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Mani Shankar Aiyar

Mani Shankar Aiyar

Mani Shankar Aiyar, a former Union minister who has held portfolios like Panchayati Raj, Petroleum and Natural Gas and Youth Affairs and Sports, is an MP and a social commentator.

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Don’t target history

In 1938, Muhammad Ali Jinnah was at the nadir of his quest to become the sole

By Mani Shankar Aiyar May 27, 2018

Serial hugging in Wuhan

Maurice Couve de Murville, the highly regarded foreign minister of France in the

By Mani Shankar Aiyar May 13, 2018

Mehbooba’s tragic flaw

It would require Aeschylus, not a mere columnist, to tell the full tragedy of

By Mani Shankar Aiyar April 29, 2018

Coercive federalism? No, thanks!

Meenakshi Lekhi, my fellow columnist, has argued the case for simultaneous elections

By Mani Shankar Aiyar April 15, 2018

Beirut diaries

The Mediterranean Sea lapping at the edges of Beirut, Lebanon, is placid as a lake.

By Mani Shankar Aiyar April 01, 2018

Saffron hills? Look closer

Has, indeed, the BJP swept the northeast? If one looks beyond the hype, it is only

By Mani Shankar Aiyar March 18, 2018

The Pakistan that loves India

Which is the last place on earth that we, as Indians, would expect to listen to a

By Mani Shankar Aiyar March 04, 2018

Bhutto vs Bilawal

Quite fortuitously, Syeda Hameed’s Born To Be Hanged: Political Biography of

By Mani Shankar Aiyar February 18, 2018

Filth in the White House

Like everyone in the universe, I have immersed myself in Fire And Fury, Michael

By Mani Shankar Aiyar February 04, 2018

Fight and flight

On November 17, 2017, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, defending the Rafale deal

By Mani Shankar Aiyar January 21, 2018

Desperately seeking a partner

With under 1,500 votes, lesser than NOTA, what can the BJP take away from the byelection in...

By Mani Shankar Aiyar January 07, 2018

Prime falsification

I arrived at the Porter’s Lodge, Trinity Hall, Cambridge University, arranged for my trunk to be lifted...

By Mani Shankar Aiyar December 24, 2017

Rahul’s restoration mission

For Congresspersons all over the country, including this writer, the suspense over who will lead us...

By Mani Shankar Aiyar December 10, 2017

Programmed to fail

When it comes to chutzpah, one has to hand it to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. Having completely...

By Mani Shankar Aiyar November 26, 2017

Deal tactfully with the Gulf of differences

On the eve of my departure for Qatar last week, it was reported that Hamas and Fatah, the warring...

By Mani Shankar Aiyar November 12, 2017
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