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MADHAV NALAPAT
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MADHAV NALAPAT

M.D Nalapat is the Editorial Director of The Sunday Guardian.

‘National secrecy’ is against national security
28th Feb 2015

The welcome exposure of moles within key ministries is leading to calls for a clampdown on information flow, when in fact the opposite is called for. When in difficulties about finding out a plausible

Can Bollywood survive Pahlaj Nihalani?
21st Feb 2015
Can Bollywood survive  Pahlaj Nihalani?

In its wisdom or absence of it, the Government of India has appointed Pahlaj Nihalani as the chairperson of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC). Judging by his utterances since assuming an

BJP main reason for AAP’s victory
14th Feb 2015
BJP main reason for  AAP’s victory

At the risk of once again being labelled an "AAP stooge" by miscellaneous BJP toffs, let it be said that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has secured for itself two powerful tailwinds. The first has been sna

Jayanthi Natarajan’s choice: Truth or punishment
7th Feb 2015

To those familiar with the ways of Lutyens' Delhi, there was little surprise in the revelation made by former Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan that Rahul Gandhi's office gave directives to her,

India should join the true Nuclear Suppliers Group
31st Jan 2015
India should join the true Nuclear Suppliers Group

Even as the Narendra Modi government awaits the carrying out of President Barack Obama's promise to get India included into the key international groups involved with international trade and commerce

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Defence Minister was misled about Terror Boat: Officers
21st Feb 2015
Defence Minister was misled about Terror Boat: Officers

Uniformed officers involved in operations and monitoring say on condition of strict anonymity that Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar was "misled" in January into assuming that the Pakistan-based terro

Multiple groups plan hot summer for Modi
7th Feb 2015
Multiple groups plan hot summer for Modi

Senior officials concerned with national security warn that multiple groups, most with strong connects abroad, are working to ensure that the months after the 28 February presentation of the 2015 Unio

India and the US: It’s time to inhale
24th Jan 2015
India and the US: It’s time to inhale

In a rainbow world, India's policymakers continue to view situations through a black or white prism. Although — or perhaps because — several within the decision-making fraternity in Lutyens' Delhi

ISIS volunteers in India cross a thousand
24th Jan 2015

After months of soft-pedalling, intelligence agencies have finally accepted that ISIS is spreading across most of India, especially in Uttar Pradesh, Assam, West Bengal, Kerala, Seemandhra, Telangana

Modi’s magic endures in Gujarat
5th Jan 2015
Modi’s magic endures in Gujarat

That Gujarat was transformed during the period when Narendra Modi was CM (2001-2014) has been clear to its citizens, who have beaten back any anti-incumbency feelings to elect and re-elect and again r

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