(photo credit; http://www.mrwallpaper.com) China has “bested” its way onto the big boys table through three critical initiatives which bore fruit since President Xi took over as China’s numero uno in 2013. The first was the founding of the BRICS New Development Bank (NDB), headquartered at Shanghai. Symbols speak louder than words. The logo of the […]
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(photo credit: northeastnews.in) Bloodletting always makes good copy. No wonder then that the killing, by Naga rebels, of 18 unarmed Army jawans going on leave in Manipur on June 5 and the airborne counter-strike on June 9 by Indian troops on rebel camps in Myanmar, stirred public sentiment. The depth, the speed and the effectiveness […]
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(photo credit:www.webmd.com) It’s final now. The run of good luck PM Modi enjoyed has tapered off. The monsoon is likely to be deficient by 12%. This would be the second year in a row. True, agriculture only accounts for around 15% of the economy and didn’t grow much last year either. But when you target […]
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(photo credit: http://www.archives.financialexpress.com) Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s adoption of the Asiatic Lion as the symbol of “Make in India” has triggered off a debate. The lion — Gujarat’s state animal till now — has become ubiquitous. The brilliant, public brand developer, Amitabh Kant has made the lion near synonymous with Incredible India, as Dalda once […]
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