Claude Arpi

Claude Arpi

 

Born in France, Claude Arpi is now settled in India. He is the author of several books on Tibet, China and India and a regularly contributor on Indo-French relations.

Politics of reincarnation

Politics of reincarnation

Thursday, 05 December 2019 | Claude Arpi

Tibetans should be left alone to decide their spiritual future but even if India does not interfere, it does have high stakes in the issue, particularly in connection with the Himalayan region A few months ago, a board was placed outside a monastery in Tibet; it stated that Government officials and...

Strategic and spiritual

Strategic and spiritual

Thursday, 08 August 2019 | Claude Arpi

With Ladakh being granted a Union Territory status, one hopes that locals can finally  adopt an economically and environmentally responsible model for its development Though divided into Leh and Kargil district in July 1979, Ladakh, the “Land of the Passes”, has the particularity of being one of the largest administrative units...

The succession challenge

The succession challenge

Thursday, 25 July 2019 | Claude Arpi

The Lama had made it clear in 2011 that he shall leave clear instructions about who should succeed him. This should clear doubts and cut out the Chinese propaganda China has mastered the art of information warfare. We saw it during the Doklam episode. Though caught on the wrong foot on the...

Lambs before the dragon

Lambs before the dragon

Thursday, 04 July 2019 | Claude Arpi

In other continents, too, nations have to kowtow to China in return for investment and debt funding, though they are slowly waking up to the fact that all is not rosy  China has managed to tame the wild Tibetan yaks, according to Xinhua. “Under the touch of the petite scientist...

Laws higher than sutras

Laws higher than sutras

Thursday, 20 June 2019 | Claude Arpi

While Hong Kongers may escape China’s educational scheme to test the monks’ and nuns’ legal knowledge, it will be difficult for Tibetans, Uyghurs or mainlanders to avoid them Chinese President Xi Jinping is travelling a lot these days; he went to Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan) for the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) meet, then...

Wanted: Historian’s office

Wanted: Historian’s office

Thursday, 06 June 2019 | Claude Arpi

It’s high time that India re-organises its historical records. A revamp is crucial in this domain, as also others, especially if we want to become a respected world player Since the Lok Sabha results were announced, the Indian media has been speaking about rebooting, something you do when you change your...

China-Nepal love affair

China-Nepal love affair

Thursday, 23 May 2019 | Claude Arpi

The deepening of ties between Kathmandu and Beijing is a serious setback for New Delhi. China scored one more goal but it’s difficult to say how far this story will continue In politics, there is little difference between love and sycophancy — the case of Nepal is particularly telling. The...

Fading memories

Fading memories

Thursday, 09 May 2019 | Claude Arpi

While remembering the events of 1919 and seeking to better integrate the spirit of May 4 into the party’s narrative, the student revolt of 1989 has been completely blacked out China is suffering from a strange disease, a sort of selective amnesia — certain things from the past are clearly remembered,...

State Editions

Man hangs self after tiff with wife

16 December 2019 | PNS | Ranchi

CSIR holds professional training programme

16 December 2019 | PNS | Ranchi

BJP accuses Saryu Roy of double standard

16 December 2019 | PNS | Ranchi

Huge dip in mercury in Capital

16 December 2019 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

Aishwarya performed brilliantly in final

16 December 2019 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

Sunday Edition

Textile Journey Through Bengal

15 December 2019 | Sayali Goyal | Agenda

Astroturf | Correct your own weaknesses

15 December 2019 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | Agenda

The unending struggle of the Baloch

15 December 2019 | Kumar Chellappan | Agenda

Hope lives behind the veil

15 December 2019 | Jayshree M Sundar | Agenda

Iraq protests: A terrible political-economic predicament

15 December 2019 | Yasir Ali Mirza | Agenda

Master of the mind

15 December 2019 | VISWANATHAN ANAND | Sunday Pioneer