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China’s dam dreams, India’s water worries
My article China’s dam dreams, India’s water worries appeared in the Edit Page of The Pioneer today.   Here is the link.. . As a lower riparian country, Delhi has often taken up the issue of launching the first unit of the run-of-river hydropower plant with...
My article China’s dam dreams, India’s water worries appeared in the Edit Page of The Pioneer today.  Here is the link... As a lower riparian country, Delhi has often taken up the issue of launching the first unit of the run...
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Buddhist China and Tibetan Lamas: win-win equation? Not sure!
As often mentioned on this blog, China is fast becoming Buddhist …with Chinese characteristics. The China Daily, which has the widest circulation for English-speaking newspaper in China, yesterday published an article entitled, ‘A monk for all seasons’. It ...
As often mentioned on this blog, China is fast becoming Buddhist …with Chinese characteristics. The China Daily, which has the widest circulation for English-speaking newspaper in China, yesterday published an article entitle...
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One more railway on the Tibetan Plateau
According to Xinhua, the construction of a new railway line has started on the Tibetan plateau: "Construction begins on Chengdu-Ya'an section of Sichuan-Tibet railway," titled Xinhua. The Chinese news agency announced that the work has begun on the rail lin...
According to Xinhua, the construction of a new railway line has started on the Tibetan plateau: "Construction begins on Chengdu-Ya'an section of Sichuan-Tibet railway," titled Xinhua. The Chinese news agency announced that th...
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China disturbing peaceful Tibet
Sacred Mt. Kailash My article China disturbing peaceful Tibet appeared in NitiCentral . Last week, a strange piece of news appeared in The Economic Times (ET), “While transgressions by Chinese soldiers in Ladakh in September and the resultant standoff were ...
Sacred Mt. Kailash My article China disturbing peaceful Tibet appeared in NitiCentral. Last week, a strange piece of news appeared in The Economic Times (ET), “While transgressions by Chinese soldiers in Ladakh in September a...
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Is New Russia a Reliable Partner?
As Ukraine and NATO accused Russia of sending troops to launch a new offensive in eastern Ukraine, experts had warned of a showdown between Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Western leaders at the G20 summit held in Australia. Before reaching Brisban...
As Ukraine and NATO accused Russia of sending troops to launch a new offensive in eastern Ukraine, experts had warned of a showdown between Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Western leaders at the G20 summit held in Au...
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They always abide with their agreements...remember Budapest Agreement?! Anything else you would like to know about Russia?
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Romanticism and Hostile Borders
Philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau said once: “Nothing is so gentle as man in his primitive state, when placed by nature at an equal distance from the stupidity of brutes and the fatal enlightenment of civil man.” Jawaharlal Nehru too was a romantic; he wrot...
Philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau said once: “Nothing is so gentle as man in his primitive state, when placed by nature at an equal distance from the stupidity of brutes and the fatal enlightenment of civil man.” Jawaharlal N...
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The CIA and China
The much-awaited report (summary) from Senate Intelligence Committee on the CIA's Detention and Interrogation Program is finally in the public domain. Its conclusion are clear, the Intelligence Agency misled the US Congress and the President about the effec...
The much-awaited report (summary) from Senate Intelligence Committee on the CIA's Detention and Interrogation Program is finally in the public domain. Its conclusion are clear, the Intelligence Agency misled the US Congress a...
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Will China take the leadership of the Buddhist World?
The Chinese Panchen Lama addressing the WFB Confrence On October 27, 2014, The Buddhist Channel , a global news platform which provides news on Buddhism, reported about the recently-held Conference of the World Fellowship of Buddhists (WFB). The Channel tit...
The Chinese Panchen Lama addressing the WFB Confrence On October 27, 2014, The Buddhist Channel, a global news platform which provides news on Buddhism, reported about the recently-held Conference of the World Fellowship of B...
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‘Our cooperation can go far’ says Le Drian
My interview with the French Defence Minister, Mr. Jean-Yves Le Drian appeared in exclusivity in today's edition of The Pioneer . ‘Our cooperation can go far’ Paris is upbeat on the potential that exists to enhance India-France defence cooperation through t...
My interview with the French Defence Minister, Mr. Jean-Yves Le Drian appeared in exclusivity in today's edition of The Pioneer. ‘Our cooperation can go far’ Paris is upbeat on the potential that exists to enhance India-Franc...
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A Rainbow Body for the Party?
One evening of 1954 in Beijing, Mao Zedong had come to visit the Dalai Lama in the guest-house where the latter was staying. Suddenly, the Great Helmsman turned to the young Lama and said “Religion is Poison”. The 19-year old Tibetan leader was stunned: rel...
One evening of 1954 in Beijing, Mao Zedong had come to visit the Dalai Lama in the guest-house where the latter was staying. Suddenly, the Great Helmsman turned to the young Lama and said “Religion is Poison”. The 19-year old...
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