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Essays

Anyone for the Chinese Ganesha?

Sunanda K Datta-Ray

The struggle is less against those who threaten a rock here and a waterfall there than with those who threaten the idea of India

China’s Double Vision

Beijing’s perceptions on the Line of Actual Control are shaped by delusions entrenched since the 1950s

A Time for Ecosophy

The Corona Condition is a last gentle warning from the gods

Ideas of the Nation

India is in the grip of the very majoritarianism that Ambedkar had warned against

Bangabandhu at 100

Sheikh Mujibur Rahman believed Bangladesh could be the Switzerland of the East. It is time to reclaim that belief

Russia’s Earliest Tryst With the Bhagavad Gita

Both Russia and India should celebrate Nikolay Novikov’s legacy given that he was one of the first cultural bridges between the countries

A New Beginning

Donald Trump’s visit hopes to build on the practical nature of bilateral economic and security ties

All the Presidents’ Mien

Nixon gave away Patricia pens and Carter recited the Gita and Obama brought a dog called Khan and...

A Billion Mutinies Now

Why young Indians may have to radically depart from familial norms their parents took for granted

1971 India-Pakistan War: Memory as Peacemaker

Return to the popular history of the 1971 India-Pakistan war

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