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China’s digital farmers are making agriculture more profitable

In some parts of rural China, the extent to which villagers are connected to the internet is greater than in large cities.
President of China, Xi Jinping | Yorgos Karahalis | Bloomberg

India’s answer to China’s Claim Line also lies in 1959

Like in fairy tales, the dragon’s life is not in its fire power. It could be in one of the soft underbellies, or all of them.
File image of the Dalai Lama | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

India waving SFF and Tibet cards won’t scare China. Can’t pull levers you don’t have

Bending foreign policy to serve domestic politics is proving to be costly for India. Hyping the use of the Tibetan-majority SFF against China is one such example.
The convoy at the funeral of SFF soldier Nyima Tenzin in Leh. | Photo: Twitter

Tibetan-Indian SFF hero Nyima Tenzin given farewell in Leh, Ram Madhav attends

The Tibetan community in Ladakh and Ram Madhav came together to pay tribute to Nyima Tenzin, who was killed on the night of 29-30 August in Chushul.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

All about Special Frontier Force, the secretive Indian unit in news after Ladakh clash

SFF, primarily drawn from Tibetan refugees, was formed in the immediate aftermath of the 1962 war with China. It has been a part of many important ops, from 1971 war to Kargil.

Chinese President Xi calls for building new modern, socialist & culturally advanced Tibet

Xi also spoke of 'sinicisation' of Tibetan Buddhism, which broadly refers to bringing non-Chinese communities under the Chinese culture & political system pursued by the CPC.
Ear cleaning in Chengdu | Source: Shivaji Das/Konark Publishers

An Indian-Chinese couple went on a road trip to Chengdu — this is what they found

In 'The Other Shangri-La', Shivaji Das writes about his travels to Chengdu, its ear-cleaners, 'Chinese dream' posters and Tibetan dogs.
A shopping area in Lhasa | Photo: John Liu | Bloomberg

US sets visa restrictions on Chinese officials restricting access to Tibet

China’s authority over Tibet has long been an irritant in US-China relations. The new move is the latest example of the rapidly eroding ties between the two economies.
In one of the lanes of Majnu ka Tila in Delhi | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Delhi’s Majnu ka Tila loses connect with home Tibet after app ban, looks for alternative

Residents used WeChat to connect with families in Tibet as WhatsApp, Facebook are banned there. They, however, lauded the ban, saying it will hurt China.
Representational image taken from the southern bank of Pangong Tso, looking across to the 'fingers' on the northern bank | Photo: Visharad Saxena | By special arrangement

Ladakh, scenic Himalayan desert at the centre of most fierce India-China conflict in 53 yrs

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.

On Camera

Erdogan’s assault on Macron is the height of cynicism

There was a time when Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan didn’t see the West as Turkey’s enemy and even wanted to join the European Union.

Turkey waging new war of economic liberation, says Erdogan after country’s currency falls

Erogan's speech follows the Turkish lira weakening to a record low of 8.3849 per dollar on Friday.

Defence

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh meets his US counterpart Mark Esper at his office in South Block Monday | Twitter | @rajnathsingh

Here is why US changed Rajnath Singh’s statement on ‘reckless aggression’ by China

Both the US State and Defense departments have added footnotes to the transcripts they released on Rajnath Singh’s remarks at 2+2. The State Department has also updated the text.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

5 reasons for the crisis in global Islam

If tens of crores of Muslims across the world feel they are victims of mass Islamophobia, their holy prophet shown deliberate disrespect, it is a sense of crisis and siege.