• State polls show ‘Modi magic’ works, but only for him0

    It is a repeat of what the nation witnessed for most parts between the LS polls of 2014 and 2019, when the stars of Prime Minister Narendra Modi were on the ascendant as far as national politics went — without as much electoral benefit for the BJP, says N Sathiya Moorthy. N Sathiya Moorthy Rediff.com

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  • Modi’s Victory, A Lesson for the Congress…? Book Review0

    South Asia Journal 31 October 2019 When Mr. Narendra Modi first stepped into office as Prime Minister of India, Nilofar Suhrawardy came out with a book on him. The book, Image and Substance, Modi’s First Year in Office (2015), was first one on the subject. Her latest book on Modi’s return to power following a

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  • Alarm Bells for BJP, A Wake-Up Call for Congress!0

    by Nilofar Suhrawardy 30 October 2019 Paradoxically, despite having literally swept the 2019 parliamentary elections, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has failed to display a similar show in assembly elections held recently in states of Maharashtra and Haryana. BJP has failed to win the required number of seats to be able to form state governments in

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  • India’s Paranoia about Bangladeshi Immigration0

    October 29, 2019 Contrary to the popular myth of Hindu exodus, Bangladesh is seeing a reverse migration from India, fueling speculation that pro-India Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has imported Bengali-speaking Hindus and given them top government jobs to tighten her grip on the nation. B. Z. KHASRU | Caravan Daily For more than 100 years,

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  • Sri Lanka: Easter Attacks PSC probe: What next?0

    by N Sathiya Moorthy 29 October 2019 When Parliament appointed the PSC to probe the ‘Easter Sunday blasts’ of 21 April, no one expected it to come up with a report that could escape politicisation of every kind. Coming as it does after the President’s Commission Report on the very same incidents and also the

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  • Changing Narratives of Democracy – Afghan perspective0

    By Krishna Sharma* 29 October 2019 Bilal Wardak and Nazir Abed were both born in Afghanistan’s capital city of Kabul a year after the Taliban had taken over the helm of the rugged country of the horse traders in 1996. As soon as they became eligible to vote, they registered themselves with the Independent Election

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  • NEOLIBERALISM AND ITS ILL-DESIGNS0

    by Aaqib Mushtaq 27 October 2019 Neoliberalism is the resurgence of ideas associated with economic liberalism beginning in 1970s and 1980s, whose advocates support extensive economic liberalization, free trade and reductions in government spending in order to enhance the role of private sector in the economy. Today the term Neoliberalism is mostly used pejoratively as

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