A Right-wing nationalist BJP-led government in India and a Communist Party of China that relies heavily on nationalism as a crutch for continued legitimacy at home were not expected to have it easy at the first formal summit of their leaders. Jabin T Jacob writes.
Two incidents of molestation have been reported from university campuses in West Bengal in the last one month. In the first case, which happened in Visva Bharati University in Santiniketan, a student was molested by her classmates. The second one happened in Jadavpur University in Kolkata where a woman was sexually assaulted by 10 men. In both cases, the respective administrations took a lot of time to register the complaints.
Uddhav Thackeray’s hard-line stance has left the BJP baffled. First, the Sena chief offered them two seats less than what they contested in 2009, then on Sunday he sacrificed two more seats and asked the BJP to be satisfied with 119 seats.
The churning of icons will go on as long as the NDA is in power. But what kind of new signage emerges is difficult to foresee, but it is not going to be an ovation to the Nehru-Gandhi family, Abhijit Majumder writes.
An escalation of the border dispute may, in reality, reflect Beijing's more deep-seated concern about a restive generation of Tibetans growing up in India that their spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, does not control.
Policymakers are grappling with the implications of Xi’s visit. While some are underwhelmed, others point to the achievements. But all agree that border troubles dampened the mood.
Narendra Modi’s endorsement of Indian Muslims might have come a trifle late. But its significance or expedience cannot be downplayed in the light of internal security imperatives dovetailed to his economic agenda.
As much as the Tibetans are dependent on India — given that the Tibetan exile government is based here, it is also a fact that Tibet remains the missing link in the India-China border dispute.
India’s fumbling responses to the increasing Chinese incursions do not bode well for its Himalayan security, writes Brahma Chellaney.