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February 15, 2006

From golf partner to coup leader
It remains unclear whether Rabuka's time in India at the Staff College had a role to play in his anti-Fiji Indian feeling.

January 23, 2006

The Man Who Knew Netaji
'He was convinced Netaji died in the air crash. If he had survived, he would have contacted Nairsan.'

January 11, 2006

When Morarji snubbed the Soviets
Brezhnev may not have met an Indian with less reverence for the Soviet Union than then prime minister Morarji Desai.

November 10, 2005

Narayanan's journey was no less spectacular than Lincoln's
'Perhaps, it was even more sensational as Lincoln did not have to fight centuries of caste prejudices that Narayanan had to overcome.'

November 07, 2005

Tribute: Kerala's Envoy Extraordinaire
A famous writer once said the Qutab Minar and Madhavan Kutty were the two attractions for every Keralite who went to New Delhi.

September 21, 2005

From Waldheim to Annan
They began as hot favourites of the US, but at one time or the other, fell out of favour.

August 12, 2005

Development & dim sum
Professor Jagdish Bhagwati is best known for transforming the philosophy of development.

August 05, 2005

Europe's rising star
Angela Merkel could become Germany's first ever woman leader.

June 16, 2005

The Nuclear straight hitter
'Elbaradei has not only learnt to work with India productively, but also developed a rapport with our nuclear scientists.'

June 15, 2005

Our Man in Moscow
To me, somehow, Dhar matched Chanakya of my imagination, tall, handsome, intelligent and stylish. But there was nothing Machiavellian about him.

May 31, 2005

The Fidel Castro I knew
'More than his ideology, Castro's personal charisma must be responsible for his longevity.'

May 24, 2005

The charming diplomat
If there ever was a personification of all that is best in personal diplomacy, it was K P S Menon.

May 4, 2005

India's honoured guest
'Only a great country could risk the wrath of China by giving refuge to the Tibetans.'

March 16, 2005

The King of Tonga
T P Sreenivasan recalls his encounters with the larger-than-life monarch.

March 01, 2005

'India is in his marrow'
T P Sreenivasan recalls his encounters with Zubin Mehta.

February 14, 2005

A colossus who died lonely
Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara loved his country, but saw it as his inheritance, which he had to run in his own way.

January 28, 2005

A true friend of India
Steve Solarz's standing in the community and his general reputation as a friend of India helped advance our cause in Washington. He was not expected to be objective when it came to India, but his presentations were compelling and absorbing.

January 11, 2005

Dixit was short, his presence was gigantic
'He had no false modesty either about India or about himself and he had nothing to be modest about.'

December 30, 2004

Rao could stick to his guns
Did Narasimha Rao promise the Americans that India would not test a nuclear device?

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