We are made up of the same five elements — earth, water, fire, air and space — that constitute the Universe. We are the soil. We are the earth. What we do to the soil, we do to ourselves. And it is no accident that the words “humus” and “humans” have the same roots.
With his invitation to the heads of state of the Saarc countries, Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi has taken the first, symbolic step in the foreign policy arena. This is obviously a thoughtful and appropriate gesture.