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Challenges for Indian trade in rising de-globalization

It is also imperative for India to explore other regions for markets. Its trade deficit with Latin America has been narrowing. Also, its trade with Mexico, Colombia and Guatemala has increased, compared with some Asian markets, eastern and western European countries, writes Sandeep Kaur Bhatia for South Asia Monitor

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Just a coronation

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Fouad Ajami (1945-2014): Highly respected scholar and non-sectarian Arab voice

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Upholding the Five Principles

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence. Six decades ago, during Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai’s visits to India and Myanmar, Mr. Enlai along with Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and Myanmar Prime Minister U Nu issued joint statements and initiated the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence

A time for Arab, Asian statesmanship

The dramatic success of ISIS in Iraq shows that statesmanship is called for in the region or else West Asia could be consumed by jihadi and sectarian violence. This is also an opportunity for Asian countries that have high stakes in regional stability to promote dialogue and confidence-building measures in the Gulf

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In northeast India, water-management practices to deal with climate change

In a small village on the north bank of the Brahmaputra in Assam in northeast India, farmer Horen Nath stood gazing at his partially submerged paddy field. The floods had kept their annual date but mercifully, the farmer said, the waters have started receding. "The weather has become very strange of late. We always had ample rain,


IMF cuts India's growth projection, but it still retains world's top spot

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) cut India's growth projections for this fiscal year to 7.3 per cent and for the next to 7.5 per cent on Monday, although the country will still retain i...