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.


First among unequals

War is too important a matter to be left to the military, said prime minister

By R Prasannan January 11, 2020

Know the will, and make the bill

Will there be a citizens register or won’t there be? Amit Shah said in Parliament

By R Prasannan December 28, 2019

A Kilo-splash in the eastern seas

Narendra Modi is credited with turning India’s Look East into Act East. One of his

By R Prasannan December 14, 2019

Poll bonds in Pandora’s suitcase

British press baron Alfred Harmsworth famously said, “When I want a peerage I shall

By R Prasannan November 30, 2019

No ghosts at the breakfast table

India will not join the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) because

By R Prasannan November 09, 2019

To Siachen, with selfie-sticks

Soldiers in Siachen may soon get company. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has plans

By R Prasannan October 26, 2019

Writing on the toilet wall

Tenali Rama, the fabled jester in Krishnadeva Raya’s court, would have been a happy

By R Prasannan October 12, 2019

Cakes, wines and birthday ladoos

On September 17, Narendra Modi took a chopper to the Sardar Sarovar dam which was

By R Prasannan September 28, 2019

Carpetbaggers in the cold

President Andrew Johnson purchased Alaska from Russia as real estate for the US in

By R Prasannan September 14, 2019

Off with the guard & other SPG tales

The Special Protection Group will now have one VVIP less to guard. The home ministry

By R Prasannan August 31, 2019

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
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