New chapter in India-Russia relations: PM Modi’s Moscow visit and its strategic implications

Russia’s geopolitical influence, even though somewhat diminished,...

Chinese companies subverting PM Modi’s strict import regulations

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Book captures the legend, history and spiritual heritage of Ganga

There is a reference to British hydrographic surveyor Sir William Wilcox, who postulated that the Bhagirathi river across the Himalayas appears to be man-made...

Globalist vs traditionalist: France is set to make a choice

The irruption of new technologies which have deeply transformed our ways of life and the erosion of centenary or millennial norms, values and practices...

Ukraine: Last frontier or endgame?

As tragic as the invasion of Ukraine is, bombing campaigns and invasions of Yugoslavia, Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya were no less sinful, but they...

Book looks at China’s ambitions, compulsions, concerns and interests

Among the many more or less recent works dedicated to the analysis of the relations between India and China, Zorawar Daulet Singh’s latest opus...

When Washington DC and Hollywood mirror each other

The crisis of the American nation long predates Trump because it is an effect of the growing antagonism between old fashioned American ‘Bible and...

Post-Democracy and Juristocracy in the Age of Confusion

A few days ago one saw on television what looked like a ghostly meeting in Vilnius, Lithuania. A masked French president Macron was in...

Donald Trump, J.K. Rowling and the politics of fantastic realism

Befuddled Americans watch all sorts of experts acrimoniously argue on screen about everything and fault malignant foreign powers for all that is wrong while...

Lebanon in the tempest

Lebanon is every now and then a victim of its past and of its geography, like many other states in the region, created as...

How the West lost

The price of this mega-crisis is bound to be paid in massive long-term unemployment and poverty all over the world.   Numerologists like to spot symbolic...

The 2020 perspective: New equilibrium or breaking point?

The global economy looks like a Titanic steaming at full speed towards some looming iceberg. In the aftermath of US President Donald Trump’s visit to...

Crisis of democracy and secularism: Words in search of meaning

The West’s missionary promotion of its own socio-political ideology all over the world rings hollow when it is not able to sustain it successfully...

Crisis of democracy and secularism: Words in search of meaning

The West’s missionary promotion of its own socio-political ideology all over the world rings hollow when it is not able to sustain it successfully...

Crisis of democracy and secularism: Words in search of meaning

The West’s missionary promotion of its own socio-political ideology all over the world rings hollow when it is not able to sustain it successfully...

Has the Trump era reached its breaking point?

By inundating the US economy with cheap money the President hopes to prevent a stock market crash which could put paid to his hopes...

Reminders of Vedic concepts of the state in ‘Greater India’

Rites inherited from Tamil South India are still applied in Thailand, Cambodia.   The recent coronation of King Rama X of Thailand brought back memories from...

US hegemony and the Chinese new Silk Roads

This is the second of a two-part article on the changing face of geopolitics. First part was published on 14 April.   China has long felt...

A great game is on to control the future

This first of a two-part article focuses on the geopolitical contest between US and China. Both countries have already been hurt by mutual sanctions.   In...

Insights about secret scientific research in the US

It shows the existence of a two-tier scientific culture, of which the upper tier would be a domain for clandestine R&D, unknown to democratically...

Yoga established as a series of principles to shape communities

This monumental volume, Universal Brotherhood Through Yoga, was released at Vigyan Bhavan on 21 January 2019 by the Vice President of India, Venkaiah Naidu...

A Paris-Berlin axis: New Franco-German treaty a snub to other EU members

The two countries are actually forming an alliance of their own by setting up a Franco-German Defence and Security Council, independent of the EU...

Book exposes negative stereotypes used to besmirch Hindu tradition

This work is among the latest from the prolific Hindu American author and Vedic teacher David Frawley, also known as Vamadeva Shastri. It recapitulates...

The genesis of future Europe

The current concept of the EU is intended to relativise national sovereignties by subsuming them within a larger continental and allegedly civilisational entity.   A few...

Brazil sees the return of a ghost

The election of Bolsonaro marks the return of mostly white European conservative Brazil after a 13-year-long socialist interlude under the PT (workers’ party) government,...

An accelerating motion picture: Remaking of World

Almost since the end of World War II the global might of the US has rested on the size of its economy, the superiority...

India’s future and Hindutva: Some thoughts on Mohan Bhagwat’s speeches about RSS

Hindutva is a non-sectarian, non-militant, cultural cement, bridging regional and sectarian borders and differences.   The recent three-part presentation on the RSS’ vision for India by...

The new brinkmanship and Thucydides trap

If the US, Britain and France persist in the policy to prevent a settlement of the Syrian civil war, they may directly clash with...

The new brinkmanship and Thucydides trap

If the US, Britain and France persist in the policy to prevent a settlement of the Syrian civil war, they may directly clash with...

The new brinkmanship and Thucydides trap

If the US, Britain and France persist in the policy to prevent a settlement of the Syrian civil war, they may directly clash with...

Is the increasing multipolarity dragging the world into chaos?

Disrupting environmental-climatic factors are triggering multiple economic, social and existential emergencies to which insufficient responses are being given.   The world is going through a new...

Is the increasing multipolarity dragging the world into chaos?

Disrupting environmental-climatic factors are triggering multiple economic, social and existential emergencies to which insufficient responses are being given.   The world is going through a new...

Is the increasing multipolarity dragging the world into chaos?

Disrupting environmental-climatic factors are triggering multiple economic, social and existential emergencies to which insufficient responses are being given.   The world is going through a new...

Power struggle in US percolates into geopolitics

There are many inconsistencies and contradictions in President Trump’s policymaking, but he may be making the last stand before the US power system crumbles.   The...

Mexico in transition and a tale of capitalism in Central America

Many of the ills plaguing Mexico are directly related to NAFTA, which killed the traditional agricultural sector.   The landslide election of the veteran Mexican politician...

The West faces old ghosts and new perils

The West today finds itself in a situation which is a product of its own socio-economic beliefs, resulting in a declining population and finding...

It’s springtime in Saint Petersburg: Macron, Putin are rethinking their national priorities

Macron, bitter after his unsuccessful visit to Washington, decided it was time to get down to business with Russia, which holds the keys to...

Trump-Bibi ‘win-win’ alliance may bring the one-state solution to its political dissolution

One has to give credit to the Israeli cunning and doggedness which have enabled it to maintain a vice-like grip on the US government,...

Truth falls casualty to free world’s war

Various semi-official sources expressed the conviction that both the alleged gas attack in Ghouta, Syria and the intensely publicised ‘Skripal poisoning’ in Britain were...

Truth falls casualty to free world’s war

Various semi-official sources expressed the conviction that both the alleged gas attack in Ghouta, Syria and the intensely publicised ‘Skripal poisoning’ in Britain were...

Truth falls casualty to free world’s war

Various semi-official sources expressed the conviction that both the alleged gas attack in Ghouta, Syria and the intensely publicised ‘Skripal poisoning’ in Britain were...

Is the next World War coming closer?

Things have heated up, from Syria to the UK, in the last weeks, even as there is a lull in the Korean peninsula. In...

Is the next World War coming closer?

Things have heated up, from Syria to the UK, in the last weeks, even as there is a lull in the Korean peninsula. In...

Is the next World War coming closer?

Things have heated up, from Syria to the UK, in the last weeks, even as there is a lull in the Korean peninsula. In...

Rapprochement between two Koreas isolates US

In the Korean peninsula, the situation is no less confusing. The official support for US-backed sanctions from China and Russia only partly hides their...

Rapprochement between two Koreas isolates US

In the Korean peninsula, the situation is no less confusing. The official support for US-backed sanctions from China and Russia only partly hides their...

Rapprochement between two Koreas isolates US

In the Korean peninsula, the situation is no less confusing. The official support for US-backed sanctions from China and Russia only partly hides their...

Trump and the Karma of the United States

In an article for this newspaper published on 3 December 2016, I had noted that it was well nigh impossible to predict what exactly...

Trump and the Karma of the United States

In an article for this newspaper published on 3 December 2016, I had noted that it was well nigh impossible to predict what exactly...

Trump and the Karma of the United States

In an article for this newspaper published on 3 December 2016, I had noted that it was well nigh impossible to predict what exactly...

Lights, shadows and secrets of the United States

In my new book, A Shining City on a Hill: Novus Ordo Seclorum (Har-Anand, 2018), I retrace a process of investigation of certain aspects...

Book Review: A book that goes on a quest of Indraprastha’s legacy

Indraprastha RevisitedEdited by Neera Misra and Rajesh LallPublished by B.R. Publishing CorporationSince the days of the Mahabharata, Indraprastha, the seat of the Pandavas has...

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