China’s Asia

China looms large as a player in Central and South Asia where it continues to emerge not only as a major economic power, but also been more proactive in these regions in the last few years enhancing its security architecture. The rational for establishing a strong Chinese network in Central

A government of, by, and for the slogan

At its recent meeting, the national executive of the Bharatiya Janata Party passed a political resolution, a passage of which read: ‘Our Constitution describes India as Bharat also, [hence] refusal to chant victory to Bharat is tantamount to disrespect to our Constitution itself. Bharat Mata ki Jai is not merely

A de facto Emergency?

In the aftermath of the events in JNU, the NDA is forcing every person intervening in the debate to first prove his/her nationalistic commitment. Not agreeing with the BJP discourse means that the person is anti-national. Three months ago, I jocularly argued in these columns (Our ‘liberal’ worries, December 18)