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New Focus on Hindu Studies
The academic study of Hinduism is the subject of numerous ongoing debates and initiatives increasingly taking place on a global scale. Hence, many crucial questions may arise when we think of conceiving the academic discipline called Hindu Studies. To discuss them, the Historical and Civilisational Studies center at VIF decided to produce a podcast titled ‘New Focus on Hindu Studies’. Join us on this podcast with Mr. Kalyan Viswanathan, President, Hindu University of America, Florida, and Rohith Krishna, VIF.
Sino-Kazakh Trans Boundary Water Dispute: An assessment
Introduction
There are 24 trans-boundary rivers between China and Kazakhstan, and all of their mainstreams flow to form a clear upstream-downstream relationship. In this water-scarcity zone, the trans-boundary flow of water is limited.
रूस-यूक्रेन संघर्षः भारत के रुख पर अमेरिकी आलोचना का जवाब
अगर पश्चिमी देशों की सरकारें भारत के साथ “लोकतांत्रिक” दायरे में अपने दीर्घकालिक हितों का संतुलन बिठाने पर राजी हैं, और इसके साथ, अपने अल्पकालिक हित के तहत भारत को यूक्रेन में रूसी हमले की निंदा करने वाले “लोकतांत्रिक” देशों की जमात में ला रही हैं, तो अमेरिका के “भारत-विशेषज्ञ” को इस मुद्दे पर भारत की “तटस्थ” स्थिति के विरुद्ध जनमत तैयार करने के लिए उत्साहित किया गया है, और वे इस मुद्दे को उठाते रहे हैं।
BRICS – Taking the Long View
The 14th BRICS Summit hosted by China on 23th-24th June 2022 was attended virtually by the leaders of the five BRICS countries including Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. There were a series of preparatory meetings prior to the summit, covering a broad and diverse agenda of cooperation that has been built up over the last 16 years.
The Padma Setu– Bangladesh’s Pride
‘Today the Padma is awash with the glow of red, blue, green and golden colours. The 41 spans (of the Padma bridge) are mirroring the courage of Bangladesh. I know Bangladeshi are proud. I am also delighted proud and elated.
Economic Dimensions of Russia-Ukraine War
Russia-Ukraine war is in its fourth month. There are no signs of the conflict coming to an end soon. While the political and military dimensions of the war have drawn a lot of attention, the social and economic implications of the conflict are extremely serious.
Swami Vivekananda: A Short Life Sketch
“The great secret of true success, of true happiness, is this: the man or woman who asks for no return, the perfectly unselfish person, is the most successful.”
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