Claude Arpi
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English   |   Bangla

He is a French-born author, journalist, historian and Tibetologist.

LIFE

 |   6-minute read

Tibetan Uprising: Where is the Buddha?

"With the end of the debate on Tibet in the United Nations, Tibetans lost all hopes of their survival, stare at the sky with the blank eyes and ask: where is God, where is the Buddha?”

POLITICS

 |   5-minute read

Why China is far from being a 'normal' state

Under the prevailing circumstances, it is difficult for India to maintain healthy relations with China. The establishment in Beijing should realise this.

POLITICS

 |   4-minute read

Why India should not take China's 'war cry' lightly

Can our government be bold enough to bring in private players on a big scale to guard the border before the elections?

POLITICS

 |   5-minute read

In 2019, why India must remain cautious of Chinese intentions

New Delhi can play the duet but has to be ready for the duel.

POLITICS

 |   5-minute read

Why an 'R' word can never come between India and France

The connections run deeper — be it the unruliness of the people of both the countries, or the French minister meeting our Bollywood stars.

POLITICS

 |   5-minute read

Why Ladakh needs special status

The tragedy is that for decades the leaders of the Valley and now of Jammu, have had a step-brotherly attitude towards Ladakh.

POLITICS

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How rest of the world is sponsoring China's defence researches

Since 2007, the PLA has sent more than 2,500 military scientists and engineers to study abroad and has developed relationships with researchers and institutions across the globe.

POLITICS

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How old CIA reports reveal that China has been repressing Muslims since the 1950s

State-run media Xinhua, however, promotes Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region — home to many ethnic minority groups — as a ‘paradise on earth’.

POLITICS

 |   4-minute read

Landslide in Tibet: Both India and China have reasons to worry about

Construction of the proposed railway between Sichuan and Tibet could lead to similar disasters. Arunachal Pradesh and Assam would have to bear the brunt.

POLITICS

 |   5-minute read

Why China cannot be considered a dependable global power

Beijing is so obsessed with becoming the power center of the world that it does not even hesitate to use unfair means to reach its objectives