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.


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

R. Prasannan: Will the coalition against China in Indo-Pacific work?

It is official—the Quad is born. The rulers of Australia, India, Japan and the US

By R Prasannan March 28, 2021

All quiet on the western front

Most of the world and its elder brothers in Washington believe that there is so much

By R Prasannan March 14, 2021

Arjun rides again

Arjun’s vishad yog has ended. He will ride to battle. The Mahabharat hero was seized

By R Prasannan February 28, 2021

Cantt have it their way

Cantonments, those vast stretches dotted with ‘grant bungalows’, Gothic churches and

By R Prasannan February 14, 2021
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