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India in the Multipolar World

The 21st century is not China’s century. Nor will it remain America’s. The geopolitical and geoeconomic conditions that enabled Britain to become ‘Great’ in the 19th century and claim that century for itself, building a global empire, and that enabled the U.S. to emerge as the dominant world power of the 20th century do not exist for China or anyone else today. The ‘unipolar’ world of the British and American em...

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Power without Morality is Poison

It was in his power to be the saviour of their lives. The statesman could have easily devolved the social security payments to the needy, only if corruption had not embroiled him. The farmer’s suicide would then have had not become a poison for his family !

“But the relationship of morality and power is a very subtle one. Because ultimately power without morality is no longer...

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Neighbours First: India’s foreign policy Doctrine

“A bad neighbour is a misfortune as much as a good one is a great blessing.”                                                                                                                    —Hesiod

Introduction

India is a land of rich cultural heritage. It is a land which gives most importance to ethics,...

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Turmoil in The Middle East

“An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind.” —Mahatma Gandhi

The middle east is a land full of hate and conflict, many factors from both past and present combine to make the middle east the center of unrest that it is today. Some factors are its diverse group of people living in such a small area, the many different rulers and owners of the land. These are just...

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Indo-Japan Relations

Indo-Japan relations have traditionally been very strong. Rather they date back to 6th century A.D. when Buddhism which was born in India was introduced in Japan, and it would be incorrect to write that these Asian countries are in search of new relationship. Furthermore, India’s national leaders drew inspiration not just from Tagore’s poetic tributes and Visvesvaraya’s political lessons, but also equally from J...

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The Menace of Climate Change

“The Earth has enough for everyone’s needs, but not for everyone’s greed.”—Mahatma Gandhi

“Climate Change is happening, humans are causing it and I think this is perhaps the most serious environmental issue facing us.”—Bill Nye

Nature and humankind are two complementary elements on Mother Earth. Their well...

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Hazards of Climate Change

Students wondered what the weird looking green-brown pillars were. ‘Trees’, the museum guide explained. Though an extreme predicament, its possibilities cannot be denied. “On climate change, we often don’t fully appreciate that it is a problem. We think it is a problem waiting to happen.” —Kofi Annan   And thus there arises a need to gain a deeper understanding of climate change and its hazards. Climate ...

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India First

“If there is one place on the face of earth where all the dreams of living men have found a home from the very earliest days when man began the dream of existence, it is India.” —Romain Rolland French Philosopher   His daughter held his hand and asked with teary eyed, “Can’t you wait ? Why do you always have to tear so early ?” He with his military uniform on and a smile replied, “Because it is India Fi...

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Role of Intellectuals in the Turbulent World

The role of intellectuals in society is a complicated subject. Their roles vary with the time in which those intellectuals are born. Their contribution can be defined in different contexts. However, one cannot dispute what a meaningful and crucial impact intellectuals can make, particularly in today’s rapidly changing times.   Who is an Intellectual ?       Intellectuals are in a position to expo...

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