India is watching with some trepidation the American move to hold talks with Taliban in Qatar, of all places, for a possible settlement in Afghanistan once their troops leave that war scarred country next year.
It was as if election activities were just waiting for the BJP and Narendra Modi to throw their hats into the ring.
For those concerned about China crossing the line in Ladakh, do also consider the big dragon’s multi-splendoured talents in spreading its gargantuan business and economic wings in this country in a way that could hardly have been taught at any management school.
With the interrogation of three players including star Indian cricketer S Sreesanth and 11 bookies with the promise of more to come, it is make or break time for IPL.
As Pakistan goes to polls, it should be considered a happy augury in that country's chequered history as a civilian government for the first time will complete a full five-year tenure in power, paving the way for a constitutional transfer of guards once the results of elections are known.
What does one make of this latest Indo-China standoff in the fiftieth year of the 1962 border war between the two countries?
India's pampered VIPs are confronted with a problem they do not know how to get around to.
Four terror deaths in Boston have shaken the US; candle light vigil and tears have gone hand in hand with a deadly, highly technical all out assault against two alleged perpetrators of the terror attack, two Chechnyan brothers.
Former Pakistani cricketing great Wasim Akram was echoing the view of many, even in this country, when he said that Pakistani players should be allowed to participate in the IPL so that all round standards in the competition are taken to another level.
There is no politician grabbing television headlines or newsprint space like the Gujarat chief minister.
Is the Indian Union beginning to fall apart? Are these the first signs? If the Indian government’s assertion that it is fighting terror seriously is to be taken at face value, should it not first, begin to speak in a single voice – or a single file, if you please.
While the UPA government's introduction of the Right To Education (RTE) three years ago is commendable by any yardstick as first steps towards establishing it as a fundamental right throughout the length and breadth of the country
There is substance in the matter that India's domestic political compulsions become a mill round its neck when conducting foreign policy in its immediate neighbourhood.
As President Pranab Mukerjee prepares to visit Dhaka, New Delhi has to keep in mind the troubles of her old and trusted friend Sheikh Hasina Wajed and her Awami League government, currently under seige by a chain of events which are well rooted in the country’s traumatic history. It is important right now that India offers all the support it can to strengthen her hands and help heal deep fissures that exist in the society.
The Hyderabad bomb blasts this week have merely helped to underline that India is perhaps sitting on one of the big ethno-political fault lines in the world.