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.


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

Thomson & Thompson in CBI

Justice R.M. Lodha once called the CBI, which hadn’t got a free hand to probe the

By R Prasannan November 04, 2018

How Modi, Rupani want Gujarat to be exclusive abode of Asiatic lions

Economists are zoophobes, though they talk of animal spirits, as Manmohan Singh did

By R Prasannan October 15, 2018

Mystery of the Shastri papers

The Netaji mystery is over. Most of the files pertaining to his death or

By R Prasannan October 07, 2018

When Atlas shrugged at gays

On May 28, a Mumbai-born and lovelorn Divyesh Nagwekar pleaded, on the prime

By R Prasannan September 23, 2018

Nehru and our own Addingtons

It isn’t always good to have an illustrious predecessor. People tend to compare you

By R Prasannan September 09, 2018
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