South Asia and Beyond

Richard Nixon’s 1972 China Visit: A Historic Blunder?

NEW DELHI: Is the contemporary race for one-upmanship between the United States and China rooted in the past? Forty nine years ago this week then U.S. President Richard Nixon and his NSA Henry Kissinger embarked on a historic visit to China, which ultimately led to resumption of formal bilateral ties and opened China’s door to […]Read More

Guide To Life In Contemporary China

Xi’s ‘Complete Victory’ Against Poverty Chinese state media outlets are extremely impressed by President Xi Jinping’s declaration that he has lifted his countrymen out of absolute poverty. What this means, according to the government, is that 100 million rural people in 832 impoverished counties have running water and some level of income. This ensures a […]Read More

India Great Facilitator, Multiplier For New Green Technology: Danish Envoy

NEW DELHI: On ‘Talking Point’, Ambassador Freddy Svane discusses relations being elevated to a Green Strategic Partnership at the virtual summit between Prime Ministers Mette Frederiksen and Narendra Modi on September 28, 2020, how the action plan is progressing, Denmark’s wind energy artificial islands that are planned to supply four million households power, how Copenhagen can help […]Read More

UK Court Says Nirav Modi Can Be Extradited

NEW DELHI: A UK court has ruled that fugitive Indian diamantaire Nirav Modi can be sent to India to stand trial in the 14000-crore PNB scam.  He is currently detained in Wandsworth Prison near London. The magistrate rejected Modi’s plea that extraditing him to India would be a violation of his human rights. The final […]Read More

Iran’s Chabahar Gambit: India Welcome, So Are Others

NEW DELHI: Iran has welcomed India’s renewed interest and investment in the port of Chabahar but said other countries are also welcome. “The installations are evidently increasing at the port and Indians are fulfilling their commitments to equip, develop and operate Shahid Beheshti Port in Chabahar,” Mohammad Eslami, Minister for Roads & Urban Development was […]Read More

Doing It Right: Takeaways For India From Ladakh Standoff

LEH: With disengagement at the north and south banks of Pangong Tso completed, the Corps Commanders of India and China began the 10th round of talks earlier today to discuss other friction areas. The disengagement came nine months after the Chinese aggression along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh. Although India was surprised […]Read More

Guide To Life In Contemporary China

China’s Revolutionaries China was thought to have left its Leftist past behind. But things are changing. In an age of rising unemployment, peer and academic pressure, increased surveillance and censorship, some students are turning to their country’s Leftist past. And this is being expressed primarily through songs. Chinese music streaming site NetEase Cloud Music is […]Read More