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.

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...

Map of aggression

Map of aggression

Thursday, 14 February 2019 | Claude Arpi

Before making any outrageous claims on border issues, Chinese officials are better advised to do their homework well about history and geography Hua Chunying, the spokesperson of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has a poor knowledge of history and even geography. Once again, she claimed recently that Arunachal Pradesh is...

Silk Roads without people

Silk Roads without people

Thursday, 31 January 2019 | Claude Arpi

Xi Jinping’s likely visit to India must not be wasted. It can be a good occasion for New Delhi to question him about the new corridors and remind him about Demchok China is very fond of Silk Roads. In 2013, a year after Xi Jinping was anointed Emperor of the Middle...

Alzeimerish China

Alzeimerish China

Thursday, 17 January 2019 | Claude Arpi

Beijing will celebrate the emancipation of the serfs in Tibet on March 28. Ironically, the communist party has forgotten what happened at Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989 Cary Huang, a senior columnist with the South China Morning Post, wrote recently: “In 2019, China ushers in a year full of both...

World on a boil

World on a boil

Thursday, 03 January 2019 | Claude Arpi

Globally, countries have descended into chaos amid political turmoil. This scenario will continue as we dawn upon another year. This is the new normal The planet is in turmoil. This did not start in 2018 but worsened during the past year and without being a bird of bad omen, it will...

Sunday Edition

Don’t regulate us for the sake of it: Pichai

16 June 2019 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer

India tops tech visa applications for UK: Report

16 June 2019 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer

India’s flat May fuel demand points to sluggish economy

16 June 2019 | Agencies | Sunday Pioneer

Tanker attack jolts oil-import dependent Asia

16 June 2019 | AP | Sunday Pioneer