Neighbourhood

Chinese challenge to Modi’s Kashmir gamble

With an adverse international media coverage on mass human rights violations, the UN security council taking up Kashmir for the first time in 70 years, and the big powers openly meddling, despite the posturing, the Indian government is clearly on the defensive.

A Red Star over Hong Kong

The summer of discontent seems to continue in infinite rage in Hong Kong as the totalitarian Chinese regime succumbs for the first time.

Huawei: Hesitations, Hiccups and Hoo-Ha

If Huawei were to be ousted from the September 5G trials, then this would possibly be the fourth occasion when India would have changed its well-articulated foreign policy to align itself with that of the US.

Book Excerpt – The Costliest Pearl: China’s Struggle for India’s Ocean

The Costliest Pearl is a fast-paced investigation of India’s strategic encirclement that reveals how China’s chequebook diplomacy is impacting the region.

Ministry of Crab and Other Spicy Delicacies

Jaffna’s beaches are charming and clean. Standing on Palk Strait with the Indian Ocean and Bay of Bengal leaking into each other seemed like a Mary Poppins’ moment.