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A shared culture and destiny

Friday, 26 Jan 2018 | Gautam Kumar Jha | in Oped

India’s soft power and strategic connectivity approach with regard to the Act East Policy formulated by the BJP Government to revitalise a shared culture in Southeast Asia will be a game changer India is hosting the Asean-India commemorative summit with heads of the 10 Asean countries. These heads of Asean countries...

Energy cooperation stabilising region

Friday, 26 Jan 2018 | Syed Muazzem Ali | in Oped

In this ever-growing world economy, the global energy scenario is fast changing: New technologies are emerging; energy mix is diversifying; global energy demand is rising; and cooperation for resources is intensifying. In today's world, energy security has been at the top of global development agenda. This has also appeared as...

Syria: A carnival of treachery

Friday, 26 Jan 2018 | Gwynne Dyer | in Oped

While leading players in the Syrian game keep changing from time to time, the game never ends. Everybody has ulterior motives. Syrian people's interests are the last thing on anybody's mind There are comical elements in the current Turkish invasion of northern Syria. Its name, for example: Operation Olive Branch. Or...

ASEAN: New game for India, China

Thursday, 25 Jan 2018 | Vineeta Pandey | in Oped

New Delhi has, through its soft power approach, created confidence among its ASEAN partners. It is time now for intentions to be turned into actions before Beijing steals a march As New Delhi hosts the ‘event of the year’ with 10 Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Heads of...

India’s defence sector opportunity

Thursday, 25 Jan 2018 | Pravin Sawhney | in Oped

Can BRAHMOS, which has many firsts to its credit, be called a Make in India project? The short answer is ‘yes’ but some explanation of the DPP policy is required BrahMos Aerospace, the makers of BRAHMOS supersonic cruise missile, which completes 20 years on February 12, has many firsts to its...

Environmental goals need more focus

Thursday, 25 Jan 2018 | Kota Sriraj | in Oped

While the 2017 Budget was a lost opportunity for sectors like environment and climate change, this time, the Finance Minister must set the ball rolling for India to fulfill its commitment to the Paris Agreement through budgetary allocations The Union Budget of 2017 brought little cheer for those who cherished the...

Parenting the new-age kids

Wednesday, 24 Jan 2018 | Navneet Anand | in Oped

Lured and awed by Doremon and Instagram, new-age children may inadvertently be ignoring Indian ideals of inclusiveness. Parents must watch out If I were a child, January 22 would have been one of the busiest days of my life this year. I would have celebrated Saraswati Puja with gaiety. I would...

Asean: Marking a paradigm shift

Wednesday, 24 Jan 2018 | Srihari Avuthu | in Oped

The coming together of all 10 Asean heads as guests of honour for the Republic Day parade signals how regional powers like India have evolved to play a vital role in modern international architecture Regional organisations are increasingly becoming a vital feature of modern international architecture. The Association of South East...

Into Tamil Nadu’s heart of darkness

Wednesday, 24 Jan 2018 | Kalyani Shankar | in Oped

Following Jayalalithaa’s death and Karunanidhi’s retirement from active politics, all major players in Tamil Nadu are in disarray and need each other. Alliances are the only way forward as no party can depend just on its core support or, indeed, its superstar leaders Tamil Nadu politics is taking an interesting turn...

Think now | Confucius ; Chinese philosopher

Wednesday, 24 Jan 2018 | Pioneer | in Oped

The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions. When a person should be spoken with, and you don't speak with them, you lose them. When a person shouldn't be spoken with and you speak to them, you waste your breath. The wise do not lose...


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