K.C. Singh

A French balance

The four-day India visit of French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his charming spouse, Carla Bruni, evoked interest but not euphoria.

Tennyson’s UN vision

U.S. President Barack Obama’s India visit, like the Diwali preceding it, produced noise, smoke, and, eventually, light.

A Discovery of Obama

Prime Minster Jawaharlal Nehru’s Teen Murti study had a bronze cast of Abraham Lincoln’s right hand, given by an American, Arthur E. Morgan, in 1949. In a 1956 Washington D.C. speech he said: “I look at it every day, and it gives me strength”. US President Barack H. Obama, 61 years later, replaced in the Oval Office Winston Churchill’s bust with Lincoln’s, his homage to a President who wagered all for equality. Mr Obama addressed representatives of 1.2 billion Indians, in the Central Hall on November 8, to recall an additional debt to Mahatma Gandhi, the inspirer of Martin Luther King Jr. and earlier Nehru.

Premature trumpets

U.S. President Barack Obama’s visit to India comes at a time when the relationship is poised menacingly between the doubts of the past and opportunities of the future.

European roulette

As the Commonwealth Games spectacle spirals from fiasco to euphoria and now an inquisition, the nation awaits one-day cricket and US President Barack H. Obama.

A headache called Pakistan

The Musharraf-Manmohan Singh “Open Borders” solution to the Jammu and Kashmir imbroglio reached its zenith in 2006-2007. It was a product, as in history, of personality and events.

Ready for Chinese Checkers?

Sino-Indian relations are back in public debate after the New York Times report on Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers in Gilgit-Baltistan, visa denial to Lt. Gen. B.S.

A little romance in Indo-US tango

U.S. President Barack Obama visits India in November 2010. While previous US Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, in 2000 and 2006 respectively, came only in their second terms, Mr Obama arrives in his first. Is it a sign of a maturing relationship or an exercise high on form but low on content?

Cameron rights historical wrong

UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s rise went almost unnoticed in India as his assumption of office followed the uncertainty of a split verdict. That he had shown great interest in India even as Opposition leader, having visited India, was also ignored. Therefore in Bengaluru on July 27 he could have been just any head of government

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