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  • 31-Aug-2018 | Sunanda K Datta-Ray

    The dilemma of Northern Ireland

    Today, Northern Ireland will have been without a government for 593 days because Protestants and Catholics can't agree on the terms of cooperation

  • 17-Aug-2018 | Sunanda K Datta-Ray

    Fake news is nothing new

    The ultimate was surely Yudhishthira's immortal "Aswathama hatha...", followed by a whispered "iti narova kunjarova..."

  • 03-Aug-2018 | Sunanda K Datta-Ray

    Why Modi must caution his friend 'Bibi'

    With protests and the Knesset split over Netanyahu's new law reiterating that Israel is a monocultural country, it can't be called a unanimous expression of the national will

  • 21-Jul-2018 | Sunanda K Datta-Ray

    The great British optimism

    From sports to diplomacy, trade to warfront - the British 'ability' to proclaim victory in the jaws of defeat is unique

  • 20-Jul-2018 | Sunanda K Datta-Ray

    'Intertwined Lives': Biography of PN Haksar lacks an assessment of his role

    The author claims to 'have deliberately eschewed the temptation to be judgmental'. The temptation can't have been very strong in unabashed hagiography

  • 07-Jul-2018 | Sunanda K Datta-Ray

    Neighbour's envy, owner's pride

    Britain's National Health Service is bitterly criticised. But it's the envy of the world and makes Britain great

  • 15-May-2018 | Sunanda K Datta-Ray

    The defiant outsider

    Corruption wasn't just a problem during Najib's time. It was also part of a matrix of mysteries when Mahathir was prime minister

  • 12-May-2018 | Sunanda K Datta-Ray

    Large consequences of small events

    Being blackballed by the Allahabad Club, for instance, drove Jawaharlal Nehru into nationalist politics

  • 14-Apr-2018 | Sunanda K Datta-Ray

    A feather in the cap... err... crown

    There's a move afoot to nominate the British Queen for a Nobel peace prize for her 60-year service to the Commonwealth. Does she deserve it?

  • 31-Mar-2018 | Sunanda K Datta-Ray

    The future of US-China relations

    North Korea's nuclear missile programmes and the evidence of Kim's visit to Beijing can only further strengthen China's financial and diplomatic hold

  • 03-Mar-2018 | Sunanda K Datta-Ray

    India, Bangladesh locked in a love-hate relationship

    Blackmail on one side and bullying on the other doesn't make for a constructive partnership

  • 03-Feb-2018 | Sunanda K Datta-Ray

    'The country is on the mobile'

    Has the average Indian become slave of gadgets that were invented to serve him?

  • 19-Jan-2018 | Sunanda K Datta-Ray

    We are like that only!

    Is it possible for even the greatest of Indians to discard the bonds of caste, class, clan or straightforward profit in favour of austere principles?

  • 05-Jan-2018 | Sunanda K Datta-Ray

    The politics of vegetarianism

    The patronage of one of the few public personalities who criticise growing intolerance can liberate vegetarianism from bondage to politics associated with bans and lynching

  • 24-Nov-2017 | Sunanda K Datta-Ray

    After Dalveer Bhandari what?

    India, the principal beneficiary of Bhandari's re-election to the ICJ, must think of cleansing its justice system to narrow the gap between domestic reality and international reputation

  • 10-Nov-2017 | Sunanda K Datta-Ray

    A problem of plenty

    India is a notoriously poor country with notoriously rich people who can't afford to let on they are rich

  • 27-Oct-2017 | Sunanda K Datta-Ray

    What India can learn from Germany

    That country has been able to integrate different strands into a single flowing stream

  • 13-Oct-2017 | Sunanda K Datta-Ray

    The value of a £1 coin

    Despite Brexit and the pound's deterioration, it is still the proud coin of a self-confident realm

  • 01-Sep-2017 | Sunanda K Datta-Ray

    Courtesy towards the elderly

    The walking stick is received with respect throughout Europe, not as much in India

  • 18-Aug-2017 | Sunanda K Datta-Ray

    When myth merges with reality

    In trying to glorify India's past, the govt doesn't seem ready to address disturbing truths

  • 07-Jul-2017 | Sunanda K Datta-Ray

    Sauce for the goose isn't sauce for the gander

    Israelis should know better than anyone else that one man's freedom fighter is another's terrorist

  • 23-Jun-2017 | Sunanda K Datta-Ray

    Tata's keenness to acquire gives Air India another shot at survival

    His experience of AirAsia India and Vistara has erased unhappy memories of the 1994 SIA-Tata JV

  • 26-May-2017 | Sunanda K Datta-Ray

    Protocol and politeness

    Melania Trump was observing protocol in Riyadh

  • 14-Apr-2017 | Sunanda K Datta-Ray

    Not a worthy bounty

    Cow belt activists are now trying to sell Mamata Banerjee cheap

  • 03-Mar-2017 | Sunanda K Datta-Ray

    Sunanda K Datta-Ray: Where one belongs

    Had Kuchibhotla stayed in India, he would have earned less but his life might have been spared

  • 20-Jan-2017 | Sunanda K Datta-Ray

    Sunanda K Datta-Ray: Being critical, not complimentary

    That should be the attitude of journalists towards those in power

  • 06-Jan-2017 | Sunanda K Datta-Ray

    Sunanda K Datta-Ray: Of politicians past their use-by date

    Taking tip from SP ramlila, Modi can anoint Advani Bharatiya Bhishma Pitamah if not prez