|  Beijing Diary  |  3-minute read
Beijing, Ink, Live Streaming, China

How live-streaming craze has gripped China

In a country where media is tightly controlled, live-streaming gives you a raw look into ordinary lives.


 |  5-minute read
OBOR, Diplomacy, China, Abdulla yameen

Why Maldives crisis has landed India in a soup

President Abdulla Yameen’s actions disregard India’s interests and concerns, including security ones.


 |  The Bigger Picture  |  4-minute read
ASEAN, Xi Jinping, Narendra Modi, ASEAN

How an India-Japan alliance can help counter Chinese dominance

Japan is now being pushed to a leadership role in Asia following the election of Donald Trump as US President


 |  Musings from afar  |  5-minute read
China, Diplomacy, Abdul Gayoom, Abdulla yameen

Why India must wake up to Madives mess

Crisis escalated after the government declared Emergency and ordered arrest of two top judges and former President.


 |  5-minute read
US, China, Terrorism, Warfare

Why drones are the future of warfare

There is no doubt that drones could leave the infantry jobless in a few decades from now. Does India realise this?


 |  4-minute read
Modernisation, China, Tejas, Armed Forces

Budget 2018: India's armed forces need to worry about tech asymmetry

India's low budget for the armed forces should not be allowed to handicap our first-rate war fighters.


 |  Beijing Diary  |  2-minute read
Border dispute, South china sea, Doklam, Diplomacy

Why India is getting on China's nerves these days

The Quad’s second coming, however, has so far appeared more robust — or robust enough to concern Beijing.


 |  The Bigger Picture  |  4-minute read
Foreign relations, Xi Jinping, China, Davos

Modi is rewriting India's ties with ASEAN

Given our history with such outfits, relations won't be easy.


 |  5-minute read
China, Bollywood films, Aamir Khan, Secret Superstar

How Secret Superstar proves China is in love with Aamir Khan

The Bollywood star found Chinese media's grace as he was termed the 'conscience of India' after Satyamev Jayate.


 |  2-minute read
GDP, Per capita income, China, Income Disparity

Why Rahul Gandhi is wrong in taking a dig at Modi over 1% rich owning 73% of India’s wealth

The glaring inequalities have existed for centuries and a government which has just come to power can't wish it away overnight.