Ashok Jahnavi Prasad

Drawing the lines of diplomatic immunity

Thursday, 17 Sep 2015 | Ashok Jahnavi Prasad | in Oped

The recent case involving a Saudi diplomat shows that stiffer penalties under international law are needed for those who ratify and then violate the Vienna Convention The Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations is in sharp focus once again. This time, it is a dispute between India and Saudi Arabia. A Saudi...

Conflicts have a set of ethics too

Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | Ashok Jahnavi Prasad | in Oped

The President of the Palestinian Authority has issued a condemnation of the violence. But there has been no censure from those within West Asia and other countries who espouse the justness of the Palestinian cause The date itself may not immediately ring a bell. For those who had been following the...

The art of working together

Friday, 04 Apr 2014 | Ashok Jahnavi Prasad | in Oped

It would be wonderful if the political formations were to decide through a consensus on a person who enjoys cross-party support on a Speaker-designate and get that person to chair the Lok Sabha I get the feeling that I am not the only person to be experiencing a sense of dismay...

Forgetting nation’s greatest icon

Tuesday, 18 Feb 2014 | Ashok Jahnavi Prasad | in Oped

While the Americans have taken it upon themselves to keep Thomas Jefferson alive through his legacy, we as Indians have displayed an appalling disdain towards the legacy that Mahatma Gandhi bequeathed upon us Gopalkrishna Gandhi, one of our most distinguished Governors and Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson, uttered the following words to historian...

Conclusions that are misleading

Monday, 27 Jan 2014 | Ashok Jahnavi Prasad | in Oped

Self-appointed experts have been ‘diagnosing’ what had gone wrong with Sunanda Puskhar that led to her tragic end some days ago. But trained psychologists will reserve their opinion in the absence of adequate material Even by the contemporary Indian standards, this has been an extraordinary week. We have witnessed a myriad...

Patel was a skilled fire-fighter

Tuesday, 12 Nov 2013 | Ashok Jahnavi Prasad | in Oped

The nomination of an interim President following the adoption of the Constitution had run into acrimony due to Nehru's correspondence with Rajendra Prasad. The Iron Man stepped in and brought matters to a satisfactory conclusion This year, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s anniversary assumed special significance because of the unseemly spat that took...


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