In the 21st Century, China has seen itself as a leader of the Developing World. In the early years of Communist China its leader Mao Zedong presented the country as a champion for the developing world and provided like-minded regimes with both military and development assistance. In the 1970s, following Mao’s death, China focussed its […]Read more "One Belt One Road: The Chinese Expressway of Global Economic Dominance"
The first crusade set the whole ball rolling for two centuries of war between the world’s two most practiced religions. Christianity and Islam were at the gates of each other to conquer land and enslave men, women, and children. Medieval Europe was under a strong influence of Christianity. People believed in religious values and words […]Read more "Crusades: The war between Christianity and Islam for Jerusalem"
I now enter the ever sacred city of Varanasi earlier known as ‘Banaras’. This city and I have a long history. I enter Varanasi as one holy river having added divine waters of Yamuna and Saraswati at the Sangam. One of the oldest cities in the world, Varanasi encapsulates all the rituals and symbols of […]Read more "In Varanasi: Ganga looking for Moksh"
Reaganomics is President Ronald Reagan’s conservative economic policy that dealt with the 1981- 82 U.S recession and stagflation. Stagflation is the stagnant nature of the economy within double-digit inflation. Reagan differed from his predecessors President Lyndon B. Johnson and Richard Nixon on how the government should be involved in the economy of the country. Ronald […]Read more "Understanding Ronald Reagan’s Reaganomics"
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For a man who has accrued unlimited power and today sits as one of the most powerful leaders on the global table, transparency has been a weakness. Chinese Xi Jinping’s rise in the Chinese political framework has been debatable and mysterious, adding to the hysteria around the communist party and its leader Xi himself. Graphics […]Read more "Redder than Red: The Rise of Xi Jinping"
The decade that made us, 80s was full of surprises. It brought happiness with the start of the fall of the Soviet Union and the beginning of a new future under Reaganomics in the United States. Old Walls were brought down, AIDS became a new battle and while all these things happened, music subtly embraced […]Read more "The 1980s Revisited: Early Hip Hop, Politics, Rebel Music and MTV"
In the second part of How _________ makes a billion-dollar economy, FaultLines looks at the economy of evergreen tourist destination, Thailand. Thailand’s attractiveness as a tourist destination remains evergreen as millions of tourists continue to flock to the Southeast Asian nation, providing much-needed momentum to its economy. As a part of Vlog: Viren Tak takes […]Read more "Thailand Daily: How Tourism makes a billion-dollar economy"
As the year 2019 comes to an end, FaultLines looks back at what binds many protests in many countries. Mass protests have broken out in countries from Lebanon to Spain to Chile and Bolivia. All are different – with distinct causes, methods, and goals – but there are some common themes that connect them. The […]Read more "Why are so many countries witnessing protests in 2019?"