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    N. S. Venkataraman is a trustee with the "Nandini Voice for the Deprived," a not-for-profit organization that aims to highlight the problems of downtrodden and deprived people and support their cause.

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  • THE DALAI LAMA’S VISIT TO MONGOLIA INDICATE SHAPE OF THINGS TO HAPPEN

    THE DALAI LAMA’S VISIT TO MONGOLIA INDICATE SHAPE OF THINGS TO HAPPEN0

    • Blog
    • November 21, 2016

    The Dalai Lama’s recent visit to Mongolia has been followed by a bitter outburst from China, which demanded that   “Mongolia not allow the visit by the Dalai Lama and do not promote any facilitation for the separatist activities by the Dalai clique.” In spite of the fact that Mongolia is heavily dependent on trade with 

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  • INDIA’S FOSSIL FUEL POLICY CONTRADICTS ITS CLIMATE POLICY

    INDIA’S FOSSIL FUEL POLICY CONTRADICTS ITS CLIMATE POLICY0

    • Blog
    • October 19, 2016

    India’s promises to COP 21 INDC report submitted by India to United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change during the Paris Climate Conference contained the following promises Emission reduction – To reduce the emissions intensity of India’s GDP by 33 to 35% by 2030 from 2005 level. Renewable energy – To achieve about 40 percent

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  • CAN BRICS SUMMIT CONCEAL INDIA CHINA DIFFERENCES?

    CAN BRICS SUMMIT CONCEAL INDIA CHINA DIFFERENCES?0

    • Blog
    • October 15, 2016

    The eighth BRICS Summit, taking place in Goa in India on 16th October 2016 and attended by the five members of the group namely India, China, Brazil, Russia and South Africa has aroused considerable curiosity around the world. The curiosity is mainly about whether the BRICS summit would aid in easing the tension in the

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  • DOES SAARC HAVE A FUTURE?

    DOES SAARC HAVE A FUTURE?0

    • Blog
    • October 12, 2016

    The recent cancellation of the 19th summit of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) that was scheduled to take place in Islamabad on November, 15 and 16,   has led to serious doubts as to whether SAARC can fulfill its objectives and remain as a useful forum that would be beneficial to the eight nations

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  • TIBETANS  IN  EXILE  SHOULD  MAINTAIN  THEIR  IDENTITY

    TIBETANS IN EXILE SHOULD MAINTAIN THEIR IDENTITY0

    • Blog
    • September 26, 2016

    It is now several decades since China invaded and occupied Tibet and gained complete military control over the land. While many Tibetans entered India as refugees after the Chinese occupation, a large section of Tibetan population had no alternative other than remaining in the country and submitting themselves to the military dictatorship of China and

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  • India’s Recurring Water Disputes: Needed Less Politics, More Macro Vision

    India’s Recurring Water Disputes: Needed Less Politics, More Macro Vision0

    • Blog
    • September 24, 2016

    The inter-state water disputes in India are now becoming a matter of concern. The present dispute between states in southern India on sharing of water only highlights the fact that the political leadership at the state level lack matured approach with understanding of the problems of the neighbouring states. Sometimes, the exchange of bitter communication

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  • WHAT STAND ON TIBET FOR  U. S.  PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES?

    WHAT STAND ON TIBET FOR U. S. PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES?0

    When President Obama received the Dalai Lama through the back door in his office a few months back, many eyebrows were raised. Many people justifiably thought that President Obama lacked the courage of conviction to receive the Dalai Lama correctly, in a manner befitting his stature and reputation as a man of peace. Apparently, President

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  • WHAT STRATEGY FOR MODI GOVERNMENT IN KASHMIR?

    WHAT STRATEGY FOR MODI GOVERNMENT IN KASHMIR?0

    Indian media reports events in Kashmir these days, as if it is describing a cricket match, counting the death score every day. What is conspicuous is while the media reports the death score of the agitators, it is silent as far as the sufferings and death amongst the personnel in Kashmir police and Indian army

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  • IS THE STRIKE BY BANK UNIONS IN INDIA JUSTIFIED ?

    IS THE STRIKE BY BANK UNIONS IN INDIA JUSTIFIED ?0

    Nine bank unions joined together and organized a nation wide strike on 29th July,2016, which crippled the banking operations all over India. After the one day strike, the bank unions claimed that around one million bank employees joined the strike and it was a grand success. What do these unions mean by  success?  Do they

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  • China’s efforts to legitimize its nominee as the 11th Panchen Lama in Tibet

    China’s efforts to legitimize its nominee as the 11th Panchen Lama in Tibet3

    It is reported that Baingen Erdini Qoigyijabu who was recognized (appointed) by Chinese government as the 11t h Panchen Lama, started the Kalachakra ritual, which is a holy ritual and important rite for Buddhists for activating dormant enlightenment. The fact is that Baingen Erdini Qoigyijabu, a 25 year old man now, took over the position of 11th Panchen Lama with the

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  • Sri Lankan government’s unprincipled stand on visa for the Dalai Lama

    Sri Lankan government’s unprincipled stand on visa for the Dalai Lama0

    Government of Sri Lanka has refused to grant visa for the Dalai Lama to visit Sri Lanka on several occasions in the past. While earlier Rajapaksa government took such negative stand towards the Dalai Lama, the present Sirisena government is also adopting the same policy and approach. Such stand has resulted in the denial to

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  • Tibetans Should Keep Talking About Horror Stories And Future Vision

    Tibetans Should Keep Talking About Horror Stories And Future Vision0

    Tibetans living across the world as expatriates or citizens of other countries cannot but feel sad that world has, by and large, appear to be no more concerned that Tibetans have lost their motherland due to the aggressive onslaught of China. The present generation all over the world appear to be unaware of the horrible

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