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Refusing the challenge

May 29, 2017 | Author: | Posted in Politics

After raising a needless din over the authenticity of electronic voting machines (EVMs), some political parties have now backed off from participating in a meeting organised by the Election Commission of India to prove their apprehensions. The reasons given are strange. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) wants a ‘no holds barred hackathon’ and the Congress …

Dreamt of a Royal Indian Wedding at a Grant Place of Rajasthan?

May 29, 2017 | Author: | Posted in Events

Your wedding is the one time you get to channel your inner princess & throw a grand feast to celebrate your new life with your very own royal destination wedding in Rajasthan. But to do that, every princess needs a palace. If a royal wedding is your style, then you NEED to find the perfect palace. …

Need coherent plan of action to address Indian Ocean challenges

May 8, 2017 | Author: | Posted in News & Society

INDIAN OCEAN IOR “The success of maritime governance in the Indian Ocean is dependent on how effectively regional States can develop a working consensus around key developmental objectives. The endeavor must be to evolve a coherent plan of action to address the Indian Ocean’s many non-traditional and human security challenges, as well as to develop …

Escalate to deter the Pakistan army

May 8, 2017 | Author: | Posted in News & Society

As the Indian government considers how to respond to Pakistan army’s latest provocations, it should keep in mind that proportional retaliation will prove to be no more than a temporary slave. The key is to convince the Pakistan army that India will not hesitate to escalate, and that the Pakistan army will not win the …

A post-nuclear deal Iran prepares for elections

May 8, 2017 | Author: | Posted in News

AYATOLLAH KHAMENEI HASAN ROUHANI IRAN IRAN DEAL ISLAMIC REVOLUTION Iran has kicked-off its month long election campaign with the announcement of the finalists approved by the supreme leader of the Islamic republic, Ayatollah Khamenei, after a vetting process orchestrated by the Guardian Council which works under his ambit. Current president, Hasan Rouhani, will be joined …

Is Xi Jinping a neo-Maoist?

May 8, 2017 | Author: | Posted in News & Society

By the end of the year, the Chinese will be witnessing the curtains go up on the 19th CPC Congress. In normal circumstances, according to a leadership tradition established by Deng Xiaoping, Xi Jinping and Li Keqiang would be embarking on their final five years in the office of presidency and premiership. Leadership change in China …

What geography and economics could mean for India’s China problem

May 8, 2017 | Author: | Posted in Government

In his book The Revenge of Geography, American scholar Robert Kaplan says the fact that China is blessed by geography is so basic that it is often overlooked in conversations about China’s growing economic and geo-strategic assertiveness. Quoting the British geographer Halford Mackinder, Kaplan writes, “who controls Eurasia, controls the world.” Today, as the world sits up …

India-Turkey relations: Turkish delight turned sour

May 8, 2017 | Author: | Posted in Politics

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s state visit to India last week was expected to open a new page in bilateral relations, which have traditionally alternated between formal and lukewarm, at best. The reason is simple. On issues of mutual concern, both countries have displayed a lack of sensitivity.   Turkey’s position on Kashmir has traditionally reflected its …

Time for the next big gamble for Modi: Tax rich farmers

May 5, 2017 | Author: | Posted in News & Society

Time for the next big gamble for Modi: Tax rich farmers • GAUTAM CHIKERMANE Post the success of demonetisation PM should now move towards taxing rich farmers by stopping the rhetoric of ‘poor farmers’ as a fig leaf. • AGRICULTURAL REFORM With the political success of the demonetisation gamble behind it, Prime Minister Narendra Modi …

How to Host a Gala Wedding for your Guests?

April 11, 2017 | Author: | Posted in Events

Weddings in India are a big affair. Every year millions are spent by families for making the biggest day of a couple really memorable. Wedding industry in India, owing to the trend of hosting ‘The Big Fat Indian Weddings’, is flourishing and growing rapidly. Professional wedding planners such as a wedding planning company in Udaipur …