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MADHAV NALAPAT
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MADHAV NALAPAT

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

Forget non-aligned, it’s time to be all-aligned
13th Sep 2014
Forget non-aligned, it’s  time to be all-aligned

Although it is considered heresy of a treasonous variety to suggest that not all of Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru's nostrums were superlative, the reality remains that the country witnessed a "Nehru

Mr Ranjit Sinha, out your visitors
6th Sep 2014
Mr Ranjit Sinha, out  your visitors

When Prime Minister Narendra Modi was asked about businesspersons he had been photographed with, the response was that all these meetings took place in the open, and indeed were part of his responsibi

Raghuram Rajan is the best hope for UPA
30th Aug 2014
Raghuram Rajan is the best hope for UPA

The uptick in economic growth has been because of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's fast-tracking of decisions, and has taken place despite RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan's obsessive focus on dampening econ

Is Kerala now Taliban’s own country?
23rd Aug 2014
Is Kerala now Taliban’s  own country?

In 10 years' time, Kerala is to be an alcohol-free state, following in the footsteps of Gujarat and Nagaland, which share with Kashmir the distinction of being states where officialdom frowns on tippl

Do not ignore India’s past, celebrate it
16th Aug 2014
Do not ignore India’s past, celebrate it

A visitor to Europe would not fail to be struck by the pride that is shown in showcasing the past. In Vienna, a favourite of tourist guides is a dwelling designed by an architect who disliked flat sur

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Xi to Abe, $35 billion is peanuts
13th Sep 2014
Xi to Abe,  $35 billion is peanuts

Bringing with him as many as eight ministers and 130 top businesspersons from both the public as well as the private sectors, President Xi Jinping of China expects to build on the rapport established

‘Manmohan sabotaged India’s Nuclear capability’
6th Sep 2014
‘Manmohan sabotaged India’s Nuclear capability’

The then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh followed an unwritten policy of severely downsizing both the Fast Breeder Reactor (FBT) as well as the thorium-based technology programme, thereby making India d

Modi, Abe bid to break China monopoly in rare earths
30th Aug 2014
Modi, Abe bid to break China monopoly in rare earths

The formal and informal meetings scheduled to take place between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan and visiting Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India have (inter alia) the ambitious aim of breaking B

Manmohan did not correct map error to protect Nehru name
23rd Aug 2014
Manmohan did not correct map error to protect Nehru name

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh rejected an August 2013 request by senior officials in his government to correct a serious error, dating back over 50 years, in India's official maps. In effect, this ove

ISI plans to use US, UN to tar Modi
9th Aug 2014
ISI plans to use US, UN to tar Modi

Pakistan's spy agency, Inter-Services Intelligence, in a series of meetings held in late July and early August, decided to "fire on the shoulders of the US and the UN" to tarnish the reputation of Pri

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