What is India DAILY ROUND-UP
Tuesday, 25 January 2005, 1300
China talk strategy,
agree to resolve dispute
The nuclear neighbours are talking strategy
for the first time ever. Their foreign secretaries met in Delhi and said
multipolarity would help world peace
shop around for
more money to expand
Glass-and-chrome malls, slick grocery chains and an array of packaged foods are the vanguard of India's retail revolution.
Expect more as the government may allow more foreign direct investment (FDI) in
'organised' retail, as large stores are known. Analysts say the sector could grow 10-fold in five years.
WHAT IS INDIA
Learning from the Pacific Rim tsunami alert model
Tad Murty, internationally-renowned oceanographer and tsunami expert, is keen on setting up a warning system in India. He explains its dimensions to
PRAKASH M SWAMY
Look East Policy
from the political,
economic and military lenses
War, India has an improved interest in South East Asia. It is competing against
a formidable rival, China, on many fronts. ERIC KOO PENG KUAN analyses what
factors make the Look East Policy important to India, the response of South East
Asia towards India’s new economic engagement, and what advantages India can
gain over China in competing for the attention of South East Asia in economic
NRI donates $10 million
to build college in AP
Paila Malla Reddy had to
contend with vested interests before his free college could take shape. For
children of illiterate farm workers, college education is now a dream within
reach, reports PRAKASH M SWAMY
violence in Jammu and Kashmir
What does it mean to be a Hindu in India?
Elections: Verdict 2004
in the private sector
War on the people
protest in New York
from an urban middle class devotee
Pillar of Hinduism
11 turned out like Sept 11
is above the law of our country'
has no regard for law or truth'
stately and tall
If a temple were ever built to make a
statement, this is it. USHA KRIS describes the grandeur of the Rajarajeswaram
in Tamil Nadu
F-16 sale to Pakistan
Two prominent US Congressional leaders are running a campaign to drive home that a sale can squander opportunities
to strengthen strategic US-India ties
How the west followed Bin Laden's script
The world, it was said, had changed for ever after 11 September 2001. The
west would go forth and vanquish evil, all the stronger because it was confident of its own rightness. Instead, Britain and America
are losing their moral legitimacy. Once they can no longer articulate ideals with confidence the ruling order collapses. That was what happened in the Soviet Union: the people who mattered ceased to believe in it, because the disjunction between the ideals of a workers' paradise and the awful reality became unsustainable.
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The man who oils India's wheels
With the Indian government ending its relationship with its lobbying firm in Washington, the field is wide open for a new peddler of influence: enter Robert D Blackwill, a former US ambassador to Delhi with strong contacts in that country, as well as on Capitol Hill and beyond.
By RAMTANU MAITRA
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The Republic and the World
When India should be focusing like a laser beam on its great power potential, strategic timidity dressed up in hardline rhetoric has begun to cloud India’s prospects.
Why does India, despite its potential, continue to think small, asks C. RAJA MOHAN
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Gas from Myanmar
The most important of many reasons for welcoming the Myanmar-Bangladesh-India agreement is the impact on relations between two distant neighbours. India and Bangladesh will survive without Myanmar gas but they will not survive comfortably if, in the absence of trust, coldness drifts towards enmity.
Much more than a pipeline is involved, says SUNANDA K. DATTA-RAY
deny the disabled their due
Competition Act (Tribune)
gains against terror (Pioneer)
gets going (Tribune)
talks: setback in Andhra (Tribune)
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