India

India-China face-off: A frozen turbulence melts in high tension

There has neither been disengagement nor de-escalation at the border. Instead, China has effectively captured big chunks of Indian Territory. The burden rests on Prime Minister Narendra Modi who met Chinese President Xi Jinping 18 times to fix this brewing crisis

Kamala Harris and India: Counter-revolution and a New Spring

t is ironical that while the nomination of Kamala signifies the Americans’ resolve to usher in a new era of equality, in India we are faced with a diametrically opposite situation.

Temple of Lord Ram, pandemic and an angry neighbourhood

Laying of foundation of Ram Temple during the pandemic is the beginning of an exclusionary India that could be challenged by its secular past and its enraged neighbors

Reliance Jio- Facebook deal and its many meanings

The big Reliance Jio deal with Facebook and other US companies suggests how US capital is gaining control of cash starved Indian new digital companies

Indian Migrants in Gulf: Uncertainties Amid Corona Curfew

Indian migrants are hoping that communal and political tensions will not play out and they can battle the Corona curfew to retain their jobs or return home and find a new one eventually if uncertainty continues to loom

Trumped – Emerging powers in a post American world

Book Review of Prof Sreeram Chaulia’s book on US President Donald Trump titled ” Trumped”-Emergind powers in post American World.

“I am afraid Coronavirus will kill us later, we will die of hunger first.”

Forced by a sudden countrywide lockdown to control the Coronavirus pandemic, 22 or more migrants have died while undertaking the heart-breaking journey into uncertainty. Driven by anxiety, panic, misinformation, administrative and government policy flaws, and fatigue, hunger and thirst, with no official or social support system or health care mechanisms on the way, these point to a tragedy far bigger than it has been imagined

Can a battered economy afford a long lockdown

At this stressful time, people need the steady hand of a government that bases its decisions on empirical data, objective reports from the ground, compassion, efficiency and good sense. Can we expect this from a government that combusted the economy through devaluation, an unplanned GST and poor leadership?

Life in the times of corona

Every century has seen tsunamis and calamities, but man-made disasters are a phenomenon of modern life and it is suicidal. The genie is out of the bag! Can we go back to a simpler life?

Pegasus: The Shadow of Surveillance

The Pegasus attack is called the ‘most sophisticated’ smartphone attack ever. It seems a deadly USA-Israel nexus. The NSO group is simply a pawn.