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.


Self-reliance; third edition

Though the phrase ‘self-reliance’ does not appear anywhere in the First Five-Year

By Sanjaya Baru June 07, 2020

Season of policy wonks

The Covid-19 lockdown will be remembered for many things. One of them, without

By Sanjaya Baru May 24, 2020

A free press to police the police

During my tenure as media adviser to the prime minister in the first term of the

By Sanjaya Baru April 26, 2020

Colour fades; cracks show

President Xi Jinping has stopped colouring his hair. Recent photographs of the

By Sanjaya Baru April 12, 2020

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
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