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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.


Praful Patel missed cultural fine print in Maldivian policy, says R. Prasannan

Cultural ignorance can be costly in politics. Amit Shah learnt it when he was

By R Prasannan June 20, 2021

Why ban use of 'India', 'virus' in the same infected breath, asks R. Prasannan

Do viruses have nationalities? We know they don’t. Nor do they have citizenships,

By R Prasannan June 06, 2021

Jagmohan changed parties, not his ideology: R Prasannan

Curzon reborn after a century”—I remember an archaeologist exulting after a talk by

By R Prasannan May 23, 2021

R Prasannan on why India can't count on the US on laws of the sea

Better to have an enemy who slaps you in the face, than a friend who stabs you in

By R Prasannan April 25, 2021

Amendments to NCT Act a farce: R. Prasannan

History repeats itself first as tragedy, then as farce, said Karl Marx. Having

By R Prasannan April 11, 2021

R. Prasannan: Will the coalition against China in Indo-Pacific work?

It is official—the Quad is born. The rulers of Australia, India, Japan and the US

By R Prasannan March 28, 2021

All quiet on the western front

Most of the world and its elder brothers in Washington believe that there is so much

By R Prasannan March 14, 2021

Arjun rides again

Arjun’s vishad yog has ended. He will ride to battle. The Mahabharat hero was seized

By R Prasannan February 28, 2021

Cantt have it their way

Cantonments, those vast stretches dotted with ‘grant bungalows’, Gothic churches and

By R Prasannan February 14, 2021

Why not a jawan-kisan parade?

Narendra Modi missed a golden chance to reach out to the farmers. When they

By R Prasannan January 31, 2021

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
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