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Anirudh Bhattacharyya
Anirudh Bhattacharyya
  • While India has adopted US-style electioneering, there’s no reason why it shouldn’t also go for the debate format. Since these no longer occur in our Parliament, perhaps a new podium is required for that odium. It offers an interesting opportunity to appraise the leaders’ arguing abilities
  • Aug 21, 2015 23:18 IST

    No reason why election debates shouldn't happen in India

    While India has adopted US-style electioneering, there’s no reason why it shouldn’t also go for the debate format. Since these no longer occur in our Parliament, perhaps a new podium is required for that odium. It offers an interesting opportunity to appraise the leaders’ arguing abilities

  • Aug 07, 2015 23:44 IST

    Pakistan wants US to view India as co-sponsor of terror

    Pakistan’s defence minister Khwaja Asif sees India backing separatist groups in Balochistan, since some attackers apparently carried Indian passports.

  • Jul 10, 2015 20:29 IST

    Hillary Clinton: A pale shade of pink

    Hillary Clinton remains a very 20th century Democrat, one prone to centrism. But the centre may not hold much fascination for the party faithful of this century. It isn’t a vast Right-wing conspiracy that’s her greatest fear, but a mass Left-wing condemnation.

  • Jun 12, 2015 23:23 IST

    There’s a new breed of royalty taking the reins in America

    There’s a new breed of royalty taking the reins in America. Whether you would describe it as winning the genetic lottery or suffering from a congenital condition is your choice, writes Anirudh Bhattacharyya.

  • May 29, 2015 22:57 IST

    Renewable energy: The green light is finally on

    Almost exactly five years ago, US President Barack Obama addressed a gathering in the Silicon Valley town of Fremont in California. “The future is here,” he crowed. His government put its money where his mouth was, giving nearly half-a-billion dollars to the startup called Solyndra, which promised the next generation of solar technology, with tubular thin-fuel cells that aimed to displace the standard flat photovoltaics. Instead it turned into Gen Ex, declaring bankruptcy a year later.

  • May 15, 2015 22:17 IST

    The Obama model of stubbornness could work for PM Modi

    This was a leader who surfed the wave of the sort of unadulterated adulation tweens reserve for beardless boy band members, to secure a historic mandate. Just a year after the result was announced, a major media outlet moaned that the “promise” of “shaking up the system” had gone AWOL. “That goodwill from the early days evaporated quickly,” it commented.

  • Apr 17, 2015 22:44 IST

    Modi in Canada: Basking in reflected glory

    Something strange happened during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s bilateral visit to Canada. He gained a shadow — not his security details, even if that was substantial — in Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

  • Apr 03, 2015 22:42 IST

    Beheadings to taking sex slaves: Many messages of IS mayhem

    As a long war waxes in West Asia, there is no simple chart with defined alliances and axes that can act as a roadmap for a twisting path, with detours, U-turns, and bottlenecks.

  • Mar 20, 2015 22:29 IST

    Continuity and coherence is missing in America's foreign policy

    Blindsided by ISIS (which, about a year back, Obama described as a junior varsity version of al-Qaida), out of touch on Syria, deaf to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, there are multiple reasons why this administration’s regional policy has made little sense. In each instance, India’s pragmatism has prevailed.

  • Mar 07, 2015 16:16 IST

    Very little bounce left: Cricket in US on a slow pitch

    The first international cricket match was played in New York in 1844, but the game was already being played here for a century... What is left today is really just history. In effect, even as cricket’s global footprint shrinks in countries where it had taken baby steps, like the US and Canada, it hasn’t quite managed to crawl much beyond the Commonwealth core.

  • 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.”

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.