By P.K.Balachandran Colombo, April 20: The Maldivian parliamentary elections due to be held on April 21 differ from those held in the recent past in a striking way: there is no party or leader that the voters can bet on.  Parties...
By P.K.Balachandran Colombo, April 19: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which is considered the winning house in the elections to the Indian parliament beginning on Friday, is facing tough cultural, ideological and historical challenges in Tamil Nadu, which is to elect...
By P.K.Balachandran Colombo, April 18: If there was anyone in Sri Lanka who encapsulated the fullness of the spirit of Mahatma Gandhi, it was Dr.A.T.Ariyarane, founder of the Sarvodaya Movement, who died at the age of 92 on Tuesday. It was...
By P.K.Balachandran Colombo, April17 On April 12, the Indian Ministry of External Affairs issued a notification asking Indians not to travel to Israel and Iran in view of the deteriorating security situation there. It also advised Indians who are already...
By P.K.Balachandran Colombo, April 11: India and China have been antagonistic since the late 1950s. The Chinese invasion of India in 1962, the border clashes of 2020, retaliatory sanctions against Chinese mobile products, restrictions on the learning of the Chinese...
By P.K.Balachandran Colombo, April 9: In the last five years of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s regime, incongruities have crept into India’s international relations.   On the credit side, there has been an enhancement of India’s international profile having become the third...
By N Sathiya Moorthy  Rulers in New Delhi and their political aides in sensitive states like Tamil Nadu have to be doubly careful not to provoke a situation whose consequences may be much more than visible now to the naked eye,...
The 2024 US Threat Assessment Report brought out by the US intelligence community, is in the context of what is described as “accelerating strategic competition among major powers, more intense and unpredictable transnational challenges and multiple regional conflicts with...
By P.K.Balachandran Colombo, March 30:  By a strange coincidence, the Indian and Pakistani judiciaries have come strain at the same time and for the same reason – pressure from the powers-that-be. In India, the Supreme Court Chief Justice is under pressure from pro-government lawyers backed by...
By P.K.Balachandran Colombo, March 29: The UN has decided to give the chair of the “Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)” to Saudi Arabia on March 27. This has been roundly condemned by human rights groups and the media citing...
By P.K.Balachandran Colombo, March 27: Of late, both President Joe Biden and his Republican challenger Donald Trump appear to be toeing a softer line on Gaza. The change is attributed to public opinion in the US which is increasingly supporting...
By N Sathiya Moorthy 26 March 2024 Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge may have over-shot the target when he said the electoral scheme proposed by the Ramnath Kovind Committee, headed by former President Ram Nath Kovind meant 'one-nation-no-election' instead. Patently deriving from...

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