Articles and Commentaries

Assam – A Microcosm of India

~ By Shubhrastha Gateway to the seven sisters of India and an integral part of the northeast imagination of India, Assam also shares international boundaries with Bangladesh and Bhutan. Connected with the Indian mainland through a chicken-neck corridor, immediately linked with West Bengal, Assam is home to more than 50 tribes and communities. Distinguished from each…
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What Dalits want

~ By Ram Madhav Varanasi In 1947, we opted for democracy as our political system post-Independence. “Democracy was something that would give the weak the same chance as the strong,” explained Mahatma Gandhi. Like many other democracies in the world, the three famous principles of the French Revolution — liberty, equality and fraternity — have…
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China’s Veto: Another Stab in the Back?

~ By Sudarshan Ramabadran “The way of war is a way of deception. When able, feign inability. When deploying troops, appear not to be. When near, appear far. When far, appear near. Lure with bait; strike with chaos. If the enemy is full, be prepared. If strong, avoid him. If he is angry, disconcert him.…
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A Country Left Anguished

~ By Apurv Kumar Mishra In the harsh winter of 1962, when Indian army was fighting Chinese aggression on battlefields higher than 14,000 feet, the Communist Part of India placed ideology over country ('China’s Chairman is our Chairman') and decided to support China. Prime Minister Nehru was forced to declare emergency- the first time in…
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