Gautam Datt
Associate Editor
New Delhi
My Stories
Newsmaker: Gold, Grit, guts & Gumption

Ships will not sail if they shy away from facing storms.

Newsmaker: Bugged about a hug

An often repeated but hardly followed line that sports and politics should not be mixed loses relevance when sportspersons turn politicians as they fall in line quickly to grasp the fundamental gro

Differences should not become disputes: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi does not want differences between India and China to become disputes as he expressed satisfaction that the two sides are addressing the issues maturely.

‘Absence of evidence does not mean absence of effort’

Vikram Sood is a former head of India’s foreign intelligence agency, the Research and Analysis Wing.

Newsmaker: Awaiting a new turn in TN

The four legends of Tamil Nadu politics lay buried in Chennai’s Marina,beach. MG Ramachandran rests next to CN Annadurai.

Congress rearguard action on citizenship

The politics over National Register of Citizens (NRC) has taken a curious turn with the Congress shedding its ambiguous position distanced from West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s fierce o

The road to being an Indian

The National Register of Citizens (NRC) was first prepared in 1951 on the basis of the 1951 census.

Newsmaker: Rootless in Assam

At least theoretically for time being, the population of Assam will be reduced by four million in a stroke if all those who have not made it to the draft National Register of Citizenship (NRC) are

Newsmaker: The Khan in his lair

Balle ki balle balle!” (Hurray, it’s the bat!) sang supporters of Imran Khan as it became clear on counting day that his election symbol, the bat, was in the driving seat.

The Rafale Saga

The Indian Air Force has been looking for a new potent fighter jet for almost 20 years now as it has not added a new aircraft in its fleet since the late 1990s when the contract for the purchase of