Guest Column

Sanjaya Baru

Sanjaya Baru

Sanjaya Baru was the official spokesman and media adviser to PM Manmohan Singh, between May 2004 and August 2008. Currently, he is the director for geo-economics and strategy at the International Institute of Strategic Studies.


Venezuela: Will India give in to US pressure?

Where there is oil and natural gas there is the potential for conflict. From West

By Sanjaya Baru March 23, 2019

An Indian view of China

Two decades ago prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and his national security

By Sanjaya Baru March 09, 2019

Turn of Kashmiri millennials

Politicians are responsible for everything, laments Ghulam Hassan Dar, a farmer and

By Sanjaya Baru February 23, 2019

Has Congress virtually decimated itself in Andhra and Telangana?

In a letter full of angst and agony, a senior leader of the Sonia Congress in Andhra

By Sanjaya Baru February 09, 2019

Primed for power

With the singular exception of Karnataka’s H.D. Deve Gowda no chief minister made it

By Sanjaya Baru January 26, 2019

Have you read the book?

We are into what has come to be known as the ‘lit fest’ season. From Delhi to

By Sanjaya Baru January 12, 2019

A year to remember?

The Russian Revolution happened in 1917 and the Jallianwala Bagh massacre happened

By Sanjaya Baru December 29, 2018

Manmohan’s lesson for Modi

In Rajasthan, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was expected to be defeated. In

By Sanjaya Baru December 15, 2018

The losing hand

It was amusing to hear Sonia Gandhi rail against family rule in Telangana. The idea

By Sanjaya Baru December 01, 2018

Demonetising impatient India

Claims and counterclaims on the economic impact of demonetisation have been

By Sanjaya Baru November 17, 2018

The Moses syndrome

There are many definitions of what has been dubbed the Moses syndrome. My favourite

By Sanjaya Baru November 10, 2018

Mind of the mixed-up Indian

I first met Gurcharan Das on the night train to Kalka. It was the mid-1980s. He was

By Sanjaya Baru October 28, 2018

India-Pakistan ties: Forever in liquid oxygen

Everyone has heard that Ajit joke about punishing a scoundrel by dipping him into a

By Sanjaya Baru October 14, 2018

India may function better under Modi, but it has also become anarchic

American economist and diplomat John Kenneth Galbraith, a US Ambassador to India in

By Sanjaya Baru September 30, 2018

The book launch circus

When television became ubiquitous in urban India, many parents worried that their

By Sanjaya Baru September 16, 2018
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