• How did Hindus become Hindu and why Hindutva is not Hinduism0

    by Devdan Chaudhuri Hindutva is not a religious idea, but a far-right political ideology, just as Zionism is the far right political ideology of Judaism. May we never hate each other. The Katha Upanishad The aim of this essay is to recover the true history and real meaning of key words, which have got muddled

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  • Turning our back on the Rohingya genocide: ‘But this is so un-Australian!’0

    by Adil Khan 20 October 2017 Rohingyas fleeing persecution in Myanmar in an unstable boat and bad weather (Image Jordi Bernabeu Farrús/Flickr CC 2.0) The Turnbull Government has refused to condemn the horrific humans rights abuses by the Burmese military against the Rohingyar people, writes former U.N. senior policy manager Professor M. Adil Khan. One of Myanmar’s

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  • Making voting both simple and secure is a challenge for democracies0

    Making voting both simple and secure is a challenge for democracies The US compares relatively poorly with equivalent countries when it comes to voter registration. Reuters/Bria Hall Pippa Norris, Harvard University; Sarah Cameron, University of Sydney, and Thomas Wynter, University of Sydney Recent elections around the world have raised concerns about the procedures used for

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  • Demonetization and GST: Is not Indian economy failing under Modi government?0

    -Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal ———- Apparently, Indian PM Modi has managed to pump into Indian mindset, badly crushed by the Congress era corruption cum arrogance, a lot of empty optimism as he fed the people with empty promises. He knows that mere promises but with conviction are enough to get their votes, in the absence

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  • The Xiamen Bonhomie: Underscoring BRICS Triumphalism and Pragmatism0

    The Ninth BRICS Summit at Xiamen, China on 4 September 2017 has surprised the whole world with an unprecedented outcome. There were imaginations across the world of two major leaders of India and China not even seeing each other and exchanging pleasantries. The meet has surpassed and astounded even the expectation of the policymakers, thinkers,

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  • Anti-government statements, not sedition: Indian Supreme Court!0

    -Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal _____ Today most governments are increasingly intolerant of the public criticism of their misgovernance and corruption. The critics are attacked – India claiming to be the largest secular democracy in the world suffers badly on that count. Many critics face notorious seduction charges and are in jail because of their conviction

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  • Nuclear Politics and Strategy in South Asia0

    by Asma Khalid Strategic framework of South Asia is comprised of the bipolar equation between India-Pakistan, inter-connected with Regional Security complex and other Major Powers. It is considered that in South Asia: peace and stability being with a Nuclear weapon. Nuclear arsenals are characterized as the great equalizer and ultimate tool to counter adversary’s present

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