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Delta Wave Disrupts Economic Recovery

Delta Wave Disrupts Economic Recovery

The highly transmissible Delta variant of the Covid-19 virus is steadily derailing the Asian economy. With an increase in caseloads and a low vaccination roll-out, economic recovery in the region is likely to be stretched out.
Background
First detected in India, the Delta Plus (B.1.617.2.1/(AY.1) variant is a new mutant strain of the SARS-CoV-2. While it is causing an increase in caseloads for Europe and the U.S., it has generated large-scale breakouts/waves in the ASEAN region. Indonesia is…

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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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