Never miss a story

Get subscribed to our newsletter


×

New Delhi: Chinese media kept a strong vigil on the signing of bilateral deals between India and Japan and noted how the deals would affect the Sino-India ties.

There were obvious reasons for the Special Strategic Global partnership’ inked by India and Japan to come under the scrutinizing hawkish eyes of Chinese analysts.


The state-run Global Times claimed that the deal was aimed at counterbalancing China’s growing assertive influence in the region.

“Behind this special partnership is the ambition of the two countries to become regional powers and even global powers. It also reveals their intention to counterbalance a rising China,” Global Times stated.

The report also indicated that both India and Japan were ready to splash huge cash and sign deals for bolstering bilateral ties.

Japan’s offer of low rate loan for the ‘Bullet train’ project at a low-interest rate was indicative of the compromises that Tokyo was ready to make.

“Whether this is a new era for the two is open for discussion. But what’s clear for India and Japan watchers is that Abe is pushing forward bilateral ties regardless of the costs,” the media report said.

The deal was also indicative of a change in Japan’s foreign policy. Earlier, Japan maintained a strategy of not inking deals with non-NPT nations.

But to cope with the growing colossal influence of China, Japan changed its strategy and readily to Indian terms.

“The signing of the MoU indicates that Japan has steered away from its persistent principles by cooperating for the first time with a country that has not joined the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). It means Japan admits that a country without joining the NPT can own nuclear weapons” it said. “This is a turning point in Japan’s nuclear policy,” Global Times noted.

Expressing concern over the Japan-India liaison, the Chinese media clearly mentioned that India expressed solidarity with Japan on the outstanding issue regarding the dispute in the South China sea.


Popular

Unsplash

Feminism itself is nothing but a simple movement that pursues equal rights for women (including transwomen) and against misogyny both external and internal.

"In India, to be born as a man is a crime, to question a woman is an atrocious crime, and this all because of those women who keep suppressing men in the name of feminism."

Feminism, a worldwide movement that started to establish, define and defend equal rights for women in all sections- economically, politically, and socially. India, being a patriarchal society gives a gender advantage to the men in the society thus, Indian feminists sought to fight against the culture-specific issue for women in India. Feminism itself is nothing but a simple movement that pursues equal rights for women (including transwomen) and against misogyny both external and internal. It states nowhere that women should get more wages than men, that women deserve more respect than men, that's pseudo-feminism.

Keep Reading Show less
wikimedia commons

Yakshi statue by Kanayi Kunjiraman at Malampuzha garden, Kerala

Kerala is a land of many good things. It has an abundance of nature, culture, art, and food. It is also a place of legend and myth, and is known for its popular folklore, the legend of Yakshi. This is not a popular tale outside the state, but it is common knowledge for travellers, especially those who fare through forests at night.

The legend of the yakshi is believed to be India's equivalent of the Romanian Dracula, except of course, the Yakshi is a female. Many Malayalis believe that the Yakshi wears a white saree and had long hair. She has a particular fragrance, which is believed to be the fragrance of the Indian devil-tree flowers. She seduces travellers with her beauty, and kills them brutally.

Keep Reading Show less
Pinterest

Ancient India not only made mentions of homosexuality but accepted it as well.


The LGBTQ+ acronym stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and others. In India LGBTQ+ community also include a specific social group, part religious cult, and part caste: the Hijras. They are culturally defined either as "neither men nor women" or as men who become women by adopting women's dress and behavior. Section 377 of the India Penal code that criminalized all sexual acts "against the order of nature" i.e. engaging in oral sex or anal sex along with other homosexual activities were against the law, ripping homosexual people off of their basic human rights. Thus, the Indian Supreme Court ruled a portion of Section 377 unconstitutional on 6th September 2018.

Keep reading... Show less