Articles by Ravi S Buddhavarapu
Jan 14, 2020
In Swami Vivekananda's celebration of Hinduism's spirituality and metaphysics, a theological lesson for the ruling BJPI began walking in 1991 from Bombay. I spent about two years on my journey across India. Almost 30 years later, I find myself in the unlikely position of being able to give a theological lesson to the Bharatiya Janata Party, the ruling party in India.
Jun 03, 2019
Shangri La Dialogue in Singapore sees US and China on collision course: Battle of values set to play out in Indo-PacificAt the three-day Shangri La Dialogue (held from 31 May to 2 June), the two main protagonists — the US and China — set out competing visions of the Indo-Pacific
May 31, 2019
Shangri-La Dialogue 2019 begins in Singapore: With growing West-China divide, rising US-Iran tensions, focus on Asia defence summitAt Shangri-La Dialogue 2019, China will offer its deliberative response to the pushback by democratic nations against its unsavoury methods. Xi's defence minister, who himself arrived in Singapore on Wednesday, will be at the conference to listen to the cacophony of complaints. He will also answer questions from the audience.
May 24, 2019
Britain prepares for Brexit: Theresa May played Chamberlain before EU polls, but who will be Winston Churchill?Prime Minister Theresa May may well go down in history as the Neville Chamberlain of Brexit. Chamberlain, who preceded Winston Churchill as British prime minister, was the dissembling and doggedly optimistic leader of pre-World War II Britain who ignored Adolf Hitler until it was too late to stop the war
May 20, 2019
Britain prepares for Brexit: Old wounds, religious tensions simmer in Northern Ireland as UK prepares to leave EUIn Westminster, as politicians intrigue over their individual futures, Northern Ireland is too remote to matter.
May 16, 2019
Britain prepares for Brexit: Theresa May loses popularity in Maidenhead as dabble over deal shifts gear from economic to identity crisisAbout 25 miles from London, in the safe Conservative seat Maidenhead in England, the anger against the chaos in Parliament caused the vote to split in the civic elections, setting alarm bells ringing in Westminster.
May 10, 2019
Britain prepares for Brexit: 'Don't know or don't care!' Delay frustrates commoners as Tory and Labour dawdle over dealThe real effect of the havoc the Brexit chaos is wreaking is being felt in the interior, reflected in the lives of working-class people who travel to London to find work in this teeming and oldest metropolis in the world.
Apr 01, 2019
As Amit Shah replaces LK Advani in Gandhinagar, BJP will miss a thinker-doer in top party echelonsTo examine LK Advani’s role in the making of the BJP, it is important to understand the role of Gujarat in the national polity.
Mar 23, 2019
BJP's rise undeniable part of India's political story; Congress needs to reclaim space ceded to saffron partyThe rise of the BJP had something to do with the “Brahmin backlash”. But as a political party, the BJP is mistaken in its belief that it is the only claimant of that mantle.