Bhopinder Singh

Bhopinder Singh

Durand faultlines on cricket pitch

Durand faultlines on cricket pitch

Thursday, 29 September 2022 | Bhopinder Singh

Power politics has seeped on to the cricket ground, too, and this is not good news either for the game of cricket or for cricket-playing nations When the former Pakistani speedster and motor-mouth Shoaib Akhtar railed against the ostensible behaviour of Afghan players and fans in the recent Asia Cup match,...

Why China kept  away from Imran

Why China kept  away from Imran

Tuesday, 26 April 2022 | Bhopinder Singh

The Chinese carrot of Belt and Road Initiative  or ‘debt-traps’ undid the Chinese credibility of ‘investments’ in the Indian neighbourhood A few years ago, when the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) regime in Kathmandu was imploding with intra-party intrigues between factions of then Prime Minister, KP Sharma Oli and that of PK...

‘Militiestablishment’ and the wary Sharifs

‘Militiestablishment’ and the wary Sharifs

Saturday, 16 April 2022 | Bhopinder Singh

In the Pakistani cloak-and-dagger system under the broody shadows of the military establishment, no one is permanently good or bad A few years back, counterinsurgency expert David Kilcullen had painted a doomsday scenario: “Pakistan is 173 million people, 100 nuclear weapons, an Army bigger than the US Army, and Al-Qaeda headquarters...

Kaptaan Khan as the ‘Teesra’ bowler

Kaptaan Khan as the ‘Teesra’ bowler

Thursday, 07 April 2022 | Bhopinder Singh

In politics, as in cricket earlier, Imran has chosen to discount fair play and ethical discharge of his duties, relying on manipulation instead In the ‘gentleman’s game’, the batter walks out voluntarily with dignity in case he believes he is out, even if the match umpire held otherwise. The revered code...

Pak: The perennial diplomatic midwife

Pak: The perennial diplomatic midwife

Wednesday, 30 March 2022 | Bhopinder Singh

Our neighbour routinely engages with ‘superpowers’ behind the public gaze to do their dirty bidding, and excels in this field of intrigues and deals Since time immemorial, irreconcilable superpowers have always needed shifty brokers or midwives to do their dirty bidding, behind the public gaze. This is fundamentally different from using...

Common curse  of ‘Lotacracy’!

Common curse of ‘Lotacracy’!

Wednesday, 23 March 2022 | Bhopinder Singh

India and Pakistan have a common societal culture dating back centuries but they also share the blemish of self-serving political turncoats The civilisational lands of Bharat were vivisected with different belief systems in 1947. If Nehru had hauntingly posited, “we step out from the old to the new, when an age...

Ukraine validates our NPT mistrust

Ukraine validates our NPT mistrust

Wednesday, 16 March 2022 | Bhopinder Singh

The hopeless Ukrainian situation corroborates the Indian perspective of securing its sovereign and strategic interests, and not falling for the NPT trap Invaluable lessons have emerged from the Ukraine crisis — one is the validation of India’s age-old apprehension of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). Promoted with the supposed objectives of...

There are leaders who just cut and run

There are leaders who just cut and run

Wednesday, 09 March 2022 | Bhopinder Singh

Unlike Afghan ex-President Ashraf Ghani, Ukrainian President Zelenskiy is fighting back though he too is up against a formidable enemy in Putin American bravado insists, ‘Marines don’t cut and run’ — but they were virtually made to, very recently in Afghanistan. They left rather unceremoniously at night, unannounced and after putting...

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