Sri Lanka
Time to Focus on Success Stories of India-Bangladesh Relations

The recent controversy over India-Bangladesh relations is a reminder to the Indian planners to review their communication strategy – an area where China excels. Indeed, if good news made headlines, the bilateral relations had some solid achievements...

Notes from the Sub-continent – May 2020

In this latest compilation of some of the big ideas being debated in the media across the Indian sub-continent, we start with Bangladesh, where the people had to deal with a super cyclone even as they struggled to cope with the novel coronavirus...

Notes from the Sub-continent – April 2020

As coronavirus infections continue to rise around the globe, much of the media focus in the Indian sub-continent has remained focussed, as expected, on different aspects of the pandemic--how are governments managing this public health crisis, do...

Notes from the Sub-continent: CAA, NRC and others

In this fortnight’s compilation of some of the big ideas being debated in the media across the Indian sub-continent, we look, first, at the coverage of India’s recent amendment of its Citizenship Act and the related issue of preparing a national...

Notes from the Sub-continent (Nov 1-15)

In this fortnight’s compilation of some of the big ideas being debated in the media across the Indian sub-continent, we start with the coverage of the Ayodhya verdict in Bangladesh and Pakistan--where the issue generated significant interest, as...

Round Table Discussion on Sri Lanka: Reeling Under the Attack

A round table discussion (RTD) was held on 16th May 2019 at the VIF to discuss the recent terror attacks in Sri Lanka. The discussants included Major General Ashok Mehta, Dr Adil Rashid, Dr Smruti Pattanaik, Prof S D Muni, Dr Sreeradha Datta,...

Evolution of China-Sri Lanka Relations

Over the last ten years China has been paying renewed attention to its ties with Sri Lanka. There has been a large rise in Chinese investments in various projects in Sri Lanka. Beijing has also diplomatically supported Colombo on various issues,...

श्रीलंका-पाकिस्तान संबंध - जनरल बाजवा का दौरा

पाकिस्तान पारंपरिक रूप से श्रीलंका के साथ द्विपक्षीय समझौते, विशेष तौर पर रक्षा-सम्बन्धी समझौतों पर आपसी सहभागिता बढ़ाने में काफ़ी प्रयत्न कर रहा है। एक और अवसर पर श्रीलंका ने ईलम युद्ध के दौरान, पाकिस्तान की मदद के लिए आभार जताया जिसका सन्दर्भ उस समय...

दृष्टि से परे: प्रधानमंत्री की यात्रा

अंतरराष्ट्रीय वेसक दिवस के उद्घाटन के लिए भारतीय प्रधानमंत्री की दो दिन (11-12 मई) की श्रीलंका यात्रा की देसी और अंतरराष्ट्रीय मीडिया में वैसी ही चर्चा हुई, जिसकी उम्मीद थी। यात्रा के संबंध में मीडिया की बहसें और खबरें बौद्ध आयाम से लेकर पड़ोस पर जोर...

Strife in Tamil National Alliance: Pragmatism Precedes Over Politics

“Like a metal abraded by a file, the might of a clan is eroded by enemies within.” -‘Thirukkural’, division 2 (Porul), chapter 89, verse 888 More than 2000 years back, in above quoted words of wisdom, Saint Thiruvalluvar, often regarded as chef d'...

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