The growing popularity of yoga across the world—highlighted by the International Yoga Day on June 21—is a triumph for those seeking to promote holistic knowledge systems and therapies for human well-being, and the recognition by the UN could strengthen public spending in support of such therapies across the world
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Many eastern European states who are part of the EU and were admitted only after being deemed compliant with the Copenhagen criteria have seen political parties in these countries become increasingly illiberal
Kabul Diary is a compilation of experiences and observations by Gateway House’s Rajeshwari Krishnamurthy, who is visiting Afghanistan. In her second entry, she writes about the omnipresence of the ‘India’ factor and the goodwill that New Delhi has in Kabul.
Many parts of Asia lack adequate infrastructure and skilled human resources, but have potential for rapid growth. Sanjeev Sinha blogs about how Japan and India can collaborate to develop a model – where Tokyo pools in technology and capital, and India manages human resources – to generate growth in Asia.
A Chinese professor who brought Hindi studies to China’s top university in Beijing and across the mainland, writes on the power of language to build bridges across borders
In recent years, there has been a growing interest in Gandhian philosophy and values among Chinese citizens. Can the Mahatma’s philosophy of non-violence, social harmony, and environmental protection be applied to address issues facing present-day China?
Doordarshan, India’s national TV broadcaster, has been long known for its low production quality, and the lack of a global reach. With India’s steady rise as an economic power, there is increasing curiosity about India in the world. How can Doordarshan promote India’s interests in the global market?
Different countries diagnose the South China Sea problem in different ways. Some think the situation is dangerous and needs fixing. Others, notably China, are quite comfortable with the status-quo. Given the difference in the outlook towards this issue, how can the tension in the region be reduced significantly?
Sreeram Chaulia, in his review of Pax Indica, writes that this book deftly weaves cosmopolitanism with Indian patriotism, and makes an attempt to take foreign policy thinking to the masses.
Shashi Tharoor's book has a wide scope and may possess a potential to enhance an ordinary reader's understanding of India's foreign policy, but does it have adequate analyses of the all the topics it covers?