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Exhibition ‘India and the World’

In view of the completion of 70 years of Indian independence, the National Museum, New Delhi, conceived a project that has finally materialised as a landmark exhibition, India and the World: A History in Nine Stories (inaugurated in May 2018 i....

Will Indo-US Relations Survive The Strain of Geopolitics?

The US permanent envoy to the UN Nikki Haley, known for her hardline views on Iran and Russia, visited India from June 26-28, 2018. The visit should have strengthened Indo-US relations but the impact seems to have been just the opposite. The percepti....

Is ‘Democratic Quad’ a Viable Construct?

The Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (QSD) members - Australia, India, Japan and the United States (US) - met in June 2018 in Singapore on the sidelines of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) senior officials’ meeting, and later issue....

Beginning of a New End in the Korean Peninsula

After almost three and a half months of high-powered diplomacy leading up to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in North Korea, the first meeting between a sitting United States and a North Korean leader took place on 12 June 2018 in Singapore. The mee....

Jordan is at the Cross Roads

During the last weeks of the month of Ramadan, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan faced the public wrath and continued demonstrations due to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) sponsored taxation regime and a poor state of the economy and opportunity ....

Yoga and an Indian Framework of Ethics

In September 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and the world by surprise when he proposed the adoption of an International Yoga Day (IYD) that will help create a change in lifestyle and consciousness, ....

OHCHR Report on Kashmir: Inconsistencies Exposes Malicious Intent

It is ironic that on a day when the entire nation was mourning the killing of one of the most respected journalists of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), Mr Sujaat Bukhari, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) published t....

The Trump-Kim Summit: A Mixed Bag

The fact that the much talked about Summit meeting between President Trump and Chairman Kim happened on June 12 in Singapore is an achievement by itself. The world would have been on edge without it. The short document signed, even though shorn of c....

UNHRC Report on ‘Situation of Human Rights in Kashmir from June 2016 to April 2018'

Created as a follow-up to the Vienna Declaration on Human Rights in June 1993, the Office of the newly created High Commissioner for Human Rights was intended to ensure a balanced and equitable implementation of all human rights, be they ‘political....

Report of OHCHR on Human Rights in Kashmir Reeks of Bias

The recent Report of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on the ‘Situation of Human Rights in Kashmir’ is disappointing. It reeks of an anti-Indian bias and is deeply flawed. This is evident from the title itself w....

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