under China

China’s capital city is surrounded by hotspots of innovation that are powering the economy ahead


25 Nov 2015 | BY Sumitra Dawra

Since 1989, the Nepalese government has not recognised Tibetans as refugees

I never expected this building to be so dangerous, said Tenzin Paljor. Standing in the crumbled remains of the former weaving hall, the secretary of the Jawalakhel Handicraft Centre is dejected. The centre, which has played a pivotal role in the lives of the Tibetan refugees living next to it, is now unusable.


5 Nov 2015 | BY Namita Rao and Ritu Panchal

Modi should not waste his time on the UN


1 Oct 2015 | BY Harsh V Pant

A majestic narrative on the Silk Roads retells global history where West and Central Asia form the axis of power play. The historian as a captivating storyteller is less convincing when he turns prophetic. The roads may not rise again


30 Sep 2015 | BY Srinath Raghavan

Dwarfed by doubts and hobbled by a lack of political will, India has for so long failed to play out its inherent strength. Can Prime Minister Narendra Modi unlock the great-power potential of the country? A new book by one of India’s foremost strategic thinkers anatomises the power paradigms of a nation in transition


16 Sep 2015 | BY Bharat Karnad

Given how globalised India has got since the rupee was freed to float, turbulence was only to be expected. But it may not be such a bad idea to nudge the currency along a bit


11 Sep 2015 | BY Aresh Shirali

Having tom-tommed share ownership by the proletariat, China must have figured it had to keep prices up. Even after this crash, Chinese stocks are overpriced


27 Aug 2015 | BY Aresh Shirali

China and India are the two most populous countries in the world


30 Jul 2015

The old debate has taken a new twist with the publication of a new book which argues that Chinese authoritarianism is superior to Indian democracy


9 Jul 2015 | BY Shashi Tharoor

A big picture book on India’s race to the top has little to back up its claims


4 Jun 2015 | BY Srinath Raghavan
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