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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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The perils of presidentialism

Shashi Tharoor in a newspaper article has attempted to revive an old argument about

By Mani Shankar Aiyar August 16, 2020

Fix with flexibility

If Pakistan had not been torn out of Mother India, our most difficult neighbour

By Mani Shankar Aiyar August 02, 2020

Pax Sinica: Did China-watchers caution Modi?

The elite corps of our foreign service are the Mandarin-speaking China experts. It

By Mani Shankar Aiyar July 19, 2020

Strive for a settlement

The India-China border in the western sector is neither defined, delimited or

By Mani Shankar Aiyar July 05, 2020

Reassert our nonalignment

The Prime Minister of Singapore, Lee Hsien Loong, in an article in the highly

By Mani Shankar Aiyar June 21, 2020

Insensitive diplomacy at its peak

The current stand-off between India and Nepal is over an isosceles triangle-shaped

By Mani Shankar Aiyar June 07, 2020

Gujarat model of failure

On May 9, The Indian Express carried two apparently unrelated Covid-19 stories on

By Mani Shankar Aiyar May 24, 2020

Corona, communalism and class conflict

As in a time of war, the Covid-19 pandemic should have united our country. Instead,

By Mani Shankar Aiyar May 10, 2020

Pots, pans and the pandemic

If Narendra Modi had ever been really poor, his first thoughts on Covid-19 would

By Mani Shankar Aiyar April 26, 2020

Eight takeaways from Shaheen Bagh

The 100-day protest at Shaheen Bagh is over, worsted not by the Narendra Modi

By Mani Shankar Aiyar April 12, 2020

Breaking point? Not yet

Does JEXIT—the rather witty term for Jyotiraditya Scindia’s exit—really matter? The

By Mani Shankar Aiyar March 29, 2020

Keeping hindutva at bay

Now that so many Congress luminaries have stirred the pot of our sorrows, may I

By Mani Shankar Aiyar March 07, 2020

Postcard from Srinagar

Time was when a postcard from Srinagar meant a pretty picture of colourful shikaras

By Mani Shankar Aiyar February 22, 2020

The school of protests

I went to Paris in May 1968 to be part of the student uprising that startled the

By Mani Shankar Aiyar February 08, 2020

How Pakistanis view Pakistan

I was at the Afkar-e-Taza (innovative thinking) ThinkFest in Lahore, held on January

By Mani Shankar Aiyar January 25, 2020
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