The UN must use all powers that it has in its command to ensure that the developed world does not shut the doors on global trade and does not start to close their borders for people to move around, prominent Indian industrialist Sunil Bharti Mittal said. "We ... Business Standard, 1 week ago
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India should plan its strategies on the assumption that the rightward swing will stay and the West will retreat into an economic fortress, says Nitin Desai. One month of the Donald Trump presidency has confirmed the fears that were expressed after his surprise victory. His acts are as extreme as his views and have been restrained only by the checks and balances in the US political system. In Europe too, the far-right may well be legitimised in the forthcoming elections in the Netherlands ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
For more than ten years, the world has been witnessing a sharp spike in nationalist tensions , coupled with flare-ups in xenophobia and nativism . But it took Brexit and the election of Donald Trump to spark a real conversation about the global rise in ...catchnews.com, 1 month ago
'The appointment of Yogi Adityanath as UP CM, the revival of the Ram temple movement, the elevation of a ban on cow slaughter as a national priority, and the targeting of any social behaviour deemed contrary to a set of narrowly prescribed Indian values point to a social regression that contradicts the inclusive and forward-looking impulse that underlies Modi's vision of a modern India.' Shyam Saran on point. IMAGE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, left, with UP CM Yogi Adityanath at the ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
They now believe their money will be repaid after completion of the tenure of the instruments they have invested in, says Anup Roy. The central government and regulators have stepped up engagement with foreign investors in order to enable home companies to raise funds from the international market, said senior executives of the London Stock Exchange. According to Darko Hajdukovic, head of analytics, funds and fixed income, and Lillian Georgopoulou, fixed income product specialist of the ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
'If you are in Punjab, Modi is omnipresent as if he is going to be chief minister of Punjab.' 'If he is in Uttarakhand, he presents himself to be the chief minister of Uttarakhand.' 'When he is in UP, he is touted as the chief minister of UP.' 'There is a personality cult which is being built around a person... that he is the panacea of every democratic exercise in India, from panchayat to Parliament.' 'Modi at some point will pay the price for trying to build a very ambitious personality ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
WHEN I FIRST began corresponding with novelist Bharati Mukherjee in New York, it was spring of 2015 and a time of dreaming. ‘I am so honored by your interest in my work,’ Mukherjee had written graciously in her letter; this became a precursor to a few ...Open Magazine, 2 months ago
'An isolationist US and a disintegrating European Union will create a power vacuum that only China is in a position to fill -- a conclusion that is uncomfortable but unavoidable,' says Nitin Desai.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com On January 20, 2017 a speech delivered from the steps of the Capitol in Washington, DC signalled the end of the post-war world order. The country that led the development of this order elected a president whose inaugural speech rejected practically every ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Nothing, according to Deepak Lal. He argues that the contemporary attempts to control immigration in the US and UK are not nativist. IMAGE: On a derelict building in Bristol, England, is a mural of former London Mayor Boris Johnson, right, one of the biggest names leading Brexit campaign, and Donald Trump, who supported Brexit. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images. Nativism has been an important feature of the US -- though a nation of immigrants. It was characterised by John Higham, in his ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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