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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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Pak elections will change nothing

The stage is set for the third successive democratic elections in Pakistan. While

By Mani Shankar Aiyar July 22, 2018

A pen for peace

The last published words that Shujaat Bukhari, editor of Rising Kashmir, wrote a few

By Mani Shankar Aiyar July 08, 2018

Diplomatic damp squib

It is all but forgotten that the Korean War (1950-53) was brought to an armistice

By Mani Shankar Aiyar June 24, 2018

United colours of opposition

Now that everyone has had his or her say about Karnataka, let me get in my two bits.

By Mani Shankar Aiyar June 10, 2018

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
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