Articles By Sudip Talukdar

Politics bares its ugly fangs in UP

Politics bares its ugly fangs in UP

By: Sudip Talukdar | Date: 08 Mar , 2017

Politics could not have sunk into more sordid depths in a state still shackled by the demons of casteism, lawlessness, graft and maladministration, yet making extravagant claims over development...

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Must nation be at the mercy of vote-banks?

Must nation be at the mercy of vote-banks?

By: Sudip Talukdar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Feb , 2017

Must the nation always be at the mercy of vote banks? What would explain the deafening silence of the entire political class over successive attempts to derail trains and cause massive...

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Strategic Bungling Emboldens Hostile Neighbours

Strategic Bungling Emboldens Hostile Neighbours

By: Sudip Talukdar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Jan , 2017

Disconnect between appearance and reality, so powerfully dramatized by Shakespeare in Hamlet, remains the bane of politics in India. On the one hand, it explains why the country is sinking deeper...

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Soldiers Fall Victim to Unrelenting Slander

Soldiers Fall Victim to Unrelenting Slander

By: Sudip Talukdar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 Jan , 2017

Nothing could have been more sordid, slanderous or shocking than the unprecedented attack on the Army in a prime time debate on a popular English news channel. It marks the murkiest depths to...

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70 Years on, has India Learnt any Lessons?

70 Years on, has India Learnt any Lessons?

By: Sudip Talukdar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Jan , 2017

Has India ever learnt any lessons from the colossal blunders committed at random through 70 years of independence? It seems extremely doubtful in the light of its dealings with China and Pakistan....

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Politicians' outburst against Army a new low in politics

Politicians' outburst against Army a new low in politics

By: Sudip Talukdar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Dec , 2016

The West Bengal Chief Minister’s shrill and unwarranted outburst against the Indian Army has touched an abysmal low in political discourse, unprecedented in 70 years of our independence. What...

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High time Army given its legitimate dues

High time Army given its legitimate dues

By: Sudip Talukdar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Nov , 2016

The wave of protests staged in the wake of Subedar Ram Kishen’s suicide over OROP arrears, is a sordid example of shocking opportunism, seldom witnessed in our post independence history. It...

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Pak Moles: Are Peaceniks Legitimizing Acts of Rogue State?

Pak Moles: Are Peaceniks Legitimizing Acts of Rogue State?

By: Sudip Talukdar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Sep , 2016

The Brigade of Peaceniks, comprising sundry elements in the print and electronic media, NGOs, leftists and ex-ministers, which had lain low in the initial days of the Uri attack, is once again...

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Idea of Bharat (India) Under Multiple Attacks

Idea of Bharat (India) Under Multiple Attacks

By: Sudip Talukdar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Sep , 2016

Chanakya, one of the sharpest minds in statecraft, observed more than two millenniums ago that poison is the best antidote to venom. There could not have been a sounder advice for our politicians...

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Kashmir Turning into Political Black Hole

Kashmir Turning into Political Black Hole

By: Sudip Talukdar | Date: 23 Aug , 2016

India is floundering in a mess of its own making, whose seeds a short sighted leadership had unwittingly planted, post partition, after being in complete denial about ground realities. Successive...

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How long will India tolerate habitual snubbing?

How long will India tolerate habitual snubbing?

By: Sudip Talukdar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Feb , 2016

The denial of visa to one of our most accomplished and iconic artistes Anupam Kher, out of the 17 who had applied and subsequent shenanigans on the part of Islamabad evokes a sense of déjà vu....

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