Prime Minister Modi would do well to heed these words and join the Belt and Road Initiative. Joining BRI does not mean declaring that India has no more differences with China. But it does mean India and China have embarked on a road that will reduce their differences and promise a better future for both.
Modi seems to be following Vajpayee's footsteps. On normalising the internal situation in Jammu & Kashmir, he has reiterated the first BJP prime minister's wise policy of promoting "Insaaniyat (humanism), Kashmiriyat (syncretic Hindu-Muslim ethos of Kashmir) and Jamhooriyat (democracy)"
What triumphs in history - hope or despair? Despair seems to be the obvious answer, given the cycle of hostilities and violent conflicts that has repeated itself from time to time in different parts of the world.
The latest target of the hate-Pakistan brigade is Naseeruddin Shah, one of the finest and most cerebral actors of Indian cinema. He has been attacked for speaking the blunt truth, says Sudheendra Kulkarni