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    Rajesh Kumar Sinha

    Rajesh Kumar Sinha, MA, MLISc, MPhil, PG Diploma in Journalism is a serving Librarian with the South Eastern Railway, Ministry of Railways. He has worked in print and web media for six years and writes for Foreign Policy News (US) and Rail Journal (India).

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  • Elections in Bengal: Intense Political Battle Ahead0

    by Rajesh Kumar Sinha    21 February 2021 The state assembly elections are about to take place in five of the Indian states in the next few weeks. Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Pondicherry in the south and Assam and West Bengal in the east, will have the election process underway soon. Elections in India, are a

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  • The Reality of Farmers’ Protest in India0

      by Rajesh Kumar Sinha     12 February 2021 The ongoing 80-days old farmers’ agitation against the reformist new farm laws in India has attracted global attention and unsavoury headlines. The Modi-government is under fire, both within India and even from some individuals and organisations internationally. There has been a barrage of criticisms from opposition

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  • India’s Surging Forex Reserves and Its Significance0

    by Rajesh Kumar Sinha      6 February 2021 In the midst of distressing economic signals India is going through in the last few months, one very positive development has occurred on the foreign exchange (forex) front. The development is extremely critical when it is seen in the context of two important factors. One, it

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  • Democracy Circumvents Myanmar…Once Again0

    by Rajesh Kumar Sinha      3 February 2021 The whispers of a likely military coup were in the air in the last week of January. In fact, people in Yangon were already bracing themselves to return to military rule after a turbulent democratic rule for nearly a decade. And Myanmar’s powerful military stunned the

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  • Nepal: Difficult Times Ahead0

    by Rajesh Kumar Sinha       26 January 2021 The picturesque, mountainous landlocked country of Nepal is again preparing itself for difficult times. A country is known for Mount Everest, Buddhism, and natural beauty is bracing itself for turbulent politics and socio-economic disruptions. How that will affect its democratic political system, still in its infancy,

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  • The Vaccine Politics in India0

    by Rajesh Kumar Sinha         22 January 2021 After a long and highly anticipated wait, the vaccine to fight against the troublesome Corona is out. After extensive trials and cumbersome regulatory approvals, it is out. It is being used since late December last year for various segments of the population in a few

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  • Year-end review: Emerging Challenges for South Asia0

      by Rajesh Kumar Sinha       3 January 2020 The year 2020 has just ended. The year has been extremely calamitous for the whole world. Especially, the pandemic Corona Virus has created such an unfortunate state where economies, infrastructure, loss of lakhs of lives, job losses, and uncertainty has gripped the whole of humanity.

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  • Pakistan and Its Incessant Troubles0

    by Rajesh Kumar Sinha     30 December 2020 Not very long ago, politicians, media, and people in Pakistan were fond of repeatedly claiming the pride of being the lone Islamic Nuclear Power. Things have gone totally awry now. Pakistan today is in the global limelight for all the unpleasant reasons. For not being let off

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  • The Changing Landscape of Indian Politics0

    by Rajesh Kumar Sinha      19 December 2020 The noted Indian historian Ramchandra Guha, has recently suggested that the Nehru-Gandhi family members must leave the Indian National Congress (INC) party leadership. Other competent and experienced leaders from various corners of the country who are therein for a long time, should get into the leadership

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  • India’s Genome Valley: In Search of the Elusive Covid-19 Vaccine0

    by Rajesh Kumar Sinha    30 November 2020 The Indian PM Modi has had a usually hectic but whirlwind tour recently to Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, and Pune. The visit was aimed at getting a personalised first-hand idea of the progress achieved towards the launch of the Covid-19 vaccine being worked on by Indian companies. The entire

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  • The Worsening Arab-Pakistan Relationship and its Impact0

    by Rajesh Kumar Sinha      29 November 2020 One of the strongest pillars of Pakistan’s foreign policy till recently had been its close, brotherly relationship with the Arab world. Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates had been the most vocal political and economic supporters of Pakistan for decades. The country has found frequently

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  • The Call for a Boycott: Is It Really Freedom of Expression0

    by Rajesh Kumar Sinha    20 November 2020 Some disturbing trends have recently been witnessed in Indian media, especially social media. There have been instances of simple commercials with innocuous, humorous messages that should have been taken as a simple advertisement but using various social media platforms, individuals and sometimes well-known public figures have jumped

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  • India-Bihar Elections: Implications for National Politics0

    by Rajesh Kumar Sinha     14 November 2020 The recently concluded Bihar assembly elections have come out with interesting results and important implications for national politics. Contrary to all predictions and exit poll results, the JD(U)-BJP combine is all set to continue ruling the state. And some of the analysts as well as political parties

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  • The State of the Fourth Estate: A Serious Analysis Needed0

    by Rajesh Sinha  7 November 2020 The fourth estate, the press, or in contemporary times, the media in the broader context is facing a critical and tumultuous time. Theoretically called the fourth pillar of democracy, media is under severe stress in all parts of the world. Not only in the communist or authoritarian regimes, but

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