- Feb 20, 2015 21:32 IST
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.”
- Feb 06, 2015 22:57 IST
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
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.
- Jan 09, 2015 23:53 IST
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.
- Dec 26, 2014 22:18 IST
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 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
- Nov 28, 2014 22:57 IST
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.
- Nov 17, 2014 13:23 IST
India has always wanted to stride on to the global stage. Reality hasn’t matched that script, which the Modi government needs to change.
- Oct 31, 2014 22:02 IST
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'.
- Oct 17, 2014 23:38 IST
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.
- Oct 03, 2014 23:04 IST
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
- Sep 19, 2014 23:12 ISTAmerican Jalebi
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.
- Sep 05, 2014 22:31 ISTAmerican Jalebi
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.
- Aug 22, 2014 22:48 ISTAmerican Jalebi
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.
- Aug 09, 2014 00:49 IST
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.