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.


India needs spiked boots to play the new Afghan Great Game: R. Prasannan

There was bad news for Afghanistan’s neighbours who gathered for a dialogue hosted

By R Prasannan November 21, 2021

At Glasgow they must promise more, or perish, says R. Prasannan

Several of the rulers of the universe, including our own Narendra Modi but excluding

By R Prasannan November 07, 2021

Modi's treasures from the US are real, worth $30 million to 40 million: R. Prasannan

Narendra Modi’s US visit this year was a tame affair. At the UN, he made a so-so

By R Prasannan October 24, 2021

Our poor diplomats are in a tizzy because of AUKUS shock: R. Prasannan

Edward Behr heard a fellow scribe shout across a refugee camp in war-torn Congo in

By R Prasannan October 10, 2021

Forget two misses, grab this third chance to woo Pashtuns, writes R. Prasannan

Do you still get the books of Olaf Caroe, C.E. Yate and Frank Martin in Delhi?”—a

By R Prasannan September 26, 2021

False claims by fans bring ridicule on PM, says R. Prasannan

Narendra Modi chaired a UN Security Council debate last week. That was the first by

By R Prasannan August 29, 2021

If govt hasn't pegasussed critics, did China and Pakistan do it, asks R. Prasannan

Phone tapping and bugging used to be dirty games. Snoopers used to leave bugs in

By R Prasannan August 15, 2021

Under Modi 2.0, GoMs are back in debating more issues: R. Prasannan

The more things change, the more they stay the same, wrote French writer

By R Prasannan August 01, 2021

Can Modi's Mahabharat toys beat Barbie, asks R. Prasannan

Teddy Roosevelt refused to shoot a bear cub on a weekend hunt, and famously lent his

By R Prasannan July 18, 2021

Under Modi, governors are finding their spines: R Prasannan

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee says she has written thrice to Prime

By R Prasannan July 04, 2021

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
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