New lingua franca of power

Till now, only English was the lingua franca- for official correspondence and for diplomatic talks. But with the coming of Modi and his men, Hindi seems to have become the new English.

Westward Ho!

India can do without China envy, but it needs to make use of democracy with more vigour. And that is what India expects from Prime Minister Modi

Happiness as a National Goal

Bhutan may have voted out a government that put the pursuit of ‘gross national happiness’ on top of its agenda, but the concept still has special relevance in this country

How to Tame Your Dragon

Bhutan is a nation concerned about the effects of the sudden changes it’s encountering. No wonder its delegates at the country’s first lit fest have their energies focused on preserving its oral traditions.

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