Akanksha Mittal

Akanksha Mittal

Akanksha Mittal, an avid reader, frequent traveler and a passionate blogger hails from Delhi, the capital of India. Her key areas of interest lies in politics, foreign policy, and international relations. When it comes to learning about different faiths and cultures, she is always curious. She can be reached at [email protected]
  • Mitigating an Armed Conflict in South China Sea

    In the first part, we have discussed the contingencies and implications that can occur in South China Sea with respect to the United States of America. The territorial claims in the sea are mainly connected with two islands viz. Spratly and Paracel and the distribution of maritime boundary in...
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    Implications of an Armed Conflict in South China Sea

    South China Sea, a marginal sea in the heart of the Pacific Ocean, is believed to hold massive natural gas and oil reserves beneath its seabed. It is an archipelago where uninhabited islands are subjected to sovereign claims by China, Vietnam, Philippines, Brunei, Taiwan and Malaysia. Freedom of navigation...
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    Is China’s Infrastructural Expansion Plan Sustainable?

    Each one of you must be aware of the term Imperialism that created an unequal relationship between a superior power and the inferior. (Well, what made them superior is based on the resources available in hand, the military, easy access to transport systems, et al.) But, when the sun finally...
  • Nigeria’s Step Forward

    The above picture says it all! But to some, the message falls on deaf ears! If we see the Nigerian timeline of the past year, the African nation was in the news for all the wrong reasons. First, the country has always been in the news for the prevailing...
  • Does success often start with failure?

    Does Success Often Start With a Failure? Each one of us has faced failure at some point in our lives. But did you ever think that some of the greatest successes you can think of began with a FAILURE? Well, Yes! Take a look around the world near you...
  • Tribal Languages in India – Preserving (4/4)

    Language is a vessel of culture and its loss can prove to be detrimental to the survival and continuation of cultural heritage. When European traders first arrived in Hindustan, what is now India, there were thousands of indigenous languages spoken by a vast number of Indians. After ruling the...
  • Tribal Languages in India – Reasons for Decline (3/4)

    Tribal Languages in India –  Part III Reasons for Decline of Indian Tribal Languages India, as we all know is a multicultural nation where we can find indisputable links between culture and  language. In all obvious sense, it is a multilingual society. However, the contours of being a multi-linguist...
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    Tribal Languages in India – The Importance of Preserving (2/4)

      “If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language that goes to his heart.” Nelson Mandela Cultural Diversity, we all have heard this term before but have we actually given a thought to...
  • How Free is Freedom of Speech in India?

    Recently, the Supreme Court of India’s came out with a landmark judgment in Shreya Singhal & Ors v. Union of India that struck down the much abused Section 66A of the Information Technology Act. This barbaric act authorized police to arrest people for posting “offensive” content online. The two...
  • Tribal Languages in India – Introduction (1/4)

    Tribal Languages in India – Part I Introduction India, as we all know is a land full of diversity – different cultures, faiths, lifestyle, traditions, rituals etc. are all interwoven, that makes it a vibrant nation. As you traverse the region, you will meet an entirely different set of...
  • The Impact of Mohamed Nasheed’s Arrest on South Asia & China

    Maldives, an archipelago consisting of 1200 islands in the heart of Indian Ocean is recently in the news for all the wrong reasons. The political turmoil that has engulfed this island-nation has created ripples across South Asia and the world. The recent arrest of former President and opposition leader Mohamed...
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