Trump, Consummate Deal Maker, Seeks the Mother of All Deals in South Asia

The Indian government has divulged very little information – hardly any – regarding the visit by the United States National Security Advisor Herbert Raymond McMaster to New Delhi an April 18. The reticence is extraordinary, since Indian elites are usually exuberant when American dignitaries arrive. And McMaster happens to be the first official from the … Continue reading Trump, Consummate Deal Maker, Seeks the Mother of All Deals in South Asia

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India Strengthens Defence Ties with Bangladesh

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina concluded a four-day trip to India last week—her first visit since 2010—during which she signed a range of defence and other agreements to strengthen relations between the two countries. India, backed by the US, is keen to undermine its regional rival China’s growing influence in Bangladesh. Last June, Indian Prime … Continue reading India Strengthens Defence Ties with Bangladesh

Why is Sri Lanka Granting India Control Over Our National and Energy Security?

India has strained relations with virtually all of its neighbors. India functions as the modern Asian imperialist. All of India’s neighbors will have dossiers of issues related to incursions, interventions, interferences and covert operations to relate about India. Raising concerns about India’s security issues, India deems it can dictate how its neighbors should function and … Continue reading Why is Sri Lanka Granting India Control Over Our National and Energy Security?

China-India: Heightened Tensions Across the Himalayas

Next week’s provocative visit of the Dalai Lama to the Chinese-contested town of Tawang is set to mark a low point in relations between New Delhi and Beijing. China and India, on paper at least, are very close partners. Both Asian Giants are members of BRICS, and the latter in poised to officially enter the SCO later this year. Trade … Continue reading China-India: Heightened Tensions Across the Himalayas

Holy Cow! Butchers Face Life Sentence in India for Slaughtering Sacred Animal

Those slaughtering cows now face a life sentence in the Indian state of Gujarat, after lawmakers voted to pass new measures to protect the sacred animal, up from a previous punishment of seven years. The state law is the toughest in the country Under current Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s term as the state’s chief minister, … Continue reading Holy Cow! Butchers Face Life Sentence in India for Slaughtering Sacred Animal

The girl was burned alive in Hariyadhana, India. © Google maps

Young Indian Woman ‘Burned Alive’ for Protesting Cutting of Trees

A woman in her 20s was burnt alive by a group of villagers in northern India for protesting the cutting of trees on her family’s farm to widen a road, according to local reports. The woman, identified in local media as ‘Lalita’, had objected to the trees being cleared in the village of Hariyadhana, in … Continue reading Young Indian Woman ‘Burned Alive’ for Protesting Cutting of Trees

Forget North Korea: A Nuclear War Betweeen India and Pakistan Should Terrify You

While the United States is preoccupied by the threat of nuclear weapons in the hands of potential adversaries such as Russia, China or North Korea, the danger of nuclear conflict may actually be greatest between two of its allies, Pakistan and India. The two nations have engaged in four wars starting since their partition along … Continue reading Forget North Korea: A Nuclear War Betweeen India and Pakistan Should Terrify You

Monsanto in India: The Sacred and the Profane

From Hinduism and Paganism to Thor, Woden and Monsanto, humans have lost their ancient beliefs, practices and connection with nature. The old practices, so essential for crop fertility, agrarian production and social cohesion and rooted in the practical realities of life, were maintained in farming communities until Christian decrees and the feudal system led to … Continue reading Monsanto in India: The Sacred and the Profane