Petty triumphalism and gloating by those who see themselves as “victors” after the judgement is not just a loathsome response but one that is counter-intuitive to public expectation. Barkha Dutt writes.
Prescriptions for the future often lie in lessons of the past. Those grappling with the volatile anger of the Kashmir valley today may serve their own understanding well with a willingness to travel back in time. Barkha Dutt writes.
Social scientists say that IQ minus EQ makes for stunted relationships. Indian politicians need to internalise this and become less aloof and more accessible to the people, writes Barkha Dutt.
In Kashmir, we need politicians who can make a human connection with the aggrieved people. If we miss this chance, we may not get another one, writes Barkha Dutt.
If the army and not the civilian government frames Pakistan’s India policy, then why doesn’t New Delhi talk to the men in uniform? writes Barkha Dutt.
The decision to include a caste-count in the census was taken in a hurry and under pressure from allies. But it could take India back by decades, writes Barkha Dutt.
We can vote out our dishonest politicians. But when it comes to corporate corruption, we are stumped by the veneer it can hide behind, writes Barkha Dutt.
The absence of coherence within the Congress is creating an impression of a splintered UPA. And a united Opposition is making the most of it, writes Barkha Dutt.
New Delhi allowed the FBI to question 26/11 accused Ajmal Kasab in person. But now the US has struck a deal with India’s most-wanted, David Headley, writes Barkha Dutt.
‘This isn’t about India as a country; it’s just about a few people who do not understand the language of Modern Art. Art is always ahead of Time. They will understand one day.’ With these words and the brandish of a giant brush, a twinkly-eyed M F Husain sought to close the recent debate that has polarised public opinion about him, writes Barkha Dutt.
If the Indian PM really has his heart set on building a new paradigm with Pakistan, he needs to find a way of talking to the people who really matter there: the Army and the ISI. Barkha Dutt examines...
The Gandhi family’s magnanimity is at variance with the political response to the issue of freedom for Nalini, co-conspirator in Rajiv’s assassination, writes Barkha Dutt.
S.P.S. Rathore’s crime goes way beyond molestation. He drove a child to death and harassed a family with criminal intimidation. Why were these charges not part of the case built against him? Barkha Dutt examines...
The US is unwilling to divulge many details about the 26/11 accused. But in its own interest, India must know more about his shadowy past, writes Barkha Dutt.
We will never see anyone taking responsibility for the Ayodhya demolition — a black swan moment in the country’s history — or for the communal riots that ensued and claimed thousands of lives. Barkha dutt examines...