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The Wandering Gourmet

Visiting Megu, The Leela Palace New Delhi’s ultra-chic super expensive Japanese restaurant was never for the faint hearted. I remember, when they opened, they had an average spend per person of 5 figures. So, imagine my disbelief when they began their Rs 2,500 all-inclusive Obento Box lunch.

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The Vote Bank Of India (Public) Ltd

By all converging accounts, the last general elections had burnt close on Rs 80,000 crore, or $12 billion. (Over a five year period, with many state and city elections included, the figure goes up to 200,000 crore).

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India, Pakistan & Hurriyat

If the Hurriyat is a marginal force, as these very critics claim, then why does India have to worry too much about what we do to further marginalise them.

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Nothing Surprising About Collapse Of India-Pakistan NSA-level Talks

Pakistan will be deterred not by any evidence we produce but by the costs that we could impose on it in return, writes Kanwal Sibal

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Modi Should Mention Unsung Heroes In Independence Day Speech

On 15 August 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his speech, which was over one hour long, outlined his priorities in the coming days. I was lucky to have listened to it and derive inspiration also. I clearly remember his saying that "Let's think beyond 'what about me' and look at the nation". Thi

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Modi’s Central Asia Gain

India’s SCO entry is important as it recognises the legitimacy of its interests and role in Central Asia, writes Kanwal Sibal

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Credible Diplomacy

Significant gains have been made during Modi’s visit to Bangladesh, yet there are impeding issues to be addressed, says Kanwal Sibal

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Look East And Act East

Prime Minister Modi’s recent visit to Bangladesh has been successful at several levels. Bilateral relations have got a major stimulus. Modi’s neighbourhood policy has gained more credibility with a positive regional fallout. The Act East policy has received an impetus. Developments prospects in our

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Chinese Checkers

All the bonhomie and bytes of the Modi visit notwithstanding, the China challenge remains Modi is wooing China economically for his development agenda for India. In his calculations, China has the financial resources, expertise in infrastructure building and need for external markets and project op

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At Home With Foreign Policies

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has surprised his own people as well as those abroad with his foreign policy initiatives. Considered a novice in foreign affairs when he took over, it is in this area that his impact has been the greatest during his first year in office.

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