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My translation of 'Demain la Chine: guerre ou paix?' by Prof J-P Cabestan of the HK Baptist Univ is just out as 'Facing China: The Prospect For War and Peace'.
Sep 21, 2020 13 tweets 5 min read
Earlier today, sent the following email to A.S. Panneerselvan, Readers' Editor of The Hindu @the_hindu:

In today's edition of The Hindu as well as in too many previous editions, all the articles on the editorial page as well as the Oped page have been authored by Hindu males,... two of them Tamil Iyengars.
Please also note that those invited to counsel young people on choice of careers -- see advertisement, Career Counselling, Making Career Decisions Simple, Page 3 of the Bangalore edition, The Hindu today -- are all Hindu males,...
Sep 11, 2020 8 tweets 2 min read
One last set of tweets about George Bizos, the great South African human rights lawyer and anti-Apartheid campaigner who died on Wednesday:
He had a role in shaping the post-Apartheid constitution. He may or not have influenced the wording of its unqualified right to life provision in the constitution: "Everyone has the right to life."
Sep 5, 2020 6 tweets 1 min read
Three years ago this day, Sept 5, around this hour, Bangalore-based journalist and human rights activist GAURI LANKESH was assassinated.
Any squeak in the mainstream media today? The Hindu, Bangalore edition, today carries a full page, repeat full page, Oped about a Bombay film industry actor who died two months ago and who a lot of us had never heard of earlier.
Aug 7, 2020 7 tweets 1 min read
About a name: a thread

More than once I asked my mother why I was given the name I was: My two older brothers were named after, respectively, two of the three deities in a temple in a village in southern Karnataka, the third deity being Krishna. So why was I named after Rama? Turns out I was born in some astrological phase called Jayanama something and so it was decided that my name would begin with the J word.
Jun 20, 2020 5 tweets 1 min read
Had the course of history been different, we'd not at all be talking about an India-China border dispute. Tibet as well as Xinjiang (real name East Turkestan) would have been independent as indeed they had been. While there, how about Inner Mongolia = Chinese-occupied southern Mongolia which would've been a part of the Republic of Mongolia?
And some states in a country due southwest of China enjoying independence?