Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Squeezed by an India-China Standoff, Bhutan Holds Its Breath - The New York Times

Squeezed by an India-China Standoff, Bhutan Holds Its Breath - The New York Times: "India says it is acting on Bhutan’s behalf in the standoff. But its intervention has not resulted in much gratitude here. On the contrary, many in Bhutan feel that India’s protective embrace has become suffocating."

Biased against India, TheNewYorkTimes



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Saturday, August 5, 2017

Defenders of Varna – Christophe Jaffrelot

Defenders of varna – The Indian Express:



Christophe Jaffrelot being a French political scientist doesn't understand Indian society. Caste has played an eu-functional role in the society, its politicisation a dysfunctional role. Indian individualism is different from the Western one. In Indian philosophy individualism has been much glorified: sacrifice yourself for the family, sacrifice the family for the Kula, the Kula for the village, the village for the Rashtra and everything for Atma.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Why is great philosopher Kautilya not part of Pakistan’s historical consciousness? - Blogs - DAWN.COM

Why is great philosopher Kautilya not part of Pakistan’s historical consciousness? - Saif Tahir - Blogs - DAWN.COM:



Nothing can describe this irony better than The Indus Saga , in which Aitzaz Ahsan writes in the preface: “… a nation in denial of its national identity is unfortunate. But when it chooses to adopt an extra-territorial identity, it becomes a prisoner of propaganda and myths... This is the Pakistan of today, not the Pakistan of its founders. Identity is at the heart of its problem”.
If Pakistan is to come out of its tortuous identity crisis, it needs to accept its non-Muslim history as its own. Recognising someone as important as Chanakya will have to be part of the long process.
जो गुड़ से मरे उसे जहर क्यों दें ? - चाणक्य की सोच