From Sonia Gandhi to Rahul Gandhi down to the Lok Sabha candidate, everyone has been responsible for Congress' dismal performance. As battlefield commanders, the Gandhis ought to share the responsibility, writes Kay Benedict.
India needs not merely a naval programme or even a maritime doctrine but a political plan for what it wants to do with its seas and how it seeks to project its oceanic influence, writes Ashok Malik.
The dowry harassment law has been grossly misused. The Centre must act to make Section 498A of the Indian Penal Code bailable, writes Ritwik Bisaria.
Polarisation has translated into communal tensions and violence in UP, while in Bihar there is greater civic engagement between communities, and this has constituted a bulwark against communalism.
There’s no denying that Japanese PM Shinzo Abe genuinely appears to like his Indian counterpart, and the feeling is visibly mutual. But that can only go so far in furthering ties between two robust democracies.
PM Narendra Modi has come to remind me of an old-fashioned headmaster. He reportedly treats his ministers as schoolchildren, telling them what to wear, who to meet, and what to say, writes Mark Tully.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave his first expansive interview on foreign policy to Japanese journalists ahead of his visit to Japan on Saturday. HT explains what stands out from this interesting interaction.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Japan, starting on Saturday, is significant for a bilateral relationship that has not fulfilled its potential despite the absence of any historical or ongoing negative dimensions, barring the Indian nuclear tests in 1974.
It appears that Modi’s resolve to build closer ties with Japan is to contain China’s power. Modi’s vision for Asia is stable power equilibrium in which India can thrive unhindered, writes Brahma Chellaney.