Farmers' protests over the hurriedly passed Farm Bills in the Lok Sabha's monsoon session have been brewing since September. The union government made half-hearted attempts to engage their leaders, failing initially when farmers' representatives objected to being received by bureaucrats and not the concerned minister. The distrust level worsened after the Akali Dal's ...
The Defence Ministry has revealed that it thwarted a fresh attempt by Chinese troops (PLA) to alter the status quo at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh on the south bank of the Pangong Tso or Lake on the night of August 29.
Restoring normalcy to India-China relations will be an uphill task. China may also have realized that beyond some tactical gain, advantage next lies in de-escalation to avoid permanent fissures. But for the two sides to find a new normal at the LAC, and between them, shall be an arduous trek.
The question lingers - where was Rahul Gandhi for days on end when common man's suffering played out? Politics is the art of capturing public imagination at those inflection points. Interviews with economists and other personalities are hardly sufficient.