Kuldip Nayar

BETWEEN THE LINES

Veteran Indian journalist, syndicated columnist, human right activist and author. He was appointed High Commissioner to Great Britain in 1990 and nominated to the upper house of Indian Parliament in 1997. He is also the author of 15 books, including "Beyond the Lines” and "India after Nehru."

March 23, 2018
March 23, 2018

Rahul in new avatar?

Rahul Gandhi is the new star on the Congress firmament.

March 16, 2018
March 16, 2018

An avoidable operation

The British government has rejected a petition by the Sikh community in London to make public all papers concerning Operation Blue Star. Margaret Thatcher, then British Prime Minister, was close to...

March 13, 2018
March 13, 2018

The lingering consequences of partition

There is a grain of truth in Kashmir leader Farooq Abdullah's statement that Muhammad Ali Jinnah was not responsible for partition.

March 1, 2018
March 1, 2018

Where did we go wrong?

I have always wondered where we went wrong. After adopting a constitution which was secular in letter and spirit, we have strayed into the territory where every pebble is an impediment to the...

February 19, 2018
February 19, 2018

Asma Jahangir as I knew her

Asma Jahangir, who passed away last week, was a popular human rights lawyer and social activist.

February 9, 2018
February 9, 2018

Security for all not feasible

Two more policemen died in the valley. This is not the first time that there is casualty in Kashmir. But the disconcerting aspect is that

February 6, 2018
February 6, 2018

The economics of politics

It's understandable that this year's budget should have an eye on rural India which constitutes some 70 percent of voters.

January 28, 2018
January 28, 2018

Awards losing their sheen

When the constitution has banned awards why should they be there. They violate the spirit of the constitution and the general understanding.

January 19, 2018
January 19, 2018

Crisis in the Indian judicial system

Whether it was a prover-bial storm in a teacup or something else, the fact remains that the judiciary has been exposed. The impartiality with which it is known has been shaken.

January 12, 2018
January 12, 2018

Anthem has to be respected

When I was in Sialkot City, now a part of Pakistan, I used to visit cinema halls in the cantonment regularly. What I resented then was that I had to stand up for the British national anthem, “God...