China

  • When science fails faith should claim its rightful place!!

    The Wanderer |  K Aravamudhan
    The debate on astrology is never ending and so too the question on the existence of God. In a sense the debate between the believers...

  • No FIRE escape for China

    Geek At Large |  Saurav Jha
    In March 2013, 16000 dead pigs were found floating in the Huangpu river that is the source of Shanghai's drinking water supply. The pigs had...

  • Why Detective Kutty will vote for AAP

    Life As It Is |  Rajesh Kumar
    These are good days for the aam aadmi. I have been hired by some big MNCs, a few political parties in India and several spy...

  • Arunachal Pradesh: Urban migration and rural development

    The other India |  Debraj Bhattacharya
    It is by now a reality in India that there is a steady stream of people moving out from rural areas to cities in search...

  • Bangladesh 'most trusted' by Indians

    Neighbourhood watch |  Subir Bhaumik
    Guess the country Indians trust the most - surely not where they prefer to travel for higher education or health care or with whom they...

  • How accidental was the PLA's Raki Nulla adventure?

    BARAKA |  Surya Gangadharan
    The Raki Nulla face off in April between Indian and Chinese troops was "accidental, not deliberately staged", is the word from the men in green...

  • China's likely escalation option against India: Rapid Reaction Forces

    Geek At Large |  Saurav Jha
    Given that China has once again decided to 'sweeten' it's recent offer of a Panchsheel redux with a nice juicy intrusion into Indian Territory in...

  • Pros and cons of a two-front war

    BARAKA |  Surya Gangadharan
    Fresh from three weeks of gruelling drills that involved all operational commands, the Air Force says it's ready for a two-front war (the brass prefers...

  • A look at the new Chinese leadership

    Connect |  Jaimon Joseph
    We know all about Barack Obama's recent victory, Michelle's beauty, Romney's chicanery and perhaps even the name and breed of the first dog of the...

  • Third Worldwide Cybersecurity Summit

    Connect |  Jaimon Joseph
    A few SMS messages, a couple of inflammatory photos. They triggered off the largest internal exodus in India since partition. We're talking about the north...

  • Chinese dissidents "strolling" toward democracy, online and off

    Kindred mind |  Ayushman Jamwal
    Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. built movements strong enough to confront hostile, often violent governments. While the world reveres their contributions to peace and...

  • Taiwan: An idea that works!

    Hindustani awaaz |  Rakhshanda Jalil
    There is the Taiwan of popular imagination: an economic giant despite its tiny size, an Asian Tiger revelling in its formidable clout, an export-driven economy...

  • Pakistan baits Russia as no big ideas drive Delhi-Moscow ties

    BARAKA |  Surya Gangadharan
    If it happens this will definitely be a first for Pakistan and Russia. The buzz doing the rounds is a visit by President Putin to...

  • Why not Delhi-Mumbai in 5 hours by train?

    Espresso Economics |  Vivian Fernandes
    Indians are big losers because the Indian Railways lack drive, ambition and imagination. How? Delhi and Mumbai (1,380 km) are about as distant as Beijing...

  • The other side of Hu Jintao's visit: racial profiling

    Neenaz's Space |  Neenaz Ichaporia
    National integration, unity in diversity. Forget all the civics lessons and ignore any government propaganda. It's all bunkum anyway, if anything is to be learned...

  • Has India lost the mango and the sack in the Maldives?

    CHAKRAVIEW |  Sumon K Chakrabarti
    Democracy is rough road littered with potholes. Either you avoid them and play safe, or you fill them up for a smoother ride in the...

  • Russia gets bad rap over Syria

    Guest Blog |  Sreeram Chaulia
    As the violent standoff between Syria's security forces and armed opposition groups roils the country, the crisis has opened heated divisions at the United Nations...

  • Rugged Pajero for jawans posted in Sikkim

    BARAKA |  Surya Gangadharan
    The Indian Army brigade facing the Chinese in north Sikkim has an unusual vehicle in its inventory: Mitsubishi Pajeros! The vehicles were specially procured after...

  • Indian doctors, made-in-China

    CHAKRAVIEW |  Sumon K Chakrabarti
    If you have often baulked at the 'Made in China' tag, there's a new product coming your way: Indian doctors. Thousands of made-in-China Indian ...

  • What Bengal Left didn't learn from China

    CHAKRAVIEW |  Sumon K Chakrabarti
    It's actually ironic that I am in China! To understand the enormity of the purpose, you have to be born, bred in West Bengal, my...

  • Of clouds and computing in China

    CHAKRAVIEW |  Sumon K Chakrabarti
    As they say, every cloud has a silver-lining. This cloud in Kungming had one. It was overcast when we landed early morning, to be replaced...

  • Partnering a rival

    Head to Haid-ar |  Suhasini Haidar
    Partners, not rivals. That's how the two men who lead India and China, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Premier Wen Jiabao, described the relationship this...

  • The fallacy of Karmapa's Chinese links

    Guest Blog |  Thinlay Topgay
    The assumption that the Karmapa will create a China-friendly chain of monasteries in the Himalayas by using Himachal Pradesh as a staging point for anti-India...

  • 16th Karmapa gave me my name

    Good Karma |  Karma Paljor
    He gave me my name. The 16th Karmapa has long gone, but he has always been my spiritual guide. I can recall almost all of...

  • Hu's Gates-way?

    ON THE ROCKS: No Watering Down |  Ipsita Shome
    The United States has been intimidated, embarrassed and bruised. All that in one single go. Ask Defence Secretary Robert M. Gates, if you may. Or...

  • The new China: From Yin-Yang to Young-Young

    Head to Haid-ar |  Suhasini Haidar
    This is a new China we are visiting. I am part of a think tank delegation, here to engage with the Communist party and PLA's...