Bhopinder Singh

Bhopinder Singh

Guarantors vs enforcers

Guarantors vs enforcers

Thursday, 14 November 2019 | Bhopinder Singh

The brawl between police officers and lawyers over a parking lot was the manifestation of a misplaced sense of entitlement at work. The episode should lead to corrective introspection Submission to an inviolable sense of justice, order and probity ought to be at the heart of professionals rendering policing and legal...

Temporary reprieve

Temporary reprieve

Saturday, 27 July 2019 | Bhopinder Singh

It would be premature for either the US to trust the Pakistanis or vice versa as history suggests that both nations ultimately succumb to their basic instincts Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has been walking the tightrope of the genealogical and evolutionary compulsions that are unique to his nation. His jazba...

Rising maritime tension

Rising maritime tension

Friday, 19 July 2019 | Bhopinder Singh

Amid the Chinese calculus of geo-strategic manoeuvres, the most vulnerable ‘choke point’ lurks near Indian waters — the ultra narrow and practically unavoidable Malacca Straits The US-China vitriol has shifted back from the trade tables to its more familiar turf of the South China Sea, where China has provocatively tested anti-ship...

Don’t deflect truths

Don’t deflect truths

Friday, 05 July 2019 | Bhopinder Singh

For far too long, Indian politics has been about defending the indefensible even as optics warrant a certain obligatory introspection, if not a graceful acceptance There have been two distinct ways of defending the indefensible in the Indian political narrative across partisan lines. Individuals/groups operating under larger political denominations or patronage...

Iran is no pushover

Iran is no pushover

Thursday, 27 June 2019 | Bhopinder Singh

The nation today is very different from what it was in 1991 or 2003. Societally, militarily, diplomatically and even morally, it is a very strong country In a speech in January 1991, the then Iraqi President Saddam Hussein had invoked a popular idiomatic expression, exhorting his military and simultaneously warning the...

Sun sets on greatest alliance

Sun sets on greatest alliance

Thursday, 13 June 2019 | Bhopinder Singh

The ‘special relationship’ between the UK and the US is elusive. Trump’s visit to Britain nailed the optics of an empire that was wilting under the weight of an ‘unequal’ relation Romance and nostalgia surrounding the grandeur of the British empire in the 19th and 20th century is predicated on “the...

India’s dilemma

India’s dilemma

Monday, 03 June 2019 | Bhopinder Singh

Now that a new Government has been sworn in, India will do well to solve the quandary — to choose between US coercion and Iran — and do so without hurting either side The dual optics of pushing through a $8-billion arms deal for Saudi Arabia, using a rarely invoked provision...

Thwart the juggernaut

Thwart the juggernaut

Monday, 20 May 2019 | Bhopinder Singh

By signing an executive order to protect its networks from foreign espionage, the US has drawn the first blood on what was hitherto whispered as a need to counter Chinese ambitions US President Donald Trump recently signed an executive order on ‘Securing the Information and Communications Technology and Services Supply...

State Editions

Work underway to make 5 cities plastic-free by 2020

19 November 2019 | PNS | Dehradun

Sultan of Kedah Malaysia visits IMA Dehradun

19 November 2019 | PNS | Dehradun

CEO suggests new museum in Kedarnath

19 November 2019 | PNS | Dehradun

Pritam request Harish Rawat to camp in Pithoragarh

19 November 2019 | PNS | Dehradun

Youth & women voters hold the key

19 November 2019 | PNS | Dehradun

Sunday Edition

From the Kehwa Khanas to the Socials

17 November 2019 | Excerpt | Agenda

The Mystic pillars that unveiled a great king

17 November 2019 | Somen Sengupta | Agenda

Guru Nanak’s guide to leading a virtuous life

17 November 2019 | Excerpt | Agenda

Champions of Earth

17 November 2019 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer

Talktime | ‘A star abused me on sets’

17 November 2019 | MUSBA HASHMI | Sunday Pioneer

DIFFerent experience

17 November 2019 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer