When the political establishment deserts you

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/features/the-fury-and-failure-of-donald-trump-w444943 This is a brilliant article in Rolling Stone magazine about the anger of the Republican party's base at the realisation that their leaders have essentially sold them down the river through the decades. It's also a great reminder of how populations react to the obnoxious and snobbish behaviour of elites, and how they respond … Continue reading When the political establishment deserts you

Bhopal Gas Paper Leaks: Minutes of GoM meeting leaked

The minutes of the meeting of the government GoM constituted to look into the Bhopal Gas Claims and the recent Court judgement were put up on the website of The Hindu.  I had saved a copy of the minutes: Full_Text__Minutes__133855a.  Though there is nothing very sensational in the minutes, what it does reveal is that the … Continue reading Bhopal Gas Paper Leaks: Minutes of GoM meeting leaked

India v. China III: Current Flashpoints

In this post, I very briefly summarise the current flashpoints between India and China.  I am also mentioning 10 points about the strategic interests of both countries in the Indian Ocean, as we tend to overlook that in most discussions on border disputes. Jammu and Kashmir - Since India was invaded by China in 1962, … Continue reading India v. China III: Current Flashpoints

India v. China II: Tibet

For this entry, I decided to look into the question of Tibet, and came across references to a meeting very few have heard of.  It was probably the last meeting at an international forum that Tibet represented itself as an independent country. The meeting I refer to is called the Asian Relations Conference of 1947. … Continue reading India v. China II: Tibet

India v. China I: Early on

Beginning today, I am planning to write a series of posts on relations between India and China.  I mainly intend to summarise facts and opinions which are being talked about, rather than formulate my own opinions.  My sources are mostly going to be newspaper articles and so on, and also government information, whenever possible.  In … Continue reading India v. China I: Early on

Google vs. China: Exit, or Pushed out?

A recent article in Foreign Policy has a different take on Google's move to Exit China (previous blog entry here).  It claims that: 1. The day Google announced it might pull out of China, "Baidu, Google's dominant rival in China, saw its Nasdaq stock shoot up $64.01, or 16.6 percent. China's third- and fourth-place search … Continue reading Google vs. China: Exit, or Pushed out?

Bullying the Indian Elephant

A recent article in Foreign Policy titled 'The Elephant in the Room' talks about how India gives 'Global Governance the biggest headache'.   It tries to make some rather provocative assertions: 1. India has stubbornly refused to sign the NPT and started an arms race in Asia by testing nuclear weapons in 1998. 2. India … Continue reading Bullying the Indian Elephant