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India-China strategic dialogue Op-Eds

India-China strategic dialogue

Will the meeting be short on substance? On 22 Feb 17, India and China shall hold strategic-level talks at Beijing, China. India shall be represented by Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar, while China…

Donald Trump and the two-state solution Op-Eds

Donald Trump and the two-state solution

Can a new approach help with this seven-decade old conflict?  On 16 Feb 2017, President Donald Trump met Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, at the White House. The new President had been perceived as…

Tejas Op-Eds

Tejas

On 14 Feb 2017, the 11th Edition of Aero India commenced at Bangalore, with the participation from 30 countries and as many as 72 state-of-the-art aircraft. Amongst the indigenous products on display…

DRDO’s AWACS program Op-Eds

DRDO’s AWACS program

Is the IAF lacking in this force-multiplier technology?  Why are AWACS so Important? Airborne warning and Control System (AWACS) is a force-multiplier technology, available with modern air forces…

VK Sasikala convicted Op-Eds

VK Sasikala convicted

What is the future of the AIDMK Party? J Jayalalithaa was a tall leader and wielded complete control of the AIDMK. On 05 Dec 16, after spending almost three months at the Apollo Hospital, she passed…

Regulation in marriage ceremonies Op-Eds

Regulation in marriage ceremonies

Do we need a law to control ostentation?  Congress MP Ranjeet Rajan, wife of Bihar MP Pappu Yadav has introduced a bill to control expenditure at wedding ceremonies. The bill called Marriages (…

Draconian laws Op-Eds

Draconian laws

Do these four laws enhance our security of curb our freedom? On 11 Feb 17, at the Hindu Huddle Tathagata Satpathy, MP and Editor, Dharitri; politician Manish Tewari and lawyer Gautam Bhatia held…

Judiciary & the executive Op-Eds

Judiciary & the executive

Is there a face-off between these pillars of our democracy? On 11 Feb 17, the Hindu Huddle hosted Union Minister for Law & Justice and Information Technology, in conversation with Ms. Nidhi…

Choices: by Shivshankar Menon Op-Eds

Choices: by Shivshankar Menon

Should Professional diplomacy be measured by its’ ability to provide government with choices?  On 10 Feb 17, Shiv Shankar Menon, former National Security Advisor and former Foreign Secretary…

Terror proofing india Op-Eds

Terror proofing india

Did the elite discussion generate some new ideas? On 11 Feb 17, the Hindu Huddle being conducted at ITC Gardenia, held a conclave on 'Terror Proofing India'. The session was hosted by Suhasini Haider…

Hamid karzai at the huddle Op-Eds

Hamid karzai at the huddle

Should India assume a larger role?  On 10 Feb 17, former President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai, speaking at the Hindu Group sponsored Huddle: Conversations for Change, delivered the keynote address…

Muhammad Yunus Op-Eds

Muhammad Yunus

Where is, society heading? On 09 Feb 2017, Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus, Founder of the Gramin Bank and Chairman of the Younus Centre interacted with the Synergia Forum, at Bangalore.  He pointed…

Infosys Op-Eds

Infosys

Are there rumblings of a war within? In recent weeks, differences have been reported between Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka and a group of the IT giant’s promoters. The differences are over the increase in…

Fillon apologises Op-Eds

Fillon apologises

Do the contributions of spouses deserve compensation?  On 06 Feb 16, Francois Fillon the Centre-Right, Les Republicans candidate for the French Presidential election apologized over making payments…

Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin Op-Eds

Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin

Does the US stand to gain from increased Russian engagement?  On 05 Feb 17, in an interview with Bill O’Reilly of Fox News, President Donald Trump defended a softer stance on Russia. The President’s…

US raid in Yemen Op-Eds

US raid in Yemen

Can the humanitarian tragedy still be averted?  On 28 Jan 17, US Special Forces carried out a raid in central Yemen, targeting the house of a suspected Al Qaeda leader. Initially, US military…

H-1B visas Op-Eds

H-1B visas

What are the implications for the Indian IT Sector? On 21 Jan 2017, Ms. Zoe Lofgren, Democrat and the US Representative from Silicon Valley California introduced the, ‘Highly Skilled Integrity &…

Press brief: future of war fare Op-Eds

Press brief: future of war fare

On 27 Jan 2017, Synergia Forum hosted Air Chief Marshal Fali Major (retd.), PVSM, AVSM, SC, VSM. To an elite audience comprising serving and retired servicemen, bureaucrats, ambassadors, academicians…

US election-2016 Op-Eds

US election-2016

In the recently concluded US elections that swept President Donald Trump to power, a record five Indian-American candidates bagged congressional seats. All five are Democrats and three are from the…

Technological changes and social contracts Op-Eds

Technological changes and social contracts

Social contracts have been the basis of how we construct societies. Every couple of generations we script new social contracts, and they keep evolving to better reflect our social norms and values. …