the fore after the massacre of the top leadership of the Congress Party in Chhattisgarh on May 25.

Fringe of global arts

In 1947, when Europe was recuperating from the blows of the Second World War, a cultural initiative was planned to celebrate European cultural life and was called the Edinburgh International Festival.

Roadmap to ‘new’ Afghanistan

With US combat forces leaving Afghanistan in 2014, much attention has focused on the capabilities of the Afghan Army to repulse a possible military push from the Pakistan side (by soldiers of extremism or official troops camouflaged as such) aimed at reinstalling the Taliban in power in Kabul.

Modi, Vajpayee: Two poles apart

The Budget Session of Parliament, which commences in a fortnight from now, will provide the government the last serious across-the-spectrum opportunity to fund policies that it thinks will best suit its purpose of winning over the voter. While the general election is due only in May next year, this will be UPA-2’s last budget and the last chance to re-package itself through appropriate policies.

Crisis without end in Syria

The crisis in Syria — in close proximity of Israel and on a political axis with Iran, and boxed inside a geography that has defied optimism for decades — is getting intractable. The military standoff is eerie, and there appears no negotiating bridgehead in sight.

In Afghanistan, with a purpose

It is evident from Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s just-ended state visit to this country (November 9-13), and the nature of the discussions he had here, that Afghanistan is at a new juncture, and so

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I want to begin with a little story that was told to me by a leading executive at Aptech. He was exercising in a gym with a lot of younger people.

Shekhar Kapur’s Bandit Queen didn’t make the cut. Neither did Shaji Karun’s Piravi, which bagged 31 international awards.