South Asia and Beyond
Surya Gangadharan

Surya Gangadharan

Thirty eight years in journalism, widely travelled, history buff with a preference for Old Monk Rum. Current interest/focus spans China, Technology and Trade. Recent reads: Steven Colls Directorate S and Alexander Frater's Chasing the Monsoon. Netflix/Prime video junkie. Loves animal videos on Facebook. Reluctant tweeter.

Should India Tweak Approach To Myanmar?

NEW DELHI: The ASEAN summit in Jakarta appears to have given considerable rope to the Myanmar military junta. That is the view of many critics. But the sense in India is better ASEAN than some other countries. “The last thing we want is for Myanmar to become another proxy battle ground for the superpowers,” a […]Read More

Grey Areas In Divided ASEAN’s ‘Consensus’ On Myanmar

NEW DELHI: For an organisation committed to non-interference in each member’s internal affairs, a summit of some ASEAN leaders with Myanmar’s general Min Aung Hlaing in Jakarta is probably historic. Add to that consensus on five points was reached, according to various reports:  There will be immediate cessation of violence  All parties will begin a […]Read More

Fears Over Chinese Super Dam In Tibet Exaggerated?

NEW DELHI: Reports about China’s plan to build a super dam on the Yarlung Tsangpo, rivalling even the Three Gorges dam on the Yangtze river, have a sense of inevitability. Typically, it would seem, giant projects in China are planned and carried out with little public discussion or debate and the results are there for […]Read More

Calling Quad Asian Nato Is A Mind Game: Jaishankar

NEW DELHI: The army crackdown in Myanmar and the security of the Indo-Pacific were the overriding concerns expressed by a three-member panel on Day Two of the Raisina Dialogue in Delhi. At the discussion titled Crimson Tide, Blue Geometries: New Partnership for the Indo-Pacific, India’s External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said: “I think all of […]Read More

‘Not A One Way Street’: Jaishankar Injects Dose Of Vaccine

NEW DELHI: Against the background of the tragedy wreaked by the pandemic worldwide, India’s External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar urged greater international collaboration and cooperation. At the inaugural session of the Raisina Dialogue in Delhi, he pointed out that India’s ability to provide vaccines to the world was indicative of our capability, but it was […]Read More