Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appeared to have a less than edifying visit to New Delhi to attend the high-profile G20 summit with his government’s indulgent handling of the often unvarnished and aggressive pro-Khalistan groups.
The studied absence of China’s President Xi Jinping had next to no impact on the quality of G20’s success. If anything, it seemed to make India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s navigation of its complex undercurrents much easier.
By Mayank Chhaya- At the very least the India – Middle East – Europe Economic Corridor (IMEC) as announced during the G20 summit in New Delhi today is an ambitious alternative vision to China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) if not a clear strategic counter to it. Led by the United States, the IMEC includes, […]
Apart from religious philosophies in ancient India, like Vedanta, there also came into existence a materialist philosophy called Lokayata, the philosophy which denied the existence of god, soul, angels, spirits, an afterlife, and other supernatural or metaphysical things, and did not accept the authority of the Vedas.
What’s really pushing the State of California to add the racially loaded term ‘caste’— a term that would apply to less than 2% of its population on the basis of their ethnicity and religion — to its nondiscrimination law?
Monkeys are in abundance in the streets of New Delhi this time of the year, not today – they have been scared away by paintings of larger apes on sides of buildings. The capital city has taken on a colorful, if carefully choreographed, look. Murals celebrating Indian heritage, cultures and diversity, wild-life and topographical richness are at every corner, floral decorations and fountains adorn many roundabouts, streets are decked with streams of lights as if it is the festive season. In a way, it is, and the capital city is all dressed up and raring to go.
As “India, that is Bharat” plunges into a frenzied if largely risible political jockeying over the country’s nomenclature, reading the debates of the Constituent Assembly dating back to December 9, 1946, reveals a sober and civilized parliamentary back and forth about the very subject.
Justice Markandey Katju writes: One would have thought that the job of an army chief is to protect his country’s borders, and render assistance to the civilian authorities in cases of internal disturbances when asked by the latter. But it seems that the Pakistan army chief, Gen Munir, has other ideas, and believes he can fix Pakistan’s tumbling economy.
Justice Markandey Katju writes: In my opinion, there would have been nothing wrong if Udhayanidhi had spoken only against the caste system (to which I too am opposed) without referring to Sanatan Dharma. If he had apologized and said that he was only against the caste system the controversy would have come to an end. But perhaps that is too much to expect from a Crown Prince.
Justice Markandey Katju writes: The Chief Justice of India, Justice Chandrachud, is very fond of cats. From a reliable source, I learnt that one of his cats fell ill recently, and the CJI sent it to the Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi for treatment by the veterinary doctor posted there. The doctor performed an operation, and the cat has now recovered.