International Dialogue, Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group |
MCRG Logistical Spaces (5)
The urge to stay connected appears to be the dominant trait of contemporary times despite the recurrent ruptures and fault-lines within nations and beyond. While it can be argued that there is nothing new about establishing and reinforcing linkages, what can be contended is the dissimilarity in the nature of such linkages of the past and the present. While the former was spontaneous in nature involving trade and commerce accompanied by the exchange of ideas by way of personal contacts, the latter is more in the nature of structured and planned attempts at continental and regional connectivity.