India

Seeing Chambal Badlands from the prism of a sociologist and a journalist’s work

Revisiting the ravines of Chambal the birthplace of the most notorious dacoits India had ever seen from the perspective of RP Garg and Bishan Kapoor

“India has not even a single start-up which has global acceptance or usage”

Hardnews in conversation with Vitul Kwatra on the state of the Indian economy and the start up ecosystem.

Chabahar stares at irrelevance as Taliban surges ahead

The huge Chabahar Port project in Iran, meant to allow India to side-step Pakistan and take the land route to Afghanistan and Central Asia, seems like a dead investment now — a dream gone sour

Shia Crescent and the Rise of Taliban

With India clueless and dazed, its future in Afghanistan is getting grimmer with China, Pakistan, Russia and Iran on the same page, and its ally, the US, solely interested in getting out of there, at least as of now.

“India needs to state clearly that the reincarnation of His Holiness Dalai Lama is his prerogative alone and would be decided according to his wishes”

Amitabh Mathur is one of India’s foremost experts on Tibetan affairs. He explains in this exclusive interview what he expects from the new elected leadership of the exile community and also on how should India deal with China that wants to intervene on the issue of reincarnation of Dalai Lama

50 years of Bangladesh: A musical birth of a violated nation

George Harrison, Ravi Shankar and many more musicians got together to highlight the violence that Bangladesh was subjected to by Pakistani forces

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