N S Venkataraman

N S Venkataraman

About N S Venkataraman

The author is a Trustee, NGO Nandini Voice for the Deprived

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Nepal is making a historical mistake; runs the risk of going the Tibet way

There are millions of people in India who have good feelings about Nepal and have ardent desire to visit this country for several reasons including historical ones

India should not hesitate to start a trade war with China

Certainly, a trade war with India would not destabilise the Chinese economy in a big way, but it would cause concern to China, writes N.S.Venkataraman for South Asia Monitor

Working from home: Will it stand the test of time?

When the world was attacked by COVID-19 and with no proven drug/vaccine available for treating the virus-infected people, social distancing between individuals was advocated as an immediate solution to solve the problem

Let’s add COVID-19 in list of diseases, and move on

From historical times, human beings have been surviving, in spite of several types of diseases confronting them. In such situations, medical science has developed and come out with new inventions, drugs, and cure with a view to safeguarding human beings from diseases due to the compelling need for the survival of humanity

India needs to be realistic, should lift lockdown

Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared lockdown all over India around 40 days back, which caught the countrymen by surprise and led to a feeling of uncertainty

COVID-19 will leave a temporary scar; world economy will bounce back

In living memory, the worst disaster and miseries took place during the World War II. A large number of manufacturing units, airports, and seaports were destroyed and buildings demolished. Japan suffered the worst when the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, causing the death of millions of innocent people

India’s revised FDI policy in right direction; no appeasement for China

Chinese President Xi Jinping must have been surprised when he heard the news that Government of India has issued orders that any Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) from countries bordering India, including China, would be closely scrutinized and specific permission is required for such investment to take place

India must relax lockdown in phases; economic activity must resume gradually

The consequence of continuing the lockdown, even under present conditions, could be grave, as the self-employed people like vendors, plumbers, auto drivers, small automobile workshops etc.  as well as  poor senior citizens, visually impaired/differently-abled people, who are millions in number all over the country, would be badly hit,

Islam at crossroads: Moderates need to assert themselves

Islam and Christianity are two religions that are well entrenched in all countries in the world. However, other religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism have only a marginal presence in most countries

COVID-19: China should not be allowed to lift lockdown in hotspots

It is now recognized all over the world that COVID-19 originated from the Wuhan region in China and China did not forewarn the world at the right time about what is now known as the China virus disaster

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