The Statesman (India)

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - I had written a column for this newspaper at the end of August, wherein I had stated that the Congress chose to raise the Rafale deal to try and offset the BJP from raising the Bofors and AgustaWestland cases, which had dominated almost every previous election and hurt its vote banks.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - The guiding principle of NAFTA that “good trade makes for good neighbours” is extremely apt as the motto for the BRI as well because common prosperity is a far more effective tool in terms of bonding.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - There is much that is fogbound, yet there is reason to describe last Wednesday’s arrest of Meng Wanzhou, the powerful executive of China’s telecom behemoth, Huawei, as a thunderbolt for the markets.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - It is a sad sign of the times that the polarisation of society on political and religious lines is now impacting the military too, or at least the Army.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - Amidst our current grave concerns about the number of jobs created in the Indian economy, good news comes from the tourism sector, which generated an estimated 13.9 million additional jobs in the economy between 2014-15 and 2017-18.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), or what was previously called the ‘One Belt One Road’ concept, is the idea of the Chinese President, Xi Jinping.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - Given that India has for the first time let it be official that it is trying to host an Olympic Games, targeting 2032, it is not out of place to remind ourselves that we won but two medals in Rio two years ago.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - Cyclone Gaja, that hit coastal Tamil Nadu on 16 November, caused more damage than the Tsunami of December 2004, and yet the response of the Union government has been one of benign neglect.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - After nearly ten years of work in a Silicon Valley giant, my friend LR – he preferred to go by those initials – founded his own technology start-up in 2000.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - Now that the much-awaited elections to five state assemblies are over political parties are already looking ahead and have begun their preparations for the big Lok Sabha elections in 2019.