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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.

PMO BEAT

A tale with a stink

Winston Churchill once compared Neville Chamberlain to a “town councillor who looks

By R Prasannan August 17, 2019

Idioms and phrases: a Reddy reckoner

An astrology magazine from the south sent a scribe during the 1998 polls to collect

By R Prasannan August 03, 2019

Yoga a fashion statement now, thanks to 'health icon' PM Modi

Who is India’s topmost health icon? No, none of those surgeons with golden knives

By R Prasannan July 20, 2019

Of Common Man and VIP brats

Who coined ‘aam aadmi’ as a political phrase? Arvind Kejriwal may claim political

By R Prasannan July 06, 2019

Modi's approach towards China appears to be matured now

Narendra Modi-2 seems more moderate and mellowed than Narendra Modi-1. He is waving

By R Prasannan June 22, 2019

Punch in a shrunken pack

When it came to campus selection, Narendra Modi was most fair. He picked up two of

By R Prasannan June 08, 2019

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
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