Monthly Archives: October 2010

China is edgy about India’s rise as an East Asian power

(This article, which was part of a package of stories on President Barack Obama’s upcoming visit to India, was published in DNA edition dated October 31, 2010. See below for links to some of the other articles in the package.) … Continue reading

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My final thoughts on Arundhati Roy…

Venky Vembu   In my column published in DNA yesterday, I thought I’d said all I wanted to say about the controversy surrounding Arundhati Roy’s recent pronouncements on Kashmir. I don’t have the luxury of being called upon to write … Continue reading

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Arundhati Roy is dangerously wrong on Kashmir

(This column was published in DNA edition dated October 27, 2010.) Venky Vembu There’s a mesmeric seductive quality to Arundhati Roy’s prose. For all its verbiage, it teases, tempts and torments the mind and lures it into the parlour of … Continue reading

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Dim sum days in Delhi and Mumbai

Venky Vembu For four days from today, Delhi and Mumbai will wake up to dim sum delights and showcase other cultural aspects of Hong Kong, as the chief executive of Hong Kong, Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, arrives on an official visit … Continue reading

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‘Hong Kong can’t overlook India’s rise as an economic superpower’

(This interview with Hong Kong chief executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, in the context of his official visit to Indian starting today, was published in today’s edition of DNA.) For four days from Monday, Hong Kong chief executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen … Continue reading

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‘China’s political stability comes at the cost of freedoms’

(This interview with veteran Chinawatcher Willy Wo-Lap Lam was published in DNA edition dated October 23, 2010.) Earlier this week, a secretive meeting of the Chinese Communist Party appointed Vice-president Xi Jinping to a senior military post. To analysts accustomed … Continue reading

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Why is Mahatma Gandhi’s killer posting on my Facebook wall?

(This column was published in DNA edition dated October 22, 2010.) Venky Vembu On the walls of my Facebook ‘friends’, I’m quite used to seeing insightful postings about their bountiful harvest while playing frivolous Farmville games or their emotional outpourings … Continue reading

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