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Anirudh Bhattacharyya
Anirudh Bhattacharyya
  • Last December, Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri was addressing an audience in Wisconsin and she related one of her formative experiences growing up. In third grade, she said, a schoolmate castigated her: “If you don’t believe in Jesus, you’re going to hell.”
  • An overwhelmed Miss America, Nina Davuluri, poses for the shutterbugs.
    Feb 20, 2015 21:32 IST

    Hindus in US: They have come of age

    Last December, Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri was addressing an audience in Wisconsin and she related one of her formative experiences growing up. In third grade, she said, a schoolmate castigated her: “If you don’t believe in Jesus, you’re going to hell.”

  • Connaught Place
    Feb 06, 2015 22:57 IST

    It’s time for Delhi to develop a unique character

    New York and Los Angeles aren’t even the capitals of their respective states. But they thrive on their unique vibes. While Mumbai immediately connects with its Bollywood base or as the fulcrum of the country’s financial world, Bengaluru is the symbol of India’s IT chops. It’s time for Delhi to develop a unique character, Anirudh Bhattacharyya writes.

  • Jan 23, 2015 18:33 IST

    Indo-US relations: The reboot's on the other foot

    The real change is that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made his appearance on America's Most Wanted list, but not quite in the manner his detractors may have wanted.

  • Pravasi Bhartiya Divas
    Jan 09, 2015 23:53 IST

    Doors open for ghar wapsi

    The liability of the brain drain has made way for a cohort of foreign assets to be drawn upon. The new wave of card-carrying Indian-origin folk is plugged into and plugging India abroad, writes Anirudh Bhattacharyya.

  • Shami witness
    Dec 26, 2014 22:18 IST

    The age of the Twitterrorist

    Through the year, we saw social media networks providing tools for jihadi outreach that the Nazi propagandist, Joseph Goebbels, would surely have envied. It has become the vehicle of choice for anyone seeking attention.

  • Dec 12, 2014 21:57 IST

    The line never changes

    The US has been regurgitating the same stale pap on Kashmir for decades. It shouldn’t be a surprise, therefore, that as that pablum flows from the top, US President Barack Obama has been diagnosed with acid reflux

  • Eyes
    Nov 28, 2014 22:57 IST

    The eyes also have it

    We all have a bit of ourselves in a database now. Biometrics is on the cusp of a revolution that will have privacy advocates going round in circles. The latest generation of inventions dig deeper into the body, writes Anirudh Bhattacharyya.

  • Narendra Modi
    Nov 17, 2014 13:23 IST

    Act Fast to Act East

    India has always wanted to stride on to the global stage. Reality hasn’t matched that script, which the Modi government needs to change.

  • terrorist
    Oct 31, 2014 22:02 IST

    Convention on Terrorism needs to come into effect soon

    Eighteen years after it was mooted the Convention on Terrorism still remains in draft, as the UN cannot find a compromise definition of the very word terrorism. The UN has said that 'it would not be beneficial to proceed hastily in the negotiations'.

  •  Barack Obama
    Oct 17, 2014 23:38 IST

    In perpetual poll mode

    Although American elections impinge upon policymaking as November nears, they’re hardly a constant source of influence. By the beginning of 2015, Obama will have reached the ultimate phase of lameduckery and with little to lose, except inconsequential polling points, a muscular return to West Asia may be predictable.

  • Barack Obama, Narendra Modi
    Oct 03, 2014 23:04 IST

    Aiming for the summit

    Narendra Modi’s most telling bilateral meet during his visit to the United States, beyond that with Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu, was with Hillary Clinton, who is likely to occupy the Oval Office in January 2017. Till then, both countries must build on the positives from the PM’s visit

  • Iraq
    Sep 19, 2014 23:12 ISTAmerican Jalebi

    India lags behind China in Kurdistan policy

    India positioned an ambassador in Iraq in 2011 after trying for seven years. Among his first ventures was a visit to Erbil, the capital of the Kurdish autonomous region. Three years later, India needs to make its presence felt there, while the Chinese have already established economic ties.

  • Aamir Khan
    Sep 05, 2014 22:31 ISTAmerican Jalebi

    Modi, Abe, Abbott: A coalition of the likeminded

    Even as Narendra Modi does diplomacy with Barack Obama and the Chinese, he’s obviously at greater ease working with those attuned to his centre-right vision, such as Japan's Shinzo Abe and Australia's Tony Abbott, writes Anirudh Bhattacharyya.

  • Modi, Nawaz Sharif
    Aug 22, 2014 22:48 ISTAmerican Jalebi

    Modi’s ice bucket challenge

    The derailment of a potential engagement between Modi and Sharif in New York isn’t quite a train wreck as far as India’s foreign policy imperatives are concerned. But if a dialogue does ensue, possibly after US pressure, it will give Pakistan an opportunity to internationalise the Kashmir issue.

  • Narendra Modi
    Aug 09, 2014 00:49 IST

    Playing the winning hand

    Many US presidents are southpaws. There is little proof that PM Modi is left-handed. He signed in as PM favouring his right hand. But that hasn’t prevented the Indian Left Hander Club from claiming him as a member, writes Anirudh Bhattacharyya.