Vikas Dubey’s manhunt had all ingredients of a pot boiler—a revenge seeking police, an administration that cheers extra-judicial killings, and a screaming media.
There is no way Indians can live without most of the 8,000-odd stuff the country imports from China. So it's just better to wait for the tensions at LAC to simmer down.
The reaction to Ramdev’s launch of Coronil, which claims to be a ‘cure’ for Covid-19, would be a nightmare for any other company. Not Patanjali, though.
Ladakh’s barren landscape used to be populated by tourists, until PLA incursion in Galwan Valley and the killing of 20 Indian soldiers turned it into the ground zero of LAC conflict.
With malls, restaurants and religious places reopening, India is uneasily but surely coming back to life, but in the shadow of the coronavirus.
Unlike the LAC, the border between India and Pakistan is delineated on a map, signed by both armies and enjoys international sanctity. That's what India-China need.
Just like 9/11 changed how people flew, Covid has brought in more automation and low-touch systems at airports. Health checks will be as important as security checks.
KP Oli does enjoy a better relationship with China. But New Delhi cannot blame the Nepal PM alone for not resolving the boundary dispute when the time was right.
The journey of railways through Covid-19 symbolises India’s response to the crisis: starting on a high note of hope, but soon giving way to panic and despair.
While it's easy to forget the coronavirus crisis in high spirits, many states realised that opening the shops was not very practical to keep a pandemic at bay.