Is the Commonwealth of nations about to become a trading bloc?5 min read . Updated: 16 Mar 2018, 06:24 AM IST
With a new Cold War knocking at our doors with the threat of protectionism, the Commonwealth of 53 countries may be shaping as a trading bloc
Last week marked Commonwealth Day—not in India but in the UK, where it is celebrated with multi-faith services and royal engagements on the second Monday of March. The absence of celebrations in India is understandable—it began life as birthday celebrations for Queen Victoria, then became Empire Day in early 20th century before Prime Minister Harold anointed it Commonwealth Day in 1958.
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