CLAUDE ARPI Philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau said once: Nothing is so gentle as man in his primitive state, when placed by nature at an equal distance from the stupidity of brutes and the fatal enlightenment of civil man. Jawaharlal Nehru ... The Statesman, 5 days ago
CLAUDE ARPI During the first meeting of the National Committee for the Commemoration of Jawaharlal Nehru's 125th birth anniversary, Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed the hope that the commemoration's activities would be conducted in such a ...The Statesman, 1 month ago
Often when I meet a new Indian friend, who is not aware of my background, he exclaims: "So many years in India! but why, why? I can't understand! My dream is to go to the States or Europe and you are living in 'this' country!" Claude Arpi, who was born a Frenchman, looks back on his 40 years in India. Forty Years is a long time! On December 20, 1974, after more than two-and-a-half months on the road, travelling from Paris to South India, crossing Italy, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Turkey, Iran, ...Rediff.com, 2 days ago
New strategic rail network to Tibet's borders endangers environment, raises regional security concerns
China has confirmed plans to extend the railway in Tibet to the borders of India, Bhutan and Nepal by 2020, and the construction of a new line east from Lhasa close to India's border, in a new strategic network. The Chinese state media has announced ...International Campaign for Tibet, 1 month ago
'It is certainly time for New Delhi to open up. Not only should it go ahead at full steam with the roads to the LAC, but the government must also allow tourists to visit these stunningly beautiful areas of Indian territory,' says Claude Arpi. China is unhappy about India's plans to build a road on the southern side of the McMahon Line in Arunachal Pradesh. A couple of weeks ago, Hong Lei, the Chinese foreign ministry spokesman, stated 'The boundary issue between China and India is left by the ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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