• India and West Asia: Cultural Roots and Contemporary Relevance0

    In fact, the cultural roots between India and West Asia point towards some of the stark similarities between them because no other country in the Asian continent have had as long and sustained historical engagement with the West Asia as that of India and that underlines the significance of present day relevance of their mutual

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  • Of Cultural Nationalism, Media and Cinema: Contesting Baahubali0

    “The shifts in the Indian film Industry from soft love and social stories to Nationalist Movies have significantly harmed the ethos of cultural and religious harmony in society.” Nation and Nationalism are and has always remained a foremost discourse in Hindi films. In fact, from 1950 onwards Hindi cinema has played a significant role in

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  • President Putin calls for Eurasia integration!0

    Dr. Abdul Ruff The loss of a mighty Soviet empire stills haunts Russians, their leaders. Russian President Putin has not made any secret of his anguish and anger over the sudden disintegration of Soviet Union that made Russia a less important super power. Initially, Putin worked hard to rebuild the Soviet state but could not

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  • Two conferences spotlight Muslim world’s struggle to counter militancy0

    By James M. Dorsey Two conferences this week spotlight the Muslim world’s struggle to come to grips with extremism and militancy. The conferences, the Arab-Islamic-American summit in Riyadh and a gathering in East Java of youth leaders of Nahdlatul Ulama (NU), the world’s largest Muslim movement, laid bare the difficulty of reforming cultures in the

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  • Injustice of Kashmir: Exposing Fallacy of India’s Democracy0

    Tooba Gardezi We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights,  that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights,  governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of

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  • Modi Visit, A Measured New Step0

    N Sathiya Moorthy Independent of expectations and anxieties to the contrary, the recent Sri Lanka visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was a measured, new step in bilateral relations over the past several decades. By responding in the right and adequate manner, without overdoing either the welcome or the anticipated protests to Modi visit,

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  • NEED TO IMPROVE JOB SKILLS TO REDUCE JOBLESSNESS IN INDIA0

    India adds over 10 million new employees to the workforce every year. This is equivalent to roughly the entire population of the Czech Republic or Portugal. The government of India promised 20 million jobs annually three years back, while the reality is that 1 to 2 percent of the government’s target has been achieved. The

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