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  • Opinion: Much Rides On Bibi, Modi And The 'Bromance'
    Maya Mirchandani
    While India and Israel's positions on 'Islamic' terrorism and shared economic interests highlight similarities between the two countries, it is up to India to make sure it continues to stay on the path it has chosen, of keeping the balance it has assiduously achieved and not succumbing to ideological, hyper-nationalist rhetoric driven by right wing...
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  • Blog: How India Beat UK For Major Win At World Court (ICJ)
    Maya Mirchandani
    What is clearly being considered a major triumph for Indian diplomacy has been viewed as major a defeat for Britain, leaving it without a representative at the international court for the first time in 71 years. In some ways, perhaps, the final defeat of the Empire by an erstwhile colony.
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  • Opinion: What Followed After Modi-Trump Hug Was Net Win For India
    Maya Mirchandani
    It's time now to roll up some sleeves and get down to brass tacks to ensure India-US ties stay the course reaffirmed at today's meeting, without the whim of individual leaders coming in the way. The proof of the pudding, as they say, is in the eating.
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  • Opinion: This New Move Will Test India's Equation With Both Pak And China
    Maya Mirchandani
    The inclusion of two sparring neighbours into a grouping led by India's regional nemesis is enough to make any head turn and ask whether individual nations will be able to leave aside bilateral differences for the greater good, or whether, like SAARC, cooperation here too will become hostage to the India-Pakistan dispute.
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  • Opinion: As Sri Lanka Leans Towards China, Modi's Trip Has High Stakes
    Maya Mirchandani
    With Beijing's advances, time is clearly of the essence, and the need to regain ground lost to China is of paramount strategic importance for India.
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  • Blog: Iran Refuses To Sideline China And Pak, Irking India
    Maya Mirchandani
    While Iran drags its feet on awarding a crucial contract for gas exploration in its Farzad B offshore field to ONGC Videsh, India has decided to cut back on oil imports from Iran by 3 million tons (roughly 25 percent) in the current financial year.
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  • Blog: Mehbooba Mufti's Most Unsuitable Partner, The BJP
    Maya Mirchandani
    There have been many turning points in the political history of Kashmir. But the coalition of partners so ideologically antithetical to each other was perhaps a curve ball many in the Valley have not been able to recover from.
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  • Blog: Revisiting The Clash Of Civilizations
    Maya Mirchandani
    Fundamental Western concept is at the heart of American Nationalism. Or is it? Over a decade after he wrote the Clash of Civilizations, Samuel Huntington asked Americans a fundamental question - "Who are We?"
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  • Blog: India May Have Over-Played Pakistan At BRICS Summit
    Maya Mirchandani
    In keeping with the message the Government of India has been pushing even before the Uri attack, the Prime Minister's stream of tough words aimed at isolating Pakistan for its support to terror groups that act against India, made headlines through the two day BRICS and BIMSTEC meetings that took place in Goa on October 15 and 16.
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  • Blog: 9/11: The Impact 15 Years On
    Maya Mirchandani
    9/11 has reshaped the world in countless ways, both overt and insidious, and 15 years on, as the wars drag on without an end in sight keeping these ideological conflicts at bay is as important as winning the global war on terror.
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  • Blog: Blog From Iran: PM Modi Cinches Game-Changer Deal On Chabahar Port
    Maya Mirchandani
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi's trip to Iran is historic -for the first time in over a decade, an Indian premier has travelled to the oil-rich country. A huge deal has been scored - with nearly 500 million dollars as the first big investment, India will develop the Chabahar port, located just 60 miles from Pakistan's Gwadar port, which is being mod...
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  • Blog: What Kejriwal's Getting Wrong About Odd-Even Plan
    Maya Mirchandani
    Delhi's status is beyond that of an emergency. The warning signs have been around for years. And every government, in an attempt to appear to be addressing health and sanitation concerns, has been responsible for precisely the mess we find ourselves in today.
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  • Blog: What Jaffna Makes of PM Narendra Modi's Advice
    Maya Mirchandani
    Mr Modi is the first Indian Prime Minister to visit Colombo in 28 years, the first Indian Prime Minister to ever go to Jaffna.
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  • Blog: First of Its Kind, This Memoir Shines Spotlight on Schizophrenia
    Maya Mirchandani
    Reshma Valliappan is an artist, an advocate for the rights of those who suffer from mental health disorders, and a first time author of the book "Fallen, Standing- My Life as a Schizophrenist" - a memoir of years of struggle that began when she was 14 years old.
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