Monday, January 30, 2023

Bibhudatta Pradhan

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Hanuman temple in Delhi's Karol Bagh | PTI

How Hanuman offers lessons for India’s and the world’s public diplomacy...

Besides foreign minister Jaishankar calling Hanuman a great diplomat, the Hindu god is revered across Southeast Asia as the anchor of a 'civilisational nation state'.
A Life Insurance Corporation building in Kolkata, India | Representational image | Bloomberg

Bad timing could hamper LIC IPO

Most early public enterprise IPOs have been trading 75% below their original price, small investors concerned.

Defence

Republic Day parade

Narendra Modi’s military purchases remain a pipe dream for Lockheed, Saab

India’s inability to speed up modernisation of its weaponry to guard the border with arch rivals Pakistan and China shows the Modi govt’s challenge to transform an industry plagued by red tape.

Return of the Muslim: From Modi ‘sermon’ to Pathaan to Bharat...

Most key Hindutva/RSS objectives have been achieved, and Modi & BJP now need social calm, at least till summer of 2024. A de-escalation of some sort is on.