Monthly Archives: August 2017

BRICS off the wall – The Hindu (Aug 31, 2017)

BRICS off the wall – The Hindu (Aug 31, 2017) At Copenhagen in 2009, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, then Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and other leaders of the newly formed BASIC group (with Brazil and South Africa) were sitting in … Continue reading

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Pragmatic in London – The Hindu (Aug 31, 2017)

Pragmatic in London – The Hindu (Aug 31, 2017) The Labour Party’s surprise announcement that Britain should continue in the European single market, at least for some time after the March 2019 Brexit deadline, reflects the late dawning of. For further … Continue reading

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Après le déluge – The Hindu (Aug 31, 2017)

Après le déluge – The Hindu (Aug 31, 2017) The return of the deluge to Mumbai and the paralysis suffered by the city bring up the question of why Indian cities are unable to improve their resilience to extreme weather events. For … Continue reading

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What’s cooking? (Cutting and mixing food) – Cambridge Dictionary About words blog (Aug 30, 2017)

What’s cooking? (Cutting and mixing food) – Cambridge Dictionary About words blog (Aug 30, 2017) A few weeks ago we looked at cooking words – specifically the range of verbs that describe cooking with the use of an oven. Today … Continue reading

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Lessons from Doklam – The Hindu (Aug 30, 2017)

Lessons from Doklam – The Hindu (Aug 30, 2017) The resolution of the Sino-Indian military stand-off at Doklam, that lasted close to two and a half months, is a much-awaited and welcome development where patient statecraft and deft diplomacy seem to … Continue reading

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