Rasheeda Bhagat is an Editorial Consultant with Business Line and writes on politics, interesting people, gender, conflict, social and human interest/rights issues, travel and lifestyle.

Behind the Prize, an agenda

Both Satyarthi and Malala richly deserved the Nobel peace award. But there’s always an underlying political motive »

An Indian rockstar at Madison Square

The Prime Minister has pulled out all stops on his US tour. Will the diaspora bite? »

The Indo-Pak war we’re losing

Pakistani serials score over Hindi fare on our television channels. When will Indian producers get real? »

Of a rickety ride, rye bread and unstressed meat

Riding at the rear end of one of the most rickety jeeps ever on a rocky terrain on a wet, slippery day can be an adventure. More so if you are driving, or rather bouncing, through one of the most... »

Déjà vu in Pakistan

Its fragile democracy is once again under threat. Nawaz Sharif must take some of the blame »

Some distinctly anti-federal rumblings

The Prime Minister’s grandstanding on taking States along came a cropper during his visits to non-BJP-ruled States »

Modi speaks for the Indian Woman

Considering the political class’ appalling lack of gender sensitivity, his Red Fort address was a breath of fresh air »

Tamil Nadu farmers reap rich dividends through watershed projects

Recreating water bodies, improved farming techniques yield better income »

The ISIS has to be stopped

This time, the US intervention in Iraq is justified, but Europe has chosen to watch from the sidelines »

As India drags its feet over Gaza...

…Israel gets away with a mounting civilian body count, especially children, in the name of self-preservation »
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