Articles and Commentaries

India – Seychelles: The Growing Co-operation

While visits by Heads of states and governments are not new to the diplomatic corridors of Delhi, this visit of the President of Seychelles Danny Antoine Rollen Faure grabbed all the eyeballs. The reason being the hanging fate of India’s joint military base at the Assumption Islands.While the discussions do not seem to have materialisedas…
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Is India losing its ownership of yoga?

While on a holiday in Kenya last year to witness the Great Migration and spot the Big Five in action, I noticed a group of people, possibly Europeans, doing asanas at our hotel. While aware that yoga had spread far and wide from its birthplace in India, I was amazed to see it had become…
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Why yoga’s influence is growing in Putin’s Russia

One of the first names that comes to mind in relation to the word "yoga" is Swami Vivekananda and distinctively so. It was in Boston, USA, that he first spoke about India's gift to the world. When introducing yoga to the West then, Swami Vivekananda elucidated that in addition to physical posturing, yoga is about…
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UN Human Rights Commission Discredits Itself

For the first time in the history of Kashmir question at the UN, the Chairman of Human Rights Commission Mr. Zeid Ra’d Al Hussein of Jordan has issued a 49-page tutored report spread over 20 paragraphs on “abuse and violation of human rights” in the State of Jammu and Kashmir mainly by India and peripherally…
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