• Japanese and American Catholics Take on the Bomb0

    IDN-InDepthNews Photo: Atomic Bombing in Nagasaki and the Urakami Cathedral. Credit: Google Arts&Culture By Drew Christiansen    3 August 2020 Writer Drew Christiansen, S. J., is Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Human Development at Georgetown University and a senior fellow at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs. He is the co-editor with

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  • Kashmir- Video: The human costs of the Baglihar dam0

    The Third Pole  The Baglihar dam in Jammu and Kashmir bears testimony to the enormous human costs associated with hydroelectricity projects The mosque is one of the few structures in Pul Doda whose top portion can still be seen after water covered the town [image by: Raqib Naik] Raqib Hameed Naik, July 24, 2020 Pul

  • Modi is a Banyan Tree Under Which Nobody Grows0

    A place in Modi’s cabinet offers no guarantee of fame or even applause for work done. Pragya Singh 03 Aug 2020 What does it say about a government that its spokespersons are far better known than its ministers? Recently a BJP spokesperson forgot who the Minister for Labour was on live TV. Stumped by the

  • Russia may be withholding missile deliveries to China0

    Asia Times Moscow has reputedly stalled on shipping S-400 mobile missile defense systems to Beijing as ties strained by various controversies by Frank Chen July 29, 2020 The Russian-made S-400 missile system in a file photo. Image: Twitter Are cracks appearing in Russia-China ties after the People’s Liberation Army’s border skirmishes with India and an

  • Rajapaksas set to win Lankan polls0

    The style and nature of governance under a regime led by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, will be markedly different from the preceding regime which was marked by inactivity stemming from internal ideological and political differences by editor   August 3, 2020 By P.K.Balachandran Colombo, August 4 (The Citizen): The Sri Lankan parliamentary

  • India heightening security to hide people’s anger and frustration: Mehbooba Mufti0

      Former IoJK Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti speaks during an interview with Reuters at her residence in Srinagar March 8, 2019. Photo: Reuters Former chief minister of Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IoJK) Mehbooba Mufti accused New Delhi of heightening security and surveillance “to ensure that anger and frustration felt by people here remain hidden”.


  • Barakah- UAE’s harbinger of scientific dominance in West Asia and regional Politics0

    by Talha Mujibi   3 August 2020 On the occasion of Eid ul Azha, Aug 1, United Arab Emirates becomes the first Arab country to successfully launch a nuclear power plant, Barakah, using nuclear energy as a source for sustainable energy requirements. It is a series of international accomplishments by UAE, a jewel in its crown

  • Beijing pushing New Delhi toward a hard choice0

    China is in no rush to solve its border disputes with India but is using them as a geopolitical ploy by Bhim Bhurtel August 3, 2020 An Indian Air Force aircraft is seen against the backdrop of mountains surrounding Leh, the joint capital of the union territory of Ladakh, on June 27, 2020. Photo: AFP

  • Indo-US Strategic Partnership: Policy Options for Pakistan0

    by Irfan Ali       2 August 2020 The Indo-US strategic Nexus dates back to 1991 during the President Clinton Administration. However, after the incident of 9/11 and during the George W. Bush Administration Washington and Delhi stepped forward to strengthen their relations further. As described by Fareed Zakaria in his book “The Post-American World”

  • Commercial surrogacy as a means of Exploitation0

      by Yuvraj Trivedi     30 July 2020 The term infertility is considered ailment in the society which should be catered as soon as possible. This is due to the idea of a blood child which is deeply rooted in society and to make it happen various technological marvels are developed by humans to solve

  • Islamophobia & Bollywood Threaten India’s Popularity in Afghanistan0

    by Arwin Rahi     29 July 2020 According to a 2015 Gallup poll, India was the most loved country in Afghanistan, where the former’s approval rating was at 62%.[1] Five years later, although India’s approval rating among Afghans is still high, there are indications that India’s popularity is declining. There are two main reasons for

  • Politics of Technology: The Case of India’s TikTok Ban0

    by Vartika Neeraj    29 July 2020 On 29th June 2020, The Ministry of Information Technology issued an interim order banning 59 Chinese mobile applications including Tik Tok, WeChat, UC Browser and SHAREit citing national security to be the key motivation for this move. The order stated that these platforms were engaged in activities “which

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  • Neighbours challenge political Hindutva’s Ram agenda

    N Sathiya Moorthy  24 July 2020 Indian claims to the Ram story and ownership could be challenged from more places than one, says N Sathiya  Moorthy.  Nepal Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli’s recent diatribe that the birthplace of Hindu god Ram is located in his country and not in Ayodhya, need not be a

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