Why Is India’s Opposition Congress Party in Crisis?

Sep 17, 2020

Allan Octavian Hume, a sidelined official of the British Raj, founded the Indian National Congress (INC) in 1885. Born in Kent, UK, Hume was the quintessential gora sahib (white master) who had gone native. He took the initiative to create a modern political platform in a newly colonized and...

Can the India-China Confrontation Play Out in East Africa?
Sep 15, 2020

Can the India-China Confrontation Play Out in East Africa?

The Solution to India’s China Problem: A Free Tibet
Sep 11, 2020

The Solution to India’s China Problem: A Free Tibet

Why Are the Indian and Chinese Economies Decoupling?
Sep 03, 2020

Why Are the Indian and Chinese Economies Decoupling?

The Hindu Ethos Is Hurting India’s Republican Spirit

The Hindu Ethos Is Hurting India’s Republican Spirit

Aug 17, 2020

The nomination of half-Indian, half-Jamaican California Senator Kamala Harris as the Democratic vice presidential candidate is a historic moment in American politics. The Indian American diaspora is justifiably proud of it. However, back home, it was Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s attending the...

India and China: A Time for Diplomacy, Not Confrontation

India and China: A Time for Diplomacy, Not Confrontation

Aug 07, 2020

Chinese and Indian forces have pulled back from their confrontation in the Himalayas, but the tensions that set off the deadly encounter this past June — the first on the China-India border since 1975 — are not going away. Indeed, a poisonous combination of local disputes, regional antagonisms...

What Has COVID-19 Done to Small Businesses?

What Has COVID-19 Done to Small Businesses?

Jul 27, 2020

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are businesses with revenues, assets or employees below a certain threshold. SMEs are important to the health of any country as they tend to form the backbone of the economy. When compared to large enterprises, SMEs are generally greater in...

India Must Abandon Nehru’s Failed Non-Aligned Policy to Confront China

India Must Abandon Nehru’s Failed Non-Aligned Policy to Confront China

Jul 22, 2020

Troops from India and China have clashed this year in Ladakh and North Sikkim at the border between the two countries. Although there are immediate reasons for the clash, the deeper causes of India’s border disputes with both China and Pakistan are its post-independence historic blunders. India...

Han and Hindu Nationalism Come Face to Face

Han and Hindu Nationalism Come Face to Face

Jul 09, 2020

As dusk fell on June 15, a bloody clash broke out between Chinese and Indian soldiers in the Galwan Valley on the northwest China-India border, where a tributary of the Indus flows westward from Aksai Chin to Ladakh. In line with China’s recent expansionist policy elsewhere, its military had...

Modi’s Fantasy Versus Xi’s Reality

Modi's Fantasy Versus Xi's Reality

Jul 07, 2020

By banning TikTok and 58 other Chinese apps, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expanded its ongoing military confrontation with China to include trade. While it will keep his voters happy, the brewing stand-off has exposed the yawning gap between global geopolitics and Modi’s propaganda....

Why India and China Are Fighting Right Now

Why India and China Are Fighting Right Now

Jun 15, 2020

The border clash between China and India has made the headlines of international news. On May 5, troops from both countries confronted each other on the banks of Pangong Lake in Ladakh, the northernmost region of India. Four days later, they squared off in North Sikkim, an area of India that...

Marriage Equality Is Still a Dream for India’s LGBTQ Community

Marriage Equality Is Still a Dream for India’s LGBTQ Community

Jun 12, 2020

On September 6, 2018, the Supreme Court of India struck down Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code in a landmark decision, Navtej Singh Johar v. Union of India, decriminalizing consensual sexual intercourse between consenting adults of the same sex. More than a year and a half later and on the...

COVID-19 Brings an Epidemic of “Othering”

COVID-19 Brings an Epidemic of “Othering”

Jun 11, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, health-care systems around the world are left strained. The outbreak continues to throttle the efficiency of many health-care sectors, pushing some to the brink. While deficiencies within public health systems are exposed, other viral enemies have come to the...

If the Pandemic Is a “War,” Then India Needs to Spend More

If the Pandemic Is a “War,” Then India Needs to Spend More

Many world leaders, including Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, have drawn parallels between war and the coronavirus pandemic. So, should the frontline workers leading the response be called “warriors”? Health care workers, farmers, grocery store clerks, police officers, journalists...

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