At a time when a vitriolic political campaign to define what India eats is intensifying, let’s not overlook the wisdom in celebrating India’s diverse food palette.
Joining the bandwagon opposing the Ministry of External Affairs decision to introduce ‘Orange’ passport to migrant workers, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday lashed out at the Centre and said such move will create an embarrassing situation for a vast section of people.
Given that a majority of Indians consume meat, why is a democratically elected government trying to dictate what people should eat?
The possibility of Russian support to Chabahar lends a new spin to the contestation brewing between India, China and Pakistan
In West Bengal, those who left their homes in Bangladesh still feel a sense of longing for the food they left behind
The Bangladesh Government has said a hydropower agreement with neighbouring countries -- Bhutan and India -- was imminent.
Hardnews looks back at its year-long in depth reporting on China. In April, we looked at the growing tension between between India and China after the Dalai Lama’s visit to Arunachal Pradesh. We provided a detailed account on the visit, its implications and China’s desperate need to co-opt Tibetan Buddhism. In July and August, in the backdrop of the Doklam stand-off, our reporters travelled to Nepal and Sri Lanka to ascertain the impact of the fallout on the neighbourhood.
China cannot give up its newly- won access to the Indian Ocean and Myanmar's strategic importance to Beijing cannot, therefore, be overestimated.More than 60 per cent of the world’s oil shipments pass through the Indian Ocean from the Middle East’s oil field to China, Japan and other strong economies in the region, as does 70 per cent of all container traffic to and from the Asian industrial countries
With China taking greater interest in the internal politics of Nepal and funding several projects in the country, all eyes in the neighbourhood are on the Himalayan nation. However, as most of the projects awarded to Chinese firms lie in limbo and mired in cost-overrun, it is time that Kathmandu pauses to evaluate its engagement with the dragon