The last time we saw such an extensive shift in the global situation was probably between 1989 and 1992, when the Narasimha Rao government came to power and India adjusted her policies considerably.
If India used its knowledge and expertise to help improvise new directions for global Internet governance, that would bring much richer dividends than just capitulating to the US-led power structure.
India has backed resolutions referring to the International Criminal Court before, contrary to what the MEA claims
Rather than retreating into a nationalist shell, Indian labour practices and discriminatory patterns that lead to domestic worker exploitation need to be scrutinised.
1. India abstains on Israel vote India did not participate in Friday’s UN Human Rights Council vote for adoption of a UN enquiry Commission report on Israel’s ‘Operation Protective Edge’ in Gaza last year. While 41 countries, including the European Union voted in favour of the enquiry, five countries […]
New Delhi: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah shouted at the then RAW Chief A S Dulat for “hours together” during their meeting after the erstwhile BJP-led government of Atal Bihari Vajpayee decided to release three hardcore militants in exchange for the freedom of the passengers of the […]
Forming a joint front against emerging extremist and terror threats would figure high on the agenda for the talks
The death of Tariq Aziz, articulate Foreign Minister of the Saddam Hussein regime, brings the curtains down on a story that goes back to 1990
Make Sanskrit available to the world not as a disinfectant but a great new energiser of the human intellect
Lateral entry into the MEA is a good idea, but this must be done in a considered and calibrated manner
Even if the ED files a chargesheet, he can cite Vasundhara Raje’s witness statement and ask the British courts to refuse extradition for want of good faith on India’s part.
The British revelation of links between India’s RAW and the Karachi-based MQM will further weaken Pakistani liberals and discourage them from standing up firmly against the anti-India militants that the Pakistani establishment nurtures and promotes.
The incident comes 18 months after the bruising tug-of-war between Washington and New Delhi over the arrest of diplomat Devyani Khobragade for mistreating her domestic help
We can’t bank on the international community to help us beyond a point; the onus of protecting our democracy is on us
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1. Lalit Modi drags in NaMo, Amit Shah, Omita Paul Lalit Modi, the fugitive former IPL commissioner is currently embroiled in a controversy over alleged favours extended to him by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje, has sent out tweets in which he accused Omita Paul, secretary to […]
By backing multi-stakeholderism in global Internet governance, India has aligned itself closer to the United States. Washington must now reciprocate by accommodating Indian concerns
An endorsement of multistakeholderism at the highest political level allows India’s negotiators to engage substantively with internet governance concerns at multiple forums
Hindus, who explode in anger when images of their Gods are misused or abused in other cultures, should be able to understand that Muslims are devastated by cartoons of their Prophet, and enraged that those who drew them are lionised for it.
1. AAP leads counter attack in ‘degree wars’ The Aam Aadmi party has taken the fight to the Bharatiya Janata Party in what are now turning out to be ‘degree wars’ between the political rivals. The AAP has alleged that a minister in BJP’s Goa coalition, Ramkrishna Dhavalikar […]
With non-state actors becoming frequent targets of military action, and drones and cyber technology beginning to take centre-stage in military operations, the boundaries of the modern day battlefield have dramatically changed.
1. Air pollution kills 80 people in Delhi everyday A new study has revealed that air pollution claims the lives of between 20,000 and 30,000 people annually in Delhi, amounting to close to 80 deaths per day. Air pollution is the fifth largest killer in India. The study predicts […]
EU-India relations need to be broadened to include a “beyond-trade” agenda – and Modi’s wide-ranging modernisation agenda offers ample opportunities for such new synergies.
“Yoga offers a simple, accessible and inclusive means to promote physical and spiritual health and well-being. It promotes respect for one’s fellow human beings and for the planet we share,” he said.
India’s former National Security Adviser gives Prime Minister Modi 8/10 for effort, 5/10 for execution but only 2/10 for conception on the diplomatic front.
The correct procedure would have been for Sushma Swaraj to inform the Enforcement Directorate of the ‘humanitarian’ grounds on which Lalit Modi needed to be helped, and to then authorise the issue of a short-duration Indian passport
Lalit Modi’s absence from India suits the cosy, Big Money world of Indian cricket, whose intersection with Big Politics is now an indisputable, and ugly, part of life
Swaraj’s daughter, Bansuri Swaraj, represented Lalit Modi before the Delhi High Court when the scandal-tainted former cricket administrator challenged the revocation of his passport by the government of India.
The Prime Minister is embracing the world on the one hand, while on the other, thanks to his NGO crackdown, civil society internationally feels India is unwelcoming, say Indian social sector workers
FTII students protest ‘BJP’ chairman Students at the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) Pune have launched an indefinite boycott of classes, using graffiti and protests to express their disapproval of the ‘political’ appointment of BJP member and actor Gajendra Chauhan as the institute’s president and chairman of […]
Preet Malik, who retired as Special Secretary for the Ministry for External Affairs, has been India’s Ambassador/High Commissioner to Cuba, Bahrain, Tanzania and Myanmar
Bangladesh-India relations in the next decade will be dominated by connectivity projects that will gradually integrate India’s north-eastern States with Bangladesh
On June 9, India openly confirmed the adoption of a new counter-insurgency (CI) strategy, that of actually crossing international borders to strike at anti-India insurgents, including those from the Northeast, who carry out hit-and-run raids taking advantage of their shelters in adjoining nations like Myanmar. The pre-dawn ‘surgical […]
‘Made in China 2025’ policy is compatible with India’s own ‘Make in India’ campaign, Chinese ambassador says
While Netanyahu’s tepid approach to the peace process is a problem, regional geopolitics makes this an opportune time for India to deepen its ties with Tel Aviv.
The Chinese proposal for a sealink connecting several Asian countries has excited many but is being viewed with a bit of suspicion in Delhi
Modi announced a $2 billion line of credit for Bangladesh as Dhaka pushed for Indian investment in two special zones so as to balance the economic relationship that is heavily skewed in favour of India at present.
The idea that India can afford to ignore Pakistan is based on the wrong assumption that its economy and regional clout are declining.
Beijing: China has virtually rejected Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s proposal to clarify positions on the Line of Actual Control and said it prefers an agreement with India on a Code of Conduct to maintain peace along the border. Outlining China’s first public reaction to PM’s proposal, Deputy Director General […]
1. The gallows of Wall Street Delhi boy Sarvshreshth Gupta’s parents sent him to the University of Pennsylvania as one of the 100,000 plus Indian students in US campuses chasing the ‘American Dream’. He did well for himself, earning the post of an analyst at Goldman Sachs in 2014, […]
We don’t want Parrikar the wit. We want a serious-minded defence minister.