• India: A Journey to Nation and Freedom

    India: A Journey to Nation and Freedom0

      Communalism is an ideology and should be fought by an ideology and not by economic development but by inclusive democratic state and secular forces. To start with the view of Professor Irfan Habib that the concept of India is growing one, the question arises, how the concept of India generated and how India became

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  • The Burden of Muslims

    The Burden of Muslims0

    Dr. Adfer Shah Needless to say that Islam is a significant faith today with 1.6 billion followers and a considerable section of them living as a minority community in many countries thereby battling the issues of discrimination, stereotypes, and identity crisis. With the rise of Islamophobic brigades across Europe, Islamophobia as a psycho-social phenomenon gained

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  • The Rohingya Open Letter And Search For A Permanent Solution

    The Rohingya Open Letter And Search For A Permanent Solution0

    The Rohingya Open Letter And Search For A Permanent Solution M Adil Khan 2016 did not end completely hopelessly. M Adil Khan In late December,15 Nobel Laureates including Professor Mohammed Yunus and 12 global leaders wrote an Open Letter to the President of the United Nations Security Councils (UNSC) and its members decrying the Rohingya carnage

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  • ROHINGYAS IN SUU KYI’S MYANMAR: WHY THE LIMBO PREVAILS

    ROHINGYAS IN SUU KYI’S MYANMAR: WHY THE LIMBO PREVAILS0

    ROHINGYAS IN SUU KYI’S MYANMAR: WHY THE LIMBO PREVAILS   Angshuman Choudhury In February 2016, when the National League for Democracy (NLD) formed a government in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar’s sprawling new capital, a whole new era of democratic aspirations and popular expectations dawned upon the land of jade. Once shunned by the West as

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  • Can One of the Fastest Growing Economies Nail Green Growth?

    Can One of the Fastest Growing Economies Nail Green Growth?0

    • Blog
    • December 22, 2016

    December 21, 2016 Syed A. Al-Muti and Amy Warren Over the last decade, Bangladesh has experienced impressive economic growth, with GDP growth expanding steadily by an average of 6 percent, and projected to maintain 6.8 percent growth in 2017, according to the World Bank. The steady rise is thanks in large part to the country’s

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  • Army Can Never Be Solution To Kashmir Problem0

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    • December 20, 2016

    By Nishant Rajeev* The September 18, 2016 Uri terror attack has possibly changed the course of India-Pakistan relations for years to come. It was the single largest loss of life suffered by the Indian Army since the Kargil war. But the events that followed Uri were of greater significance. The Indian Army crossed the LoC

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  • Will new leadership continue with Jayalalithaa’s policy priorities?0

    N Sathiya Moorthy  How the post-Jayalalitha leadership of new Chief Minister O Panneerselvam takes forward her initiatives remains to be seen It’s not only in the political arena that the demise of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa be felt for a long time to come. In the larger area of policy-formulation too, it would be

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  • Corruption: A Legacy Not Easy To Give Up For Bangladesh0

    Kazi Mukitul Corruption, an infamous and recognised evil, remains a major challenge to socio-economic development in Bangladesh. From the title of champion in corruption in the early 2000s, the country’s progress in fighting the evil is still mediocre, compared to pompous claims by the policy makers. Bribe given to different government sectors is equivalent to

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  • Burma: Military Burned Villages in Rakhine State0

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    • December 14, 2016

    Witnesses and Satellite Imagery Reveal Pattern of Burnings (New York) – Satellite imagery and interviews with refugees place responsibility for burnings of Rohingya villages in Burma’s Rakhine State squarely with the Burmese military, Human Rights Watch said today. Since October 9, 2016, at least 1,500 buildings have been destroyed, driving thousands of ethnic Rohingya from their

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  • For Whom All Does The Bell Tolls, When, Why And For How Long?0

    N. Sathiya Moorthy The Holiday Season sets the mood for rejoicing and relaxing, but anyone in his senses and decision-making positions in this country cannot be doing that. But even during the long years and decades of ethnic war(s), Sri Lanka was not known to have taken a holiday from those holidays, just as the

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  • 45 years after the war, Dhaka is yet to shake off its legacy of disappearances

    45 years after the war, Dhaka is yet to shake off its legacy of disappearances0

    Image credit: Wikimedia Commons From the killing of intellectuals in the final days of the 1971 war to the abduction of political activists in 2013, nothing has changed David Bergman Forty-five years ago in 1971, between December 10 and December 15, 17 academics, journalists and doctors were picked up from their homes in Dhaka and killed.

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  • Rohingya Tragedy and Aung San Suu Kyi’s ‘Buddy’ Solution

    Rohingya Tragedy and Aung San Suu Kyi’s ‘Buddy’ Solution0

    • Blog
    • December 11, 2016

      At a local mosque, men and boys join in Friday prayer, an important weekly practice for the Muslim Rohingyas at the IDP camp. In 2012, sectarian violence between the Rohingyas — who are Muslim — and ethnic Rakhine Buddhists killed at least 200 people and made 140,000 homeless, most of them Rohingyas. Photo courtesy

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  • Jayalalithaa – A Woman’s era (1948-2016)

    Jayalalithaa – A Woman’s era (1948-2016)0

    I don’t find it easy to write. Words wouldn’t come, or if they do, they are not the right words. I am probably just one of the millions of mourners who is in the process of realizing human mortality. These are sad times indeed for a great Indian life have come to an end. She

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  • A Global Nuclear Winter: Avoiding the Unthinkable in India and Pakistan

    A Global Nuclear Winter: Avoiding the Unthinkable in India and Pakistan0

      As Donald Trump ascends to the White House, he’s wading into the most dangerous conflict on the globe. By Conn Hallinan, December 8, 2016. President-elect Donald Trump’s off the cuff, chaotic approach to foreign policy had at least one thing going for it, even though it was more the feel of a blind pig

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