Commentaries & Articles
Nepal Army and SPP – Multiple Nuances
Nepal Army has emerged as a capable provider for UN Peace Keeping missions. The country’s Peacekeeping contingents as well as leaders have demonstrated professional competence standing tall amongst contemporaries from other nations in multinational missions. The transition to a Republic government from a monarchy had scarred the Army particularly, as the former revolutionaries the Communist Party Maoist were elected to office in the first post Republic elections. Some bitterness and rancor prevailed.
Mohinī on a Swing: Between the Singularity and Plurality of Desire(s)
“We bow to the god whose sign is a sea serpent, To Kāma , who makes the gods Śiva, Brahmā and Viṣṇu slaves in dark chambers of doe-eyed women; To Kāma, whose marvelous artifice eludes all words” ~ Śṛṅgāra-Śatakam of Bhartṛhari, transl. Miller 1967, 85
New Focus on Hindu Studies
The academic study of Hinduism is the subject of numerous ongoing debates and initiatives increasingly taking place on a global scale. Hence, many crucial questions may arise when we think of conceiving the academic discipline called Hindu Studies. To discuss them, the Historical and Civilisational Studies center at VIF decided to produce a podcast titled ‘New Focus on Hindu Studies’. Join us on this podcast with Mr. Kalyan Viswanathan, President, Hindu University of America, Florida, and Rohith Krishna, VIF.
Sino-Kazakh Trans Boundary Water Dispute: An assessment
There are 24 trans-boundary rivers between China and Kazakhstan, and all of their mainstreams flow to form a clear upstream-downstream relationship. In this water-scarcity zone, the trans-boundary flow of water is limited.
रूस-यूक्रेन संघर्षः भारत के रुख पर अमेरिकी आलोचना का जवाब
अगर पश्चिमी देशों की सरकारें भारत के साथ “लोकतांत्रिक” दायरे में अपने दीर्घकालिक हितों का संतुलन बिठाने पर राजी हैं, और इसके साथ, अपने अल्पकालिक हित के तहत भारत को यूक्रेन में रूसी हमले की निंदा करने वाले “लोकतांत्रिक” देशों की जमात में ला रही हैं, तो अमेरिका के “भारत-विशेषज्ञ” को इस मुद्दे पर भारत की “तटस्थ” स्थिति के विरुद्ध जनमत तैयार करने के लिए उत्साहित किया गया है, और वे इस मुद्दे को उठाते रहे हैं।
BRICS – Taking the Long View
The 14th BRICS Summit hosted by China on 23th-24th June 2022 was attended virtually by the leaders of the five BRICS countries including Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. There were a series of preparatory meetings prior to the summit, covering a broad and diverse agenda of cooperation that has been built up over the last 16 years.
The Padma Setu– Bangladesh’s Pride
‘Today the Padma is awash with the glow of red, blue, green and golden colours. The 41 spans (of the Padma bridge) are mirroring the courage of Bangladesh. I know Bangladeshi are proud. I am also delighted proud and elated.
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