Mani Shankar Aiyar


'Mani Shankar Aiyar' - 335 News Result(s)

  • Opinion: My Rapport With And Respect For Atal-ji - By Mani Shankar Aiyar

    Opinion: My Rapport With And Respect For Atal-<i>ji</i> - By Mani Shankar Aiyar

    He was, above all, a truly outstanding parliamentarian, so outstanding that soon after he was first elected to the Lok Sabha in 1957, Pandit-ji was telling his confidantes within months that young Atal Bihari seemed to have in him the makings of a future Prime Minister. Two incidents when Atal-ji was still in his 30s illustrate this assessment.

  • Opinion: Karunanidhi Remembered By Mani Shankar Aiyar

    Opinion: Karunanidhi Remembered By Mani Shankar Aiyar

    A great voice has been stilled. For over 50 years, Kalaignar Karunanidhi carried the Dravidian Movement on his strong shoulders.

  • Opinion: It Was Not Nehru Who Cut Jinnah's Chances Of Being PM

    Opinion: It Was Not Nehru Who Cut Jinnah's Chances Of Being PM

    It was not Nehru's aching desire to be PM but principally Jinnah himself, Mountbatten and his staff, the Congress Working Committee and eventually a despairing Gandhi-ji who gave up on this will o' the wisp of keeping India united by making Jinnah PM.

  • Opinion: Amit Shah's "Mistake" About Rajiv Gandhi - By Mani Shankar Aiyar

    Opinion: Amit Shah's "Mistake" About Rajiv Gandhi - By Mani Shankar Aiyar

    While Amit Shah alluded in his intervention in parliament to Rajiv Gandhi having announced the accord during his Independence Day address to the nation next day from the ramparts of the Red Fort, he does not seem to have read the speech because Rajiv Gandhi says the accord was signed "yesterday" (14 August), then quickly corrects himself to say it ...

  • Opinion: Mani Shankar Aiyar On Imran Khan's Victory

    Opinion: Mani Shankar Aiyar On Imran Khan's Victory

    For us in India, the near-universal rejection of Pakistan's religion-based parties is perhaps the most significant outcome of this election - for it demonstrates (once again) that far from being partisans of fanatical Islamic terrorists, Pakistanis, by and large, reject religious extremism and terror politics.

  • Opinion: Mani Shankar Aiyar On PM's Reaction To Rahul Gandhi's Hug

    Opinion: Mani Shankar Aiyar On PM's Reaction To Rahul Gandhi's Hug

    Hence his denigration of a gesture aimed at indicating that in a democracy we have opponents not enemies, that we do not have to harbour hatred in our hearts against those with whom we do not agree. Modi-Shah do not understand that.

  • Opinion: Yes, Tharoor Is Right About "Hindu Pak" - By Mani Shankar Aiyar

    Opinion: Yes, Tharoor Is Right About "Hindu Pak" - By Mani Shankar Aiyar

    As a self-confessed "secular fundamentalist", I believe this is the time and juncture for me to stand up and say that Shashi Tharoor is spot on: the Bharat which the Hindutva forces are pledged to realize would be a mirror image of Muslim Pakistan, thus making of secular India a 'Hindu Pakistan'.

  • Opinion: Importance Of "Jeep" Symbol In Pak Election - By Mani Shankar Aiyar

    Opinion: Importance Of "Jeep" Symbol In Pak Election - By Mani Shankar Aiyar

    For the third time in succession, Pakistan goes to the polls on July 25 to elect both the new parliament (called in Pakistan the National Assembly) and the four provincial assemblies of Punjab, Sind, Balochistan and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP, known to Indian readers more by its previous name, North-West Frontier Province - NWFP).

  • Opinion: Mani Shankar Aiyar On Trump Putting India In Its Place

    Opinion: Mani Shankar Aiyar On Trump Putting India In Its Place

    We will not get an alternative date until we show that we have something to give the US in return for the favour of their sustaining the illusion that we really do matter to them.

  • Opinion: Mehbooba Was Burdened By Her Father With An Impossible Legacy

    Opinion: Mehbooba Was Burdened By Her Father With An Impossible Legacy

    Mesmerized by Modi's strong man image, Mehbooba allowed herself to be diddled by his false promises and her vain hopes. Now, she has been cast aside by the same Modi on whom she pinned her excessive expectations.

  • Opinion: At 34, Kim Jong Un Defeats Trump, Twice His Age

    Opinion: At 34, Kim Jong Un Defeats Trump, Twice His Age

    When on the lawns of the White House, Narendra Modi suddenly moved to gather to his 56-inch chest a startled and somewhat embarrassed Donald Trump, Modi seems by some process of osmosis to have passed on his DNA to Trump as what we have witnessed in Singapore is the ultimate Event Management test - the focus being entirely on the optics, to the neg...

  • Opinion: Mani Shankar Aiyar On Pranab Mukherjee's Speech To RSS

    Opinion: Mani Shankar Aiyar On Pranab Mukherjee's Speech To RSS

    I must confess to having felt queasy when I heard that our former Rashtrapati, Pranab Mukherjee, a man I much admire, was likely to accept an invitation from the RSS Sarsanghchalak, Mohan Bhagwat, to attend the convocation of Sangh Parivaar volunteers trained for three years in becoming pracharaks.

  • Opinion: Dulat And Durrani Don't Break Their Omerta

    Opinion: Dulat And Durrani Don't Break Their Omerta

    Does intelligence gathering lead to intelligent decision-making?

  • Opinion: Modi's Blatant Attempt To Communalize A State - By Mani Shankar Aiyar

    Opinion: Modi's Blatant Attempt To Communalize A State - By Mani Shankar Aiyar

    While the nation's attention has been riveted on the Modi-Shah shenanigans in Karnataka, inadequate attention has been paid to the excesses they are committing at the other end of the country in the North-East where a massive public agitation has been spurred by the proposed amendment to the Citizenship Act of 1955 aimed, in effect, at providing no...

  • Opinion: Karnataka Today, Kairana Next Week - By Mani Shankar Aiyar

    Opinion: Karnataka Today, Kairana Next Week - By Mani Shankar Aiyar

    A humble (but not humbled) Congress, in the congenial company of a broad alliance holding aloft the Idea of India, will, a year from now, stop the perverse rise of an alternative Idea of India that we have witnessed since 2014, notwithstanding the obvious truth that well over two-thirds of all Indians have never wished to have anything to do with t...

'Mani Shankar Aiyar' - 76 Video Result(s)

'Mani Shankar Aiyar' - 335 News Result(s)

  • Opinion: My Rapport With And Respect For Atal-ji - By Mani Shankar Aiyar

    Opinion: My Rapport With And Respect For Atal-<i>ji</i> - By Mani Shankar Aiyar

    He was, above all, a truly outstanding parliamentarian, so outstanding that soon after he was first elected to the Lok Sabha in 1957, Pandit-ji was telling his confidantes within months that young Atal Bihari seemed to have in him the makings of a future Prime Minister. Two incidents when Atal-ji was still in his 30s illustrate this assessment.

  • Opinion: Karunanidhi Remembered By Mani Shankar Aiyar

    Opinion: Karunanidhi Remembered By Mani Shankar Aiyar

    A great voice has been stilled. For over 50 years, Kalaignar Karunanidhi carried the Dravidian Movement on his strong shoulders.

  • Opinion: It Was Not Nehru Who Cut Jinnah's Chances Of Being PM

    Opinion: It Was Not Nehru Who Cut Jinnah's Chances Of Being PM

    It was not Nehru's aching desire to be PM but principally Jinnah himself, Mountbatten and his staff, the Congress Working Committee and eventually a despairing Gandhi-ji who gave up on this will o' the wisp of keeping India united by making Jinnah PM.

  • Opinion: Amit Shah's "Mistake" About Rajiv Gandhi - By Mani Shankar Aiyar

    Opinion: Amit Shah's "Mistake" About Rajiv Gandhi - By Mani Shankar Aiyar

    While Amit Shah alluded in his intervention in parliament to Rajiv Gandhi having announced the accord during his Independence Day address to the nation next day from the ramparts of the Red Fort, he does not seem to have read the speech because Rajiv Gandhi says the accord was signed "yesterday" (14 August), then quickly corrects himself to say it ...

  • Opinion: Mani Shankar Aiyar On Imran Khan's Victory

    Opinion: Mani Shankar Aiyar On Imran Khan's Victory

    For us in India, the near-universal rejection of Pakistan's religion-based parties is perhaps the most significant outcome of this election - for it demonstrates (once again) that far from being partisans of fanatical Islamic terrorists, Pakistanis, by and large, reject religious extremism and terror politics.

  • Opinion: Mani Shankar Aiyar On PM's Reaction To Rahul Gandhi's Hug

    Opinion: Mani Shankar Aiyar On PM's Reaction To Rahul Gandhi's Hug

    Hence his denigration of a gesture aimed at indicating that in a democracy we have opponents not enemies, that we do not have to harbour hatred in our hearts against those with whom we do not agree. Modi-Shah do not understand that.

  • Opinion: Yes, Tharoor Is Right About "Hindu Pak" - By Mani Shankar Aiyar

    Opinion: Yes, Tharoor Is Right About "Hindu Pak" - By Mani Shankar Aiyar

    As a self-confessed "secular fundamentalist", I believe this is the time and juncture for me to stand up and say that Shashi Tharoor is spot on: the Bharat which the Hindutva forces are pledged to realize would be a mirror image of Muslim Pakistan, thus making of secular India a 'Hindu Pakistan'.

  • Opinion: Importance Of "Jeep" Symbol In Pak Election - By Mani Shankar Aiyar

    Opinion: Importance Of "Jeep" Symbol In Pak Election - By Mani Shankar Aiyar

    For the third time in succession, Pakistan goes to the polls on July 25 to elect both the new parliament (called in Pakistan the National Assembly) and the four provincial assemblies of Punjab, Sind, Balochistan and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP, known to Indian readers more by its previous name, North-West Frontier Province - NWFP).

  • Opinion: Mani Shankar Aiyar On Trump Putting India In Its Place

    Opinion: Mani Shankar Aiyar On Trump Putting India In Its Place

    We will not get an alternative date until we show that we have something to give the US in return for the favour of their sustaining the illusion that we really do matter to them.

  • Opinion: Mehbooba Was Burdened By Her Father With An Impossible Legacy

    Opinion: Mehbooba Was Burdened By Her Father With An Impossible Legacy

    Mesmerized by Modi's strong man image, Mehbooba allowed herself to be diddled by his false promises and her vain hopes. Now, she has been cast aside by the same Modi on whom she pinned her excessive expectations.

  • Opinion: At 34, Kim Jong Un Defeats Trump, Twice His Age

    Opinion: At 34, Kim Jong Un Defeats Trump, Twice His Age

    When on the lawns of the White House, Narendra Modi suddenly moved to gather to his 56-inch chest a startled and somewhat embarrassed Donald Trump, Modi seems by some process of osmosis to have passed on his DNA to Trump as what we have witnessed in Singapore is the ultimate Event Management test - the focus being entirely on the optics, to the neg...

  • Opinion: Mani Shankar Aiyar On Pranab Mukherjee's Speech To RSS

    Opinion: Mani Shankar Aiyar On Pranab Mukherjee's Speech To RSS

    I must confess to having felt queasy when I heard that our former Rashtrapati, Pranab Mukherjee, a man I much admire, was likely to accept an invitation from the RSS Sarsanghchalak, Mohan Bhagwat, to attend the convocation of Sangh Parivaar volunteers trained for three years in becoming pracharaks.

  • Opinion: Dulat And Durrani Don't Break Their Omerta

    Opinion: Dulat And Durrani Don't Break Their Omerta

    Does intelligence gathering lead to intelligent decision-making?

  • Opinion: Modi's Blatant Attempt To Communalize A State - By Mani Shankar Aiyar

    Opinion: Modi's Blatant Attempt To Communalize A State - By Mani Shankar Aiyar

    While the nation's attention has been riveted on the Modi-Shah shenanigans in Karnataka, inadequate attention has been paid to the excesses they are committing at the other end of the country in the North-East where a massive public agitation has been spurred by the proposed amendment to the Citizenship Act of 1955 aimed, in effect, at providing no...

  • Opinion: Karnataka Today, Kairana Next Week - By Mani Shankar Aiyar

    Opinion: Karnataka Today, Kairana Next Week - By Mani Shankar Aiyar

    A humble (but not humbled) Congress, in the congenial company of a broad alliance holding aloft the Idea of India, will, a year from now, stop the perverse rise of an alternative Idea of India that we have witnessed since 2014, notwithstanding the obvious truth that well over two-thirds of all Indians have never wished to have anything to do with t...

'Mani Shankar Aiyar' - 76 Video Result(s)

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