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

India’s ministers should follow Mahatma Gandhi
22nd Nov 2014
India’s ministers should follow Mahatma Gandhi

When he visited Washington, among the high points of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit was to see the statue of Mahatma Gandhi which is located in front of the embassy of India on Massachusetts Ave

Ms Irani, India needs German, Chinese and Spanish
15th Nov 2014
Ms Irani, India needs German, Chinese and Spanish

When it was announced that Smriti Irani was being elevated to the Union Cabinet and given the Human Resource Development portfolio, to say that such a move was not universally hailed would be an under

Barack Obama needs India, and how
8th Nov 2014
Barack Obama needs  India, and how

That Barack Obama is among the most cerebral of US Presidents is a given, and not merely when compared to his predecessor. His books reveal a brilliant mind, but one clearly focused on a single goal:

Saffron must reflect liberal, not restrictive, values
1st Nov 2014
Saffron must reflect liberal, not restrictive, values

Some years ago, this columnist suggested — not entirely in jest — a "Denim Index" to judge the extent of fundamentalism in countries in West Asia and North Africa. If less than a tenth of the youn

Canada in 26/11 denial on terror attack
25th Oct 2014
Canada in 26/11 denial  on terror attack

After the 26/11 attackers came ashore in Mumbai and caused havoc for three days in the city, damaging India's reputation as a country skilled in counter-terrorism, the Manmohan Singh government at fir

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‘Reports of Modi declining Xi invite wrong’
22nd Nov 2014

Senior officials are surprised at reports in both the Chinese as well as Indian media that Prime Minister Narendra Modi declined a personal invitation from President Xi Jinping to attend the just-conc

Modi effect, not RBI, tames food inflation
15th Nov 2014

Senior officials say that food inflation has been moderated not by the high interest rate policy of the Reserve Bank of India (which in practice has boosted inflation and slowed growth), but by change

Officials confident PM Modi will prevail over ‘Swiss Club’
1st Nov 2014

Officials eager to actualise Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vow of the return to legal channels of an estimated $500 billion-plus held illegally by Indian nationals and their nominees abroad warn that

Bharara in damage control mode over Modi summons
25th Oct 2014

The US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Preet Bharara, has sought to "cover up his informal involvement in the 25 September issue of summons to Prime Minister Narendra Modi by the South

Bharara, other US officials ‘assisted those behind court-summons to Modi’
11th Oct 2014

Appointed to the post by US President Barack Obama, Preet Bharara, the Prosecuting Attorney for the Southern District of New York, "played a key role in facilitating the issuance of a court summons di

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