Guest Column

R Prasannan

R Prasannan

Prasannan, Chief of Bureau, New Delhi, is an expert in defence and foreign affairs. He takes keen interest in history. He has been with THE WEEK since its launch in 1982.


The bull in Pak’s China shop

An irreparable loss!” Narendra Modi tweeted on the death of Narendra Kumar who

By R Prasannan January 17, 2021

Shaheen Bagh to Rakabganj

The year 2020 has been our annus horribilis. The phrase, elegant in Latin but

By R Prasannan January 03, 2021

The wrath of the Sindhuputras

Narendra Modi says his intentions behind bringing the farm laws were “as pure as the

By R Prasannan December 20, 2020

All that is Greek and Turkish

The Greek-Turkish conflict is the stuff of legends in the European imagination. It

By R Prasannan December 06, 2020

Too many ministers spoil the show

Old seadogs, those rum-soaked sods of bygone days, believed that renaming ships

By R Prasannan November 22, 2020

Tailor-made for atmanirbharta

Narendra Modi seems to be hell-bent on stealing the Congress’s clothes. Literally

By R Prasannan November 08, 2020

An ally for all reasons

Who is Ram? Where is Ram? There was stunned silence in the Lok Sabha as Ram Vilas

By R Prasannan October 25, 2020

A minister and a gentleman

The president swears in all Union ministers to oaths of office and secrecy. But in

By R Prasannan October 11, 2020

Reaping the trade wind

By Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a singular fondness for oneness. Saying “one

By R Prasannan September 27, 2020

Hark, hark, the native bark

Narendra Modi has been getting too close to animals of late. First he posted his

By R Prasannan September 13, 2020

Turbans and tailor-made tales

The fans of neither of them would approve of this, but I am finding more in common

By R Prasannan August 30, 2020

Licence to make, licence to kill

No fighter plane has come in with a bigger bang than the Rafale. TV anchors and

By R Prasannan August 16, 2020

Work from home or the house?

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla and Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu are caught in

By R Prasannan August 02, 2020

Perils of personal diplomacy

The fans of neither of them would approve of me saying so, but Jawaharlal Nehru and

By R Prasannan July 19, 2020

Blunting a brahmastra

India is waiting for two brahmastras. Both have been on the anvil for long. One is a

By R Prasannan July 05, 2020
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