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Understanding how the West looks at India

Sunday, 06 Sep 2015 | koenraad elst | in Agenda

An important new book, edited by religious historian Wendy Doniger and law scholar Martha Nussbaum, exemplifies the American-Indian cooperation against any political mobilisation in the name of Hinduism How does the West look at India? The Western public is completely, and the professional India-watchers largely, dependent on information filtered by a...

Indian-ness that has gone missing in foreign shores

Sunday, 31 Aug 2014 | Francois Gautier | in Agenda

American Indians know nothing about Kalidas, probably one of the greatest poets ever, or Shivaji Maharaj, who is on par with Napoleon Bonaparte, or great spiritual philosopher Sri Aurobindo It is lunch time at the home of the Consul General of India in New York, Dnyaneshwar M Mulay. A young Hindu...

Once upon a time there was the Ambassador

Sunday, 01 Jun 2014 | Sutapa Mukkerjee | in Agenda

It never was prone to dents and damage at the dash of another car or bike. This car remained loyal as a kind and benevolent protector, yet understated in its mute colours and non-sensuous appearance Fat is out, trim is in. Curves are passť. Large is history, tiny is present. When...

SOUNDBITE

In the case of both nations, India and Afghanistan, cross-border terrorism is originating from Pakistan which is also patronising it.

Afghan Speaker | Abdul R Ibrahimi

I have said goodbye to international cricket. I have played with seriousness and in a professional way for my country.

Pakistani cricketer | Shahid Afridi

All of us in America have generally paid for our gas and oil all along. We're not in Iraq to seize anybody's oil or gas.

US Defence Secretary | Jim Mattis
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