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.


Turning crisis into opportunity

It is old hat that the Chinese character for ‘crisis’ is a combination of the

By Sanjaya Baru March 29, 2020

A world without walls

Way back in the 1960s, when my generation was in its teens, long before any

By Sanjaya Baru March 07, 2020

Indian aid to America

The United States administration of President Donald Trump has given India a

By Sanjaya Baru February 22, 2020

Every city needs an AAP

For a chief minister who does not have even the powers of a mayor of most western

By Sanjaya Baru February 08, 2020

Economy lessons from China

While India entered the second decade of the 21st century worried about an economic

By Sanjaya Baru January 25, 2020

Nehru’s dilemma, now Modi’s

One good consequence of the defeat of the Congress in the general elections of 2014

By Sanjaya Baru January 11, 2020

Learn from Atalji

On Christmas Day Atal Bihari Vajpayee would have been 95. Will the India that

By Sanjaya Baru December 28, 2019

Prioritise economy over politics

Economist Raghuram Rajan was criticised when, as governor of the Reserve Bank of

By Sanjaya Baru December 14, 2019

Stop celebrating brain gain; work on retaining talent

Every now and then members of Parliament routinely and curiously seem to celebrate

By Sanjaya Baru November 30, 2019

Judiciary fills political vacuum

The Supreme Court’s verdict on the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi issue has been

By Sanjaya Baru November 16, 2019

Economy’s hopeful autumn

If winter comes, can spring be far behind, was the hopeful message of poet Percy

By Sanjaya Baru November 02, 2019

Brute majority's not a blessing for Telangana and Andhra Pradesh

It is generally believed that a comfortable parliamentary majority facilitates

By Sanjaya Baru October 19, 2019

Future’s far from perfect for India

How prepared is India to deal with the challenges of the future? Not very well. That

By Sanjaya Baru October 05, 2019

Patriotism out of pocket

The balance of payments crisis of 1990-91 was triggered in part by non-resident

By Sanjaya Baru September 21, 2019

Economy lessons from Chanakya

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh advised his successor, Prime Minister Narendra

By Sanjaya Baru September 07, 2019
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