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.


When world rulers take a break from work

When cares of governance wear them down, most world rulers take a break. They go

By R Prasannan May 25, 2019

Chor vs bhrashtachari

Rahul Gandhi is miffed that Narendra Modi called his father, the dear departed

By R Prasannan May 11, 2019

Lok Sabha elections: Will the aspirational middle class decide the winner, or the silent poor?

Like him or hate him, elect him or trounce him, hail him or curse him, but Narendra

By R Prasannan April 27, 2019

Whose Army is it anyway?

Yogi Adityanath called the Indian Army ‘Modi’s Sena’. Many in the uniform were

By R Prasannan April 13, 2019

L.K. Advani: Iron man to shadow man

Five years ago, Narendra Modi scuttled 86-year-old L.K. Advani’s chances of becoming

By R Prasannan March 30, 2019

Balakot: A hit and no-tell story

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn said, “Everything you add to the truth subtracts from the

By R Prasannan March 16, 2019

Corbett to Balakot—cool cat!

His followers may not like me saying so, but Narendra Modi has been drawing much

By R Prasannan March 02, 2019

Clearance sale for clean Ganga

The prime minister would verily be the most gifted personality in our land. Topping

By R Prasannan February 16, 2019

George: An unguided missile inducted by fire

GEORGE MATHEW FERNANDES (1930-2019) That pacifist who kept Tibetan refugees and

By R Prasannan February 02, 2019

CBI: Comedies courted, compounded

Asked why he was not firing FBI chief Edgar Hoover, President Lyndon Johnson said,

By R Prasannan January 19, 2019

Fouling up the poll air

Campaigning in the 2007 Gujarat assembly polls, Sonia Gandhi described Narenda Modi

By R Prasannan January 05, 2019

Not for your eyes only

Rarely has the Supreme Court been brought into such ridicule as in the judgment over

By R Prasannan December 22, 2018

He who drew a line in the sand

Narendra Modi’s tweet team would have struggled to compose a condolence message over

By R Prasannan December 08, 2018

Look who’s polluting

The great European statesman Prince Metternich once said, “When France sneezes,

By R Prasannan November 24, 2018

Colossal obsessions of an oriental kind

Ancient Greeks were the world’s best statue-makers. They sculpted comely statues of

By R Prasannan November 10, 2018
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