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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.

The archives of Leh

The archives of Leh

Thursday, 07 November 2019 | Claude Arpi

It is perhaps not too late to put the history of India in its proper perspective and undo the blunders committed in the 1950s and 1960s As an aftermath of the abrogation of Article 370 of the Indian Constitution, the former State of Jammu & Kashmir has been reorganised into 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,...

R&D key to India’s status

R&D key to India’s status

Thursday, 25 April 2019 | Claude Arpi

With Beijing taking a giant leap in filling the gap in research to match that of developed nations, India is still lagging behind. We need to take some lessons If one looks at India’s development during the five last decades, one can only admire the progress made by it. However, there...

Maze of half-truths

Maze of half-truths

Thursday, 11 April 2019 | Claude Arpi

Despite the propaganda that the Tibetans took ‘their destiny in their own hands’ in 1959, Beijing still does not trust local cadres in governance For the past several weeks, the Chinese propaganda machine has been running full-steam. The focus of the information warfare’s exercise is on the events of March...

State Editions

Suspense continues over AJSU-BJP tie-up

14 November 2019 | PNS | Ranchi

Man killed over witchcraft suspicion in Gajapati

14 November 2019 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Cong decries officers’ no reply to their letters

14 November 2019 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

46K found ineligible KALIA beneficiaries

14 November 2019 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Assembly stalled over violence against women

14 November 2019 | PABITRA SENAPATY | Bhubaneswar

Sunday Edition

Cleaning Delhi’s Air An Ethical and Economic Dilemma

10 November 2019 | Dr Manish Kumar Shrivastava | Agenda

Beyond Time and Space

10 November 2019 | Dr Asha Goswami | Agenda

Loving your own space

10 November 2019 | Sarita Mathur | Agenda

We need love to exist

10 November 2019 | Ajit Kumar Bishnoi | Agenda

Stay alert to keep mind in shape

10 November 2019 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | Agenda

Ayodhya judgment: Reasons & resolution

10 November 2019 | PNS | Agenda