Fifth Columnist:Man who came from the cold There are two unwritten codes in espionage that no text book is likely to enunciate, but have existed since the days of Mata Hari or even earlier.
Fifth Columnist: A bridge too far The widening chasm between politics and policy in India is nowhere better exemplified than prime minister Narendra Modi’s Clean Ganga or ‘Namami Ganga’ campaign.
Fifth Columnist: Nowhere to go Barely half-an-hour into the counting of votes in the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, it became clear that it was not going to be a repeat of the Bihar assembly elections of 2015.
Fifth Columnist: Identity Politics It is a card that was played ad nauseam for roughly six decades in Indian politics before it was run aground by a rampant Narendra Modi in 2014.
Fifth Columnist: Think before you charge Just when the world is waking up to the fact that the ISIS is being pushed out of Mosul and other strongholds in Iraq and Libya, it now seems that the dreaded group of fanatics is finding its feet in
Fifth Columnist: Neither civil nor servant An appointment to the civil service of the Company – noted the Macaulay Committee Report in 1854 giving India its first modern bureaucracy, which recommended that the patronage-based system of East In
Immigration firewall For many decades, it was common for Indian families to take the immigration route for their extended kith and kin to migrate to the United States.
Fifth Columnist : Exciting times Political scenario building is one of the perks of living in a democracy. And there is nothing quite as exciting currently in India as the ongoing assembly elections in five states.
Fifth Columnist : High commands are passé There was a time, in the reasonably distant past, or more specifically the 1950s, when India’s first prime minister thought it beneath his dignity to campaign for assembly elections.
Fifth Columnist : Shadow War Call it the shadow war. It stretches credulity somewhat to think that a short, portly and bearded man, in the autumn of his life, is India’s biggest security threat and bugbear.