Ashish Shukla


India & Russia seek trade in gold

19th April 2017
Sberbank, Russia’s largest state-owned bank, is looking to finance the direct import of gold to India. Aleksei Kechko, managing director of the bank’s Indian...

Beggars: It's time we give up our apathy

9th April 2017
(Tufail Ahmed, a respected intellectual who is a director, South Asia Studies Project, The Middle East Media Research Institute in Washington, has written an open letter to Prime...

And you thought Russia is aggressor

19th February 2017
There was nothing particularly noteworthy about Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov's first meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on the sidelines of a...

Padmavati: History as per se Times of India

29th January 2017
My first instinct on reading this Times of India (29.1.2017) headline was that the likes of Romilla Thapar and Irfan Habib have been pressed into service by that bird of the same...

Why Streep rang so hollow on Trump

10th January 2017
Actress Meryl Streep’s withering attack on US President-elect Donald Trump in her speech at Golden Globes 2017 Awards function in California on Sunday has made the...

Why Rs24,000 withdrawal limit must stay

7th January 2017
It’s a fervent hope that the cap on Rs 24,000 withdrawal a week on individual bank account stays till mid-2017. If the limit is lifted, all those bank accounts bulging with...

Dr. Pathak, a pan-Indian hero you don’t read about

4th January 2017
Alwar in Rajasthan is a two-hour drive from Delhi, the Capital of India. In this region of forts and lakes, you often come across women in blue sarees who once were scavengers,...

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