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A Debt-strapped China?

A Debt-strapped China?

In the latest Global Hunger Index (GHI) report, India was ranked 101 out of 116 countries. With a score of 27.5, it was one of the 31 countries in which hunger was identified as “serious”. What is of more significant concern is that there seems to be a downward trend in India’s rank since 2016. However, there have been debates over the latest GHI. Many experts note that India is not a “hungry” country, but instead, it is malnourished.
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The Global Hunger Index (GHI) is a tool used to…

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Fists of Fury in the Galwan Valley

Fists of Fury in the Galwan Valley

From my first term in the National Defence Academy (NDA), Khadakwasla, Pune, I participated in boxing tournaments. I was not a spectacularly successful boxer, but I volunteered because I enjoyed the adrenalin rush, the skill involved in dodging and landing punches, and the quest for victory. As boxers, we trained vigorously, and when we entered the ring, we carried the hopes and good wishes of our squadrons and friends. Boxing bouts comprised three rounds and the referee controlled the contest…

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Sinification of the Emerald Island

Sinification of the Emerald Island

While many Sri Lankans may have celebrated the passing of a controversial legislation on May 20th, virtually granting China suzerainty over the Hambantota Port and the new concept Colombo port city, critics warn of a creeping ‘colonisation’. In 2018, when the $1.5 billion deal was signed, the then Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had famously said, “There is no question of security problem. The Indian security issues have been addressed by us. There will be further discussions…

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