• Addressing Industrial Pollution Along the Kelani River0

    By Dhiya Sathananthan, Johann Rebert The lush banks and rushing waters of the Kelani River served as the indelible backdrop for the 1957 Academy Award-winning movie “The Bridge on the River Kwai” and today, the river remains a vital resource for about 25 percent of the Sri Lankan population who reside in its catchment area. The river is

    READ MORE
  • Why Nepal’s Upcoming Local Elections Matter More than Ever0

    By Bishal K. Chalise, George Varughese On May 14, Nepalis will go to elections for newly-delineated local (village and municipal) governments. These comprise one of three constitutionally mandated elections to be completed by January 2018. At the time they were announced, the news of elections at the local level brought mixed reactions from those who wish for some sign of progress

    READ MORE
  • A Graphic Novelist Captures the Paradoxes of Living in the “New India”0

    ByRagini Tharoor Srinivasan  In his four books to date, the graphic novelist Sarnath Banerjee has asked what the country risks losing in the course of its rapid economic transformation. Above, a page from his most recent book, “All Quiet in Vikaspuri,” which was published in India in 2015.CreditPhotograph Courtesy Project 88, Mumbai There’s been talk

    READ MORE
  • The Slow Strangulation of a South Asian Magazine0

    ByRagini Tharoor Srinivasan   December 20, 2016 After operating in Nepal for more than a quarter century, Himal Southasian experienced what its editor calls a “strangulation by bureaucracy.” The magazine’s founder, Kanak Mani Dixit (left), was arrested on April 22nd.CreditPHOTOGRAPH BY BIKRAM RAI Like many Asians who come to the United States for graduate school, the

    READ MORE
  • Moscow conference: Afghanistan is on the verge of collapsing or blossoming?0

    by Asia Maqsood Afghanistan on the verge of blooming or on the verge of collapsing is yet to be seen. Before this 11-nation Afghan Peace Conference, hosted by Russia, there was a Quadrilateral Coordination Group (QCG) formed in January 2016 to advance the peace process with the participation of US, China, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. These

    READ MORE
  • India: Tamil Nadu farmers call off Delhi strike after 40 days on CM Palanisamy’s promise!0

    -Dr. Abdul Ruff Tamil Nadu farmers on April 23 Sunday called off their Delhi strike after chief minister Edappadi Palaniswami promised to meet their demands of drought relief and farm loan waivers. Palaniswami, who arrived in the national capital yesterday, attended the NITI Aayog meeting along with chief ministers of other states. More than 100

    READ MORE
  • Sri Lanka; Religiously, Divided0

    Religiously, Divided Sathiya Moorthy  The Sunday LeaderColombo 23 April 2017 Whatever the intention and purpose of the pollsters and the publication, ‘The Telegraph’, at least in Sri Lanka’s case, it should give and insight into the way the people and polity perceive religion The Sinhala-Buddhist majority often takes the blame for allowing religion to influence political

    READ MORE
  • Crafting Peace Theoretically: A case with Kashmir0

    “Since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defenses of peace must be constructed.” The terms Peace and Conflict are paired opposites, like light and shadow. In Enlightenment thinking, violence and conflict, seen as the greatest evils in history, were ascribed to a disorderly world. Political

    READ MORE
  • Tamil Nadu: Is AIADMK on its way out of power soon?0

    Source: Wikipedia Commons -Dr. Abdul Ruff Once, rather not very long ago, a powerful party AIADMK is now split and weakened because of one-person – Sasikala, Who sought to take over both the party and government, taking full advantage of the unexpected death of CM Jayalalithaa. Today, thanks to shock therapy treatment to the party

    READ MORE
  • India: AIADMK crisis: Fragile unity move!0

    (Panneerselvam toughens stance on merger as noose around Dinakaran tightens) -Dr. Abdul Ruff Even as the AIADMK merger efforts are in full swing some Sasikala-Dinakaran backers oppose the merger move and as before find faults with former CM O. Panneerselvam not supporting their jailed small-amma (Chinnamma) to assume power as Tamil Nadu CM and control

    READ MORE
  • The Nawaz Government and the Issue of Good Governance in Pakistan0

    Nearly after four years of rule, the Nawaz government suffered from bad management which had become the norm. An editorial aptly entitled “Bad Governance as the hallmark of PML-N rule” published in Pakistan Today on March 16, 2017, maintained that it began from the first day and continued till toady. The arbitrary hike in the

    READ MORE
  • The Mashal Khan Incident in Pakistan: A Short Analysis0

    On April 13, 2017, a mob at Mardan University in KPK tortured two students one of whom was lynched to death over rumors of blasphemy allegations. It was reported that a FIR (First Incident Report) had been registered against several suspects allegedly involved in the killing of Mashal Khan, a resident of Swabi and a

    READ MORE
  • Kulbhushan Yadav Affair and India-Pakistan Conflict0

      On April 10, 2017, a former Indian Navy officer national Kulbhushan Yadav was given the death sentence by a by an its Field General Court Martial under provisions of the Pakistan Army Act and the Official Secrets Act. Yadav can appeal the death sentence to Pakistan’s Supreme Court within 60 days. H was convicted for espionage, anti-state activities,

    READ MORE
  • Dalits Left Behind as Nepal Slowly Recovers0

    By Patrick Barron Two years ago, Nepal was hit by two devastating earthquakes. As the country still struggles to recover, evidence from research conducted by The Asia Foundation reveals that Dalits, a section of society traditionally deemed as “untouchable,” and other lower caste groups face particular barriers which have made recovery more challenging. Natural disasters

    READ MORE

SAJ on Facebook

SAJ Socials

   

Top Authors