• A 21st Century Approach in Empowering Women and Minorities in India

    A 21st Century Approach in Empowering Women and Minorities in India0

    Former Austrian Foreign Minister Ursula Plassnik agreed: “It’s not just China and India — it’s women who are the emerging power of the 21st century!” Introduction Equality of men and women are a question of human rights and a prerequisite for social justice. The Government of India had ushered in the new millennium by declaring

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  • Political Participation of the Indian Diaspora in the United Kingdom

    Political Participation of the Indian Diaspora in the United Kingdom0

    Emigration is a worldwide trend. According to the latest reports published by the United Nations, around 244 million people, i.e., 3.3% of the total population of world has emigrated to some other countries. The strength of Diaspora has been increasing more rapidly than the population itself. If migrants were a nation then they would have

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  • WHAT STRATEGY FOR MODI GOVERNMENT IN KASHMIR?

    WHAT STRATEGY FOR MODI GOVERNMENT IN KASHMIR?0

    Indian media reports events in Kashmir these days, as if it is describing a cricket match, counting the death score every day. What is conspicuous is while the media reports the death score of the agitators, it is silent as far as the sufferings and death amongst the personnel in Kashmir police and Indian army

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  • Maldives: Re-evaluating and re-positioning Maumoon Gayoom

    Maldives: Re-evaluating and re-positioning Maumoon Gayoom0

    Reports that at least seven or eight of the 53-member ruling Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM)-Maldives Development Alliance (MDA) combine in the 85-seat Parliament defied President Abdulla Yameen leadership’s whip to vote in favour of some controversial legislative measures in recent days should make Maldivian-watchers sit up. After two instances of alliance-partner Gasim Ibrahim’s Jumhooree

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  • Maldives: Recalibrating ‘India first’ policy?

    Maldives: Recalibrating ‘India first’ policy?0

    In his maiden overseas visit after becoming the Maldives Foreign Minister, Dr. Mohamed Asim said that the choice flowed from his nation’s India first policy. A career diplomat with a PhD in Politics and International Relations from Australian National University (ANU), Asim was Maldives’ High Commissioner to Bangladesh before President Abdulla Yameen named him the Foreign Minister

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  • India-Pakistan ties: Let rhetoric not overshadow reality

    India-Pakistan ties: Let rhetoric not overshadow reality0

    In the past few weeks, relations between India and Pakistan seem to have hit rock bottom. Due to the prevailing tensions between both countries, India’s Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will not attend the SAARC Finance Ministers Conclave on August 25th and 26th. Finance Secretary Shakti Kanta Das will be representing India. While the overall focus

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  • “Dusk To Dawn” Tells A Personal View Of The Partition

    “Dusk To Dawn” Tells A Personal View Of The Partition0

    Book review: Dusk to Dawn, by Brajinder Kaur Dhillon The ‘Dusk to Dawn’ of Brajinder is not simply Brajinder Kaur Dhillon’s autography but a pioneer work of literary art on the politico-cultural tradition of sub-continent of India. The last century was widely known of exiles, émigrés and phenomenon of uproot. During India’s partition those who were living

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  • Love in the time of Salafism

    Love in the time of Salafism0

    “I love it – It’s my dream country, Hendustan”, an Iranian girl I met in Kashan once told me, thinking I am Indian, which I am, of course, in the anthropological sense of the word. “Why is that?” I asked her, looking appropriately bashful so as to keep up the illusion of an appropriated identity,

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  • How the Bangladesh government is making religious violence more likely

    How the Bangladesh government is making religious violence more likely0

    On July 1, Islamic State-backed militants opened fire in the Holey Artisan Bakery in Dhaka, Bangladesh. After a standoff that lasted almost 12 hours, the six gunmen and 22 hostages were dead. This isn’t the first time Bangladesh has suffered from religiously motivated slayings. Since the start of 2015, militants have killed six secular bloggers and

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  • Why dropping “West” from “West Bengal” is a blow to our identity

    Why dropping “West” from “West Bengal” is a blow to our identity0

    Bengal without the prefix tries to invent a wholly-contained make-believe identity. The West Bengal state Cabinet has decided to drop West from the state’s official name and make it either Bongo or Bangla (and Bengal in English). The trigger for this renaming is the long-time problem that West Bengal faces at meetings convened by the

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  • IS THE STRIKE BY BANK UNIONS IN INDIA JUSTIFIED ?

    IS THE STRIKE BY BANK UNIONS IN INDIA JUSTIFIED ?0

    Nine bank unions joined together and organized a nation wide strike on 29th July,2016, which crippled the banking operations all over India. After the one day strike, the bank unions claimed that around one million bank employees joined the strike and it was a grand success. What do these unions mean by  success?  Do they

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  • Story of the Less Talked About Gender

    Story of the Less Talked About Gender0

    Something old, something new, something unconventional, something … transgendered? Racial equality. Religious freedom. Freedom of speech. These are the social justice issues that often come to mind when we speak of human rights. On the international stage, rights for certain communities are often disregarded. The transgender people in the developing world are one such example.

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  • Some Effective Measures to Counter Terrorism in Bangladesh

    Some Effective Measures to Counter Terrorism in Bangladesh0

    Politicians and law-enforcers in Bangladesh, from time to time, hype up both panic and complacency by publicizing the following: “terrorists everywhere” or “no terrorists anywhere”, in the country. The ambivalence is counterproductive to counterterrorism (CT) operation. The first and foremost requirement for effective CT is understanding of terrorism per se, that terrorists are not mindless

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  • China’s efforts to legitimize its nominee as the 11th Panchen Lama in Tibet

    China’s efforts to legitimize its nominee as the 11th Panchen Lama in Tibet3

    It is reported that Baingen Erdini Qoigyijabu who was recognized (appointed) by Chinese government as the 11t h Panchen Lama, started the Kalachakra ritual, which is a holy ritual and important rite for Buddhists for activating dormant enlightenment. The fact is that Baingen Erdini Qoigyijabu, a 25 year old man now, took over the position of 11th Panchen Lama with the

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