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.

Lessons for China

Lessons for China

Thursday, 16 January 2020 | Claude Arpi

Tsai’s presidential poll win and the Hong Kong local elections last year show the weakness of the Chinese regime, which remains dependent on propaganda and influence to bully its neighbours The just-concluded presidential and legislative elections in Taiwan might remain a turning point in the life of not only the island...

Shroud on camaraderie

Shroud on camaraderie

Thursday, 12 September 2019 | Claude Arpi

It is doubtful if a Xi-Mo encounter (if it takes place at all) can solve the vexed border dispute between India and China. First and foremost condition is to develop basic trust Will Chinese President Xi Jinping make it to the southern beach resort of Mahabalipuram? And if the informal summit...

The real consequence

The real consequence

Thursday, 29 August 2019 | Claude Arpi

The Government miserably failed to contain misinformation or disinformation on Article 370 in the foreign media. It should have given a historical briefing on all facets of the issue The abrogation of Article 370 has led to a lot of typing on the keyboards of Indian as well as foreign...

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...

State Editions

MP wins a silver medal in swimming

21 January 2020 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

Five drug peddlers nabbed

21 January 2020 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

Women’s protest against CAA continues in Lko

21 January 2020 | PNS | Lucknow

Pratishodh Ki Aag performed at Rangashri Little Ballet Troupe

21 January 2020 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

BSP leader joins SP along with 200 supporters

21 January 2020 | PNS | Lucknow

Sunday Edition

Soleimani’s killing: A new chapter in US-Iran enmity

19 January 2020 | Yasir Ali Mirza | Agenda

Will Trump’s trial be an endgame?

19 January 2020 | Manan Dwivedi | Agenda

Weekly Natter

19 January 2020 | Pioneer | Sunday Pioneer

Cheers to Italian luxury

19 January 2020 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer

Talktime | ‘TRPs have eaten up content’

19 January 2020 | MUSBA HASHMI | Sunday Pioneer

The rapist is you

19 January 2020 | MUSBA HASHMI | Sunday Pioneer