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Navtej Sarna

Navtej Sarna

Navtej Sarna is an author, translator, diplomat and was India's Ambassador to the US and Israel. He also served as the high commissioner to the Court of St James's.


The land of the five rivers is on the verge of desertification, says Navtej Sarna

Arvind Kejriwal was recently interviewed by three anchors on a discussion platform

By Navtej Sarna December 26, 2021

Inaccuracies abound in ‘Sardar Udham’: Navtej Sarna

The recent movie Sardar Udham can evoke mixed reactions. On the one hand, Udham

By Navtej Sarna November 28, 2021

Biden's approval ratings are sliding steeply south: Navtej Sarna

It was only this January that Donald Trump’s trapeze act through the White House

By Navtej Sarna October 31, 2021

Shame China without naming it? Navtej Sarna on the Quad’s diplomatese

Quadrilaterals are generally irregular; the only regular quadrilateral, a square,

By Navtej Sarna October 03, 2021

Navtej Sarna writes on the many moods of Krishna Menon

Aldwych Street sits like an old-fashioned geometry D on London’s Strand. Down this

By Navtej Sarna September 05, 2021

Destroy space to save earth? Navtej Sarna writes on bizarre logic of Bezos, Branson

Boys, it is said, will be boys. Not so long ago, Donald Trump boasted to Kim Jong-un

By Navtej Sarna August 08, 2021

We have no uniform system of public library administration: Navtej Sarna

Development, as it is sometimes interpreted, took a hit in Patna recently. The

By Navtej Sarna July 11, 2021

Time lost and opportunities missed do not come back, writes Navtej Sarna

From where I sit, the summer afternoon is worthy of a Wordsworth. The dappled

By Navtej Sarna June 13, 2021

Vaccine nationalism is shameless, says Navtej Sarna

The question at the cold heart of this debate is simple: Should money be made out of

By Navtej Sarna May 16, 2021

Navtej Sarna on two men and their legendary bookstores

It was the fall of 1983. On my first visit to Paris, short on money but high on

By Navtej Sarna April 18, 2021

A vaccine for all reasons

The Golan Heights hide their tensions well. The road sweeps languidly through

By Navtej Sarna March 21, 2021

Guess who’s coming to dinner

Call it a diplomat’s lucky day: in Washington in the spring of 2017, I found myself

By Navtej Sarna February 21, 2021

Spies in the cold

Coincidences matter. As the world raced to the end of 2020 like a parched man to an

By Navtej Sarna January 24, 2021

The problems of plenty

And when the snow falls, you’re found in St Moritz With the others of the jet

By Navtej Sarna December 27, 2020

When Lords is not cricket

Just when we as a nation were wondering how Indian would Kamala Harris be, an

By Navtej Sarna November 29, 2020
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