With the wooing of Indonesia, India is signalling that it is indeed serious about its presence in Southeast Asia.
WikiLeaks is clearly the biggest story of the year gone by in terms of the policy impact it will have on the future conduct of global politics
Despite his noble intentions, Manmohan Singh is singularly failing to either manage the country well or to provide a vision for the nation's future. He may be a nice man but India needs an effective prime minister.
The latest disclosures from WikiLeaks merely confirm what has long been known that nuclear weapons in Pakistan have been giving sleepless nights to American policy-makers.
As the Nehruvian idealism has gradually been replaced by a more confident assertion of Indian national interests, it is time for India to make a more forceful dissociation from the perfunctory modalities of the UN
US and India need each other at this time of rapid structural change in global politics and economics being ushered in by the rise of China.
Many in India continue to believe that America will retain a substantive presence in Afghanistan. In the coming months, however, India will have to raise its game if it wants to retain any relevance in the evolving strategic milieu in Af-Pak
As Sino-US competition takes shape, with US investing in new geopolitical partnerships, India needs a strategy of its own
India has not even been able to keep a tab on China's rising capabilities. Instead we are hearing incoherent talk of ' monitoring Chinese intentions'.
Indian policy-makers need a realistic assessment of what China’s rise and growing assertiveness means for Indian foreign policy priorities.
Japan, concerned by China’s rise, wants to strengthen India while China counters the US-India partnership by helping India’s nemesis Pakistan. Protecting the nuclear non-proliferation regime has become more complex.
David Cameron has made all the right noises in India. Despite causing a diplomatic row with Pakistan and David Miliband calling him “loudmouth”, Cameron has stuck to his comments....
By failing to craft its own narrative on Af-Pak ever since the U.S. troops went into Afghanistan post 9/11, New Delhi has allowed the West, and increasingly Pakistan, to dictate the contours of Indian policy
S.M. Krishna would soon be encountering his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi again, this time around in Kabul, where Pakistan’s security establishment is relishing the double game it is playing
Should it really come as a surprise that China is trying its best to maintain nuclear parity between India and Pakistan? China doesn’t do sentimentality in foreign policy, India should follow suit.
When the Congress won 206 parliamentary seats in last year’s election, it had unleashed a wave of optimism. But that feel-good mood is now a thing of the past
Of course, India doesn’t really have a China policy and so everyone deems it fit to put their own spin on Indian’s ties with China. But l'affaire Jairam Ramesh underlines a deeper malaise...
Blair changed the face of British politics by rescuing his party from the extreme left. Cameron, if he gets elected, would have done the same by loosening the grip of extreme right on his party’s agenda.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
He would take his colour, brushes and canvas outside to paint and talk with his love. He would stand close to the window and paint, keeping an eye on his muse.
They say the violin mimics the human sound. In his case, it was that of love, of longing. He didn’t know any other way of loving.
Younger people do not have much progressive beliefs; a 2017 survey found that one-third of young people opposed inter-caste marriage.
The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.
Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.
Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.
The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.