South Asia and Beyond

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.

‘We Are Broadening The Russia-India Dialogue’

NEW DELHI: The Valdai Discussion Club has for the last 15 years served as a platform to discuss some of the world’s most pressing issues ranging from connectivity to development. India joined the club last year, the aim being to take the India-Russia bilateral dialogue into a broader discussion area where many other countries are […]Read More

‘Deep Anti-China Sentiment Among Young People’

NEW DELHI: China’s tactics in dealing with the protests in Hong Kong appears to be working. It has given the demonstrators long rope, allowing for time and fatigue to take its toll on them.  Prof Daya Thussu of Hong Kong’s Baptist University, believes the worst maybe over for Hong Kong. In an exclusive chat with […]Read More

Eye On Access To Indian Ocean, Xi Jinping Visits Myanmar

NEW DELHI: India is closely monitoring Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Myanmar. It’s his first overseas visit in the new year, usually an indication or warning of strategic import. That was the case in 2017 when Xi was at the World Economic Forum in Davos and in 2018 when he flew into Tehran shortly […]Read More

Contemporary Global Issues Find Resonance At Raisina Dialogue 2020

NEW DELHI: At the inaugural session of the Raisina Dialogue in New Delhi, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar laid out three characteristics of India’s foreign policy. He said that it seeks to achieve a focus on key challenges, “a broad engagement with many parties and managing if not leveraging global contradictions. Advancing our interests in […]Read More