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VARIETY

 |  3-minute read
South Asia, India, Terrorism, Pakistan

Pakistan is the 10th angriest country in the world: Why this is so worrying for India

Pakistan, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal — none of India’s neighbours, it seems, is steady.

POLITICS

 |  The Bigger Picture  |  4-minute read
China, Japan, Xi Jinping, South Asia

What this China-Japan 'friendship' means to India and the South China Sea conflict

Japan knows India is the best possible regional counter-weight to a rising China. At the same time, it has to work with China to counter global uncertainties.

POLITICS

 |  The Bigger Picture  |  4-minute read
Belt and Road Initiative, South Asia, Doklam crisis, Indo-China ties

Why India should engage in development work with China in neighbouring regions

The idea of hotline, now stuck up on protocol issues, will play a role in reducing tensions between India and China.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
South Asia, Chinese aggression, India-China Relations, Maldives crisis

PM Modi must not mishandle Maldives

New Delhi must ensure its influence in Male is not taken away by Beijing.

ART & CULTURE

 |  14-minute read
South Asia, Gulf, Mughal Empire, Islam

Who are the Indian Muslims (and what is their 'brand' of Islam)?

[Book extract] The Islamic Connection, edited by Christophe Jaffrrelot and Laurence Louer, explores the eclectic Indo-Persianate world.

POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
Taliban, Afghanistan, China, South Asia

Why Donald Trump's South Asia policy will only drag on

US' current policy is only old wine in a new bottle.

POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
South Asia, China, India, Foreign policy

India's absence from OBOR forum is testimony of Modi's failed foreign policy

A sensible thing could have been to work with Beijing to get an acceptable deal for it in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
TTP, Terrorism, South Asia, Pakistan

Why Pakistan fails to eliminate terrorism in its backyard

The government must find the political will to eradicate the scourge within its borders.

ART & CULTURE

 |  5-minute read
Pakistan, South Asia, India Art Fair 2017

How India Art Fair 2017 is turning a critical eye at South Asia

A non-issue such as artworks held up with the customs department at the airport becomes crucial.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Islam, South Asia, Pakistan

That Pakistan's foreign policy is pan-Islamic is a convenient myth

Both nations - Russia and China - Islamabad has entangled itself with are anything but 'pro-Muslims'.