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More than anything else, East Asians have valued building credibility and creating a win-win environment, devising and implementing public policies in accordance with these values....(full article)

The Brahmaputra originates in Tibet (where it is known locally as the Yarlung Tsangpo), and meanders across the LAC and into the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh. This is one of t...(full article)

In a global economy in need of growth, then, India -- home to 18 percent of the world's working-age population -- looks like it may be able to provide some. But don't get too excit...(full article)

India’s PM has been aggressively promoting the practice. Not everybody is happy about it....(full article)

If the government really wanted to accelerate this shift, it could change its own ways. Various laws steer a big share of bank deposits into low-yielding government debt and agricu...(full article)

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How Many Nukes Could India Make? - Elizabeth Whitfield, The Bulletin

How many nuclear weapons can India make with its existing fissile material stockpile? Recently, two different sources have produced wildly divergent estimates. In September 2015, t...

How Indians Shave Their Head and Hope for Luck - Justine Lang, BBC

Every year millions of people travel to two temples in southern India, hoping for an answer to their prayers. But every miracle requires a sacrifice - and many pilgrims sacrifice t...

Saudi Arabia Tilts Toward India - Bruce Riedel, Al-Monitor

Pakistan, after refusing to supply troops for Saudi Arabia's war against Yemen, finds the Gulf kingdom improving relations with Pakistani archenemy India....

Of Love and Honor Killings - R. Santhanam & S. Yamunan, The Hindu

On March 13, 22-year-old V. Shankar and his 19-year-old wife Kausalya were attacked by a five-member gang in broad daylight in Udumalpet, in Tamil Nadu’s Tirupur district. Do...

India's Duty to Myanmar - Deccan Chronicle

The stakes are even higher for India now to develop closer ties with Myanmar since the countries share a 1,600-km border....

The Enduring Curse of Caste in India - Ananya Vajpeyi, New York Times

The gap between the high and the low castes, between so-called backward and forward communities, not only persists, it also manifests itself through ever-more subtle and complex fo...

How America Plans to Win in East Asia - A. Panda, Diplomat

Taking Harris’ recent comments on the possibility of U.S.-India-Japan trilateral exercises in the South China Sea and a possible resumption of the QSD nearly a decade later toget...

Emptying the Idea of India - The Hindu

The BJP strategy in the ‘national vs. anti-national’ debate is a cynical ploy to maximise the emotive impact of symbols while refusing reasoned argument. It is fixated ...

India Can No Longer Ignore Caste-Based Hate - Dilip Simeon, Quartz

Apologists for the status quo ask us to stop talking about caste-based discrimination—as if it will go away by pretending it does not exist....

Does India Need to Defend This Glacier? - S. Ramachandran, Diplomat

The Siachen Glacier, the world’s highest battlefield, is once again in the spotlight. On the morning of February 3, an avalanche hurtled down this icy wasteland, swallowing a...

India Has no Option but to Engage Pakistan - V. Sudarshan, The Hindu

Mr. Modi’s outreach to Mr. Sharif was for most part welcomed, especially in the Kashmir Valley, where ironically Bharatiya Janata Party and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are...

Walking a Cabbage in Kashmir - Parul Abrol, Narratively

Pushed to the brink by the insanity of life in a land on military lockdown, one mysterious resident embarks on a decidedly bizarre piece of performance art....

India Must Choose Freedom over Intolerance - P. Gopal, The Guardian

A famously contentious campus synonymous in India with critical thinking and vociferous debate, JNU has long been in the sights of the Hindu right, many of whom want nothing more t...

Narendra Modi and the Fine Art of Screwing Up - Devjyot Ghoshal, Quartz

The problem with the Modi government is its ambivalence over tolerance: It either tolerates too much, or too little....

Make in India Can't Catch Made in China - T.N. Ninan, Quartz

The question has often been asked, what lessons can India learn from the Chinese success story? Can they be applied to India—or is the national genius, or DNA, so different t...

India Should Put Fiscal Discipline First - Bloomberg View

India is currently the world’s fastest-growing major economy, with output rising more than 7 percent a year. Economists expect this to continue in the coming fiscal year. So ...

It's Time to Update Our Tired Image of India - Jason Burke, The Guardian

There is no immediately obvious reason why a colony that was exploited for 200 years before winning its independence should align itself with western powers...

India Rejects Facebook's 'Free' Internet - Samantha Allen, The Daily Beast

In a press release Monday, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) announced that it has prohibited a practice known as zero-rating, or the offering of select applications...

Everyone in the World Should Have Internet - Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook

Connecting India is an important goal we won't give up on, because more than a billion people in India don't have access to the internet. We know that connecting them can help lift...

Deepening India's French Connection - The Hindu

The India-France strategic relationship has generated a sense of comfort between the relevant government agencies. The Hollande visit focussed on initiatives that can strengthen bu...

India's Media Has a Rape Problem - Rianna Starheim, Foreign Policy

Victim blaming is rampant in Indian media, and the government is complicit -- even when it tries to confront sexual violence....

Iran Is Now a Great Power - Walter Mead & Harry Cohen, American Interest

The most dramatic development in 2015 was that Iran catapulted into the ranks of the great powers, expanding their number to eight. Iran and Saudi Arabia are now engaged in a zero ...

How India Added 20 Finlands to Voter Rolls - S Y Quraishi, Indian Express

The origin of NVD is a story in itself. At a civil-society meeting in Bhubaneswar late in September 2010, a young man in the audience got up and said, “18 years is an age tha...

Israel's Asia Pivot - Frida Ghitis, World Politics Review

Since Modi became prime minister, India is no longer bashful about its ties to Israel....

How To Reform India's Caste System - The National

The tragic news that an Indian student at Hyderabad Central University was driven to suicide because of the deep caste stratification in Indian universities has prompted protest an...

Taking Back Delhi's Streets - Chandrahas Choudhury, Bloomberg View

India is now home to 13 of the 20 most polluted cities in the world, so it’s clear that the country’s urbanization is set on a completely unsustainable course. The Delhi govern...

Taming India's Elite - Sanjeev Sanyal, Project Syndicate

India has a population of 1.2 billion people, but it has long been dominated by a tiny elite: a couple of hundred extended families, totaling perhaps 4,000-5,000 people. Many count...

How Washington Can Build Bridges in South Asia - Alyssa Ayres, WOTR

As India and Pakistan enter another cycle of dialogue, they share the prospect of ushering in a more positive and prosperous future for their citizens. The United States can and sh...

Islamic Terrorists Open a New Front - Washington Times

Just what the civilized world needs, a new front in the war against radical Islamic terrorism: Two terrorists were killed this week in an attack on the Pathankot Indian Air Force B...

Air Base Attack Exactly Why India Should Talk to Pakistan - S. Vij, Qz

The big terror attack in Pathankot threatens to derail a renewed India-Pakistan peace process. For now, the government and the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party are saying that the tal...

India Must Better Defend Itself Against Terror - Indian Express

India just doesn’t have the tools it needs to protect itself against terrorism. That it took Indian troops over 18 hours, and the loss of at least seven lives, to defeat four...

Indo-Pak Peace Hopes First Casualty of 2016 - Walter Russell Mead, TAI

When India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi dropped in to visit Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif over the holidays, there were some who hoped that a new era in India-Pakis...

Short-Sighted Hike in U.S. Visa Fee - The Hindu

The Barack Obama administration’s decision to raise the visa fee for skilled professionals seeking temporary work in the U.S. is set to hit Indian companies in the IT sector....

Next Year Is Full of Good Omens for India-Pakistan - R. Lall, The National

It rarely happens that a photo opportunity for the internet age is tailor-made for a philosophical quote from imperial Rome. But when India’s Narendra Modi dropped by his Pak...

Should India Worry About Nepal-China Ties? - Y. Ghimire, Indian Express

As Nepal and India are squabbling over what constitutes blockade and what does not, China has sent across a message that it will do every thing possible to steer Nepal off the huma...

Pakistanis Are Ready for Peace Process with India - Raza Rumi, Quartz

Modi’s short visit to Lahore on Dec. 25 was welcomed by almost all the mainstream political parties in Pakistan. That betrays a consensus within the political elites there, u...

A Dark Cloud Over India - Ashish Fernandes, Bulletin of Atomic Scientists

Frozen bank accounts. Cancelled operating licenses. Court cases, arrests, and punitive legal actions based on fabrications. International donations cut off. Individuals with legiti...

A Historic Turn for India-Japan Ties? - Shashank Joshi, Lowy Interpreter

On 13 December, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe concluded a three-day visit to India, building on the public rapport that he had established with his counterpart, Narendra Modi,...

Restarting India's Faltering Economic Revolt - Doug Bandow, Japan Times

The sharp defeat of Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party in the state of Bihar has put the prime minister’s reform plan and political legacy at risk. He still has tim...

How China Killed Punjab Inc. - M Rajshekhar, Quartz

Over the last 10 years—and especially since 2010—Punjab has seen a process of deindustrialisation....

A Good Day for South Asian Diplomacy - Economist

THERE were doubts until almost the last minute about whether the top-billed guests would turn up at a diplomatic conference in Islamabad on December 9th to discuss peace in Afghani...

India and Japan Tighten Their Embrace - Economist

India sees a lot of synergy: Japan has skills and capital, while India has a vast untapped market and much scope to boost manufacturing. Japanese firms, though, remain frustrated w...

India's Untouchable Queen of the Dead - Maria Tavernini, Narratively

She sits down under the arches of the ancient temple blackened by soot, guarding the sacred fire — an eternal flame used to cremate the dead. In a male-dominated realm, her p...

How China and Pakistan Could Remake Asia - Fahad Shah, Foreign Affairs

As the Sino-Pakistani relationship strengthens, perhaps the biggest loser will be Kashmir. Kashmiris want freedom from India and Pakistan, but both India and Pakistan have refused ...

India and Nepal Need to Mend Fraying Ties, and Fast - Indian Express

Whether known India-baiter K.P. Sharma Oli’s assumption of office as PM in October worried Delhi further or not, India took the unprecedented step of reporting Nepal to the U...

Mumbai's Evolving Urban Form

The continuing dispersion of international metropolitan areas is illustrated by recently released 2011 Census of India preliminary data for the Mumbai "larger" metropolitan area...

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