Man as God

The story of Wonder Woman has it that Diana (future Wonder Woman) is brought up by the Amazons, who...

By Vandana Kohli | June 23, 2017
R Prasannan

R Prasannan

Prasannan, Chief of Bureau, New Delhi, is an expert in defence and foreign affairs. He takes keen interest in history. He has been with THE WEEK since its launch in 1982.


  • Narasimha Rao’s Kohl-lined reforms

    Narasimha Rao’s Kohl-lined reforms

    By R Prasannan | July 02, 2017

    Narendra Modi condoled the death of former German chancellor Helmut Kohl, describing him a “statesman, architect of German unification and ardent believer in European...

  • Godspeed on the net

    Godspeed on the net

    By R Prasannan | June 18, 2017

    There are a few iconic photos—which look ironic too—in the annals of Indian rocket science. One is of the nose-cone of a rocket being taken on a bicycle in the 1960s; another is...

  • Strangers on train, politically

    Strangers on train, politically

    By R Prasannan | June 04, 2017

    The Queen of the Arabian Sea is waiting for Narendra Modi with her new necklace. I am talking of Kochi, and her necklace-like metro line. The Kochi Metro, built in the shortest...

  • Sultan at the crossroads

    Sultan at the crossroads

    By R Prasannan | May 21, 2017

    Mao Zedong once denounced Genghis Khan as another barbarian warlord, but Xi Jinping seems to have illusions of being a modern-day Genghis. In the 13th century Genghis overran...

  • Striptease on Raisina Hill

    Striptease on Raisina Hill

    By R Prasannan | April 23, 2017

    Legend has it that Lady Godiva, the comely Countess of Mercia, rode naked through the streets of Coventry to save the peasantry from her husband's excessive taxes. The good...

  • Secret of the Kashmir tunnels

    Secret of the Kashmir tunnels

    By R Prasannan | April 09, 2017

    Edgar Allan Poe’s short story The Oblong Box is about a man who carries a large mysterious box on a sea voyage which ends in disaster. It is later revealed that the box had...

  • Order, order! Disorder too!

    Order, order! Disorder too!

    By R Prasannan | March 26, 2017

    Old socialist Rabi Ray, who passed away last week at 91, had been living in oblivion for a while. But a few old Parliament hands had remembered him last year, when Speaker...

  • Respect the Army; not worship

    Respect the Army; not worship

    By R Prasannan | March 12, 2017

    Journalist James Reston, to whom Henry Kissinger used to leak (or plant?) state department stories, once said: “The ship of state is the only known vessel that leaks from the...

  • You too, Navy? Then fall, Tejas

    You too, Navy? Then fall, Tejas

    By R Prasannan | February 26, 2017

    Narendra Modi is keen on making arms in India. But, who will buy from India? Not our armed forces. The Navy chief has poured cold water on the Indian scientists' dream of...

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