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Shastri Ramachandaran

  • China’s Silk Road map

    India has much to gain from it as such an initiative would foster trade and fight terrorism

    Wednesday, 24 December 2014 - 5:00am
  • Chinese element in Nobel committee’s self-stirred brew

    More than the Nobel Prize, it was the Nobel Committee that grabbed headlines this year. In the weekend preceding the Prize ceremony, when Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai were getting ready for the arclights in Oslo, when public and media interest in the prize was peaking, the Nobel Committee...

    Tuesday, 16 December 2014 - 5:05am
  • India-Pakistan's joint Nobel Peace Prize win triggers friendship

    Even as prime minister Narendra Modi his counterpart across the border, Nawaz Sharif, face off against each other, harden their stands and raise the bar against resumption of the stalled dialogue, India-Pakistan bonhomie, epitomised by Nobel Peace laureates Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai,...

    Friday, 12 December 2014 - 6:20am
  • Champions of peace: Nobel honour for Malala Yousafzai, Kailash Satyarthi

    It was a rare occasion when India and Pakistan— together—carried the day in the Norwegian capital. Amidst thundering applause in the famed City Hall, child rights activists Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi received the Nobel Prize for Peace and solemnly pledged to end exploitation of children...

    Thursday, 11 December 2014 - 7:55am
  • India is no match for China in the SAARC summit

    If the best that Narendra Modi’s spin doctors could do to underscore his success at the recent SAARC summit was to boast that he stuck to a simple vegetarian meal while Pakistan’s Nawaz Sharif feasted on halal meat, evidently there is little else to crow about. Beyond a point, hype becomes...

    Tuesday, 2 December 2014 - 5:00am
  • Eastward Ho! PM Narendra Modi sups at many high tables this month

    This is a month when Prime Minister Narendra Modi is covering more ground? literally and figuratively? overseas than within the country. For half the month, he would be travelling, from one high table to another on the world stage, besides taking centre stage in bilateral and regional meetings.

    Monday, 17 November 2014 - 10:18am
  • Time to face up to the ugly truths about the ISIS

    In sharp contrast to the ongoing dissection — in the West and West Asia — of the ISIS, its roots, its growing appeal, the dangers it poses and ways in which it can be confronted and countered, in India there is a deafening silence.  

    Tuesday, 21 October 2014 - 5:00am
  • The Amma of popularity

    Prison has proved to be no bar to the power and pull of the AIADMK supremo

    Saturday, 18 October 2014 - 5:00am
  • N-disarmament: Obama’s talk closer to Indian position

    Present-day summit meetings are about optics and atmospherics. It is the triumph of style over content. The meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Barack Obama was no different. In the age of tweet and TV-driven news coverage, events take precedence over outcomes and sound bytes...

    Tuesday, 7 October 2014 - 5:00am
  • Great Scot(t)! A lot to learn from the Scottish referendum result

    Many Indians who rooted for Scottish independence — to give Britain, which gave us Partition, a taste of its own medicine — would be disappointed with the referendum result. Even they would concede that the contest between Britain and Scotland, although not fair and square in every sense, was...

    Thursday, 25 September 2014 - 5:00am