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
Jul 07, 2020

Modi's Fantasy Versus Xi's Reality

Don’t Allow the Buffalo in India to Be Cowed Down
Jul 06, 2020

Don’t Allow the Buffalo in India to Be Cowed Down

The Lockdown in India Reveals the Nation Has Lost Its Soul
Jul 03, 2020

The Lockdown in India Reveals the Nation Has Lost Its Soul

How Will COVID-19 Change Our World?

How Will COVID-19 Change Our World?

Jun 26, 2020

Editor’s Note: These are unprecedented times. A global pandemic has changed life as we know it. In recent months, Fair Observer has examined the crisis through political, economic and social lenses, publishing articles from around the world. The result is three 360° series that we urge you to...

How Will COVID-19 Shape Our Society?

How Will COVID-19 Shape Our Society?

Jun 26, 2020

Editor’s Note: These are unprecedented times. A global pandemic has changed life as we know it. In recent months, Fair Observer has examined the crisis through political, economic and social lenses, publishing articles from around the world. The result is three 360° series that we urge you to...

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...

Is Non-Alignment Back in Fashion in Modi’s India?

Is Non-Alignment Back in Fashion in Modi's India?

Jun 05, 2020

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi surprisingly participated in the virtual Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit in May for the first time since he took office in 2014. Modi had skipped the 2016 and 2019 NAM summits, but his attendance in 2020 could signal a revival of this once-important...

India Comes Together During Coronavirus Pandemic

India Comes Together During Coronavirus Pandemic

May 29, 2020

In 1968, German mathematician Dietrich Braess made a rather fascinating observation. When you added an additional road between points A and B, it slowed traffic down rather than speed it up. The Braess paradox, as it is now called, is a counterintuitive observation that has been studied and...

After Six Years in Office, Modi’s House of Cards Shakes at the Foundations

After Six Years in Office, Modi’s House of Cards Shakes at the Foundations

May 28, 2020

In 2014, early in Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s first term, the world was abuzz with India’s demographic dividend. More than half of India’s population was under the age of 24, GDP was growing at 7% to 8% annually in spite of corruption and high inflation, and Modi had won a decisive...

The Indian Shrimp Industry Needs Support to Survive COVID-19

The Indian Shrimp Industry Needs Support to Survive COVID-19

May 26, 2020

Around the world, the news agenda is dominated by the coronavirus and the policy responses to it. Naturally, most of the attention is paid to things like how many people are dying and when the various lockdowns can be lifted. However, in every industry, there is a story to be told about the impact...

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