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Go to Phoren near India: And you don’t need passport!

The concept of land border towns as dusty, desolate outposts has long been glorified in literature and movies. Sea-facing ports, on the other hand, have...

China is fortifying, making most of India mired in Covid-19 surge

In 2015, China announced that a new village, called Gyalaphug in Tibetan or Jieluobu in Chinese, had been constructed in the southern part of...

It stopped brewing for Bengal tea-workers long ago despite shrub of promises

There is a kind of a hush in north Bengal where tea plantation workers, including those in the world’s finest gardens, voted in the...

Thank You India: ‘I trust Bible but didn’t imagine my prayers would be answered so soon’

“Goosebumps”, is how entrepreneur Anand Mahindra, chairman of Mahindra Group, described in reaction to Dominican prime minister Roosevelt Skerrit’s gratitude at India’s help in...

Bhutan is losing its ancient forests: Blame it on Assam’s timber mafia

The ancient forests in Bhutan are disappearing fast, with the timber mafia in cahoots with corrupt foresters cutting down innumerable trees. The phenomenon of rampant...

India in ‘vaccination diplomacy’ with neighbours: Pak missing

India has a fully-mapped “vaccination diplomacy” in place for its neighbours but as one would expect, Pakistan will not be a recipient of this...

CDS Rawat asks Nepal to learn from Lanka and be wary of China’s designs

Chief of Defense Staff Bipin Rawat has said that Nepal shouldn’t become another Sri Lanka in falling to the baits of China. Rawat, speaking at...

While we worry on Ladakh, China has poised itself on a village which could cut off India’s northeast

We have a WhatsApp group of old colleagues from The Pioneer where I began my career in journalism 40 years ago. We usually stick to...

What does China really gain by fighting its neighbours? A lot it seems

No country has more land or maritime borders than China has. It has 14 neighbours around its’ 22,000 km land borders. In South China...

Remember 5 who went missing in Ladakh? There is more to it than meets the eye

All of us remember five men from Arunachal Pradesh who went missing last month and were handed over by China after 10 days of...

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