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Navtej Sarna

Navtej Sarna

Navtej Sarna is the former Ambassador of India to the US and the author, most recently, of the novel Crimson Spring.

LAST WORD

When Germany decided to go cool

One of the most conservative countries is liberalising recreational cannabis use

By Navtej Sarna May 19, 2024

Botswana's elephant dilemma

The country has 1.3 lakh elephants. Not easy for humans

By Navtej Sarna April 21, 2024

Biden-Trump rematch lacks punch

Trump’s gibes, not half as witty as Muhammad Ali’s ditties, are plumbing new depths

By Navtej Sarna March 24, 2024

Mirza Ghalib’s dilapidated haveli offers only heartbreak

This is no way to treat a national treasure

By Navtej Sarna February 25, 2024

Too clever by half in Dubai

The trick, it seems for climate negotiations, is to keep the bar low

By Navtej Sarna December 31, 2023

The curious case of Rwanda

1.75 lakh asylum seekers await a decision on their applications

By Navtej Sarna December 03, 2023

Day of Judgement is already here, and verdict is—guilty

We are the ultimate hollow men, blind and stuffed with straw

By Navtej Sarna November 05, 2023

Kim Jong Un's love for train

Though Kim has a private plane, he prefers the Moving Fortress

By Navtej Sarna October 08, 2023

Some knights are forever

Knight Bachelor got no insignia with the title

By Navtej Sarna September 10, 2023

Why west wants to de-risk China ties, not de-couple from it

Beijing seems to be enjoying the fun and games

By Navtej Sarna August 13, 2023

Need a direct flight between Male and Delhi

It should be a strategically important decision, not a purely commercial one

By Navtej Sarna July 16, 2023

Why British refused to return the remains of Prince Alemayehu of Ethiopia

The British are immaculate record keepers and well know where the bodies are buried

By Navtej Sarna June 18, 2023

How Punjab is becoming an old age home

Political parties have promoted schemes that facilitate migration

By Navtej Sarna April 23, 2023

What are the implications of Sunak’s effusive overture to Macron

Greater cooperation with France is critical

By Navtej Sarna March 26, 2023

Is Nikki Haley the generational change Republicans are looking for?

Haley has kicked off her bid for the 2024 Republican nomination

By Navtej Sarna February 26, 2023
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