Articles by Sreemoy Talukdar
Oct 20, 2017
Rex Tillerson's speech on ties with India shows that if Doka La conflict were to be repeated, US will be more proactiveUS Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's speech, where he laid down some of the most important markers for India-US relationship, was remarkable for its clarity, vision and matter-of-fact bluntness that are rarely seen in the world of high diplomacy and statecraft.
Oct 18, 2017
Communist Party Congress: Xi Jinping serves gobi machurian-style communism to make China great againIn order to achieve the 'national rejuvenation', Xi demanded total allegiance to his guidelines from Chinese people and communist party members.
Oct 17, 2017
Pew survey says Narendra Modi enjoys popular backing, but people want more from his govtThe survey indicates that citizens want the government to step up its game and perform, and there are warning signs that if it fails to do so, democratic form of governance in India may give way to either autocracy or military rule.
Oct 16, 2017
Media should redefine role before relentless waves of false narratives deal a terminal blow to its credibilityA worrying trend is afoot in India where entire narratives based on flimsy evidence, misleading reports or fake news are capturing the media news cycle.
Oct 14, 2017
Narendra Modi won't be unduly worried about economic slowdown as NDA govt continues with 'pro-poor' pushThough the economy is passing through a difficult phase, Prime Minister Narendra Modi wouldn't be an unduly worried man.
Oct 11, 2017
Rahul Gandhi in Gujarat: BJP's strategic confusion suggests Congress VP gradually gaining tractionFor all practical purposes, and despite its dwindling political fortune, the Congress still remains the only national alternative to BJP.
Oct 11, 2017
Supreme Court bans sale of crackers: Intention's good, but move likely to trigger opposite set of reactionsIn absence of the violation of a specific law through sale or bursting of crackers, the ban may be seen as an example of judicial overreach.
Oct 09, 2017
India must avoid triumphalism post Doka La; China is a tricky adversary and Xi Jinping is under pressureRajnath Singh's premature triumphalism over Doka La undermines the diplomatic effort that went behind the resolution of the crisis, and could trigger irritants in bilateral ties between India and China
Oct 07, 2017
Doka La 'crisis': In trying to run a fake narrative, Congress did itself a disservice, imperilled bilateral tiesIt isn’t clear whether Gandhi while raising questions about the stability of the Doka La resolution and Modi’s "motive", relied on data other than some reports that appear to be ambiguous and misleading.
Oct 06, 2017
Narendra Modi's spirited defence of a 'collapsing economy': 5 reasons why PM addressed this narrativeSuch a detailed rebuttal, and the fact that his narrative was backed by data instead of impression, implies that the criticisms this hit home time have, and the prime minister is left with no choice but to respond