• India: Surfeit of slogans and sub-nationalism in Bengal0

    The Daily Star June 08, 2019 Trinamool Congress has decided to undertake a door-to-door campaign with the message how Bengal and Bangla culture are different from that BJP is trying to project. Pallab Bhattacharya POST-PARLIAMENTARY elections, a battle over sub-nationalism along ideological lines is on in West Bengal between Trinamool Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party. That

  • Duel at the Shangri-La dialogue: Implications for us all0

    The Daily Star  June 08, 2019 China’s Defence Minister Wei Fenghe (left) and acting US Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan (front second right) attend the opening of the IISS Shangri-La Dialogue summit in Singapore on May 31, 2019. PHOTO: AFP Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury The Annual Jamboree of global defence leaders at the Shangri La Dialogue in

  • Pakistan And Afghanistan Leaders Hold Rare Talks0

    Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani held their first face-to-face talks on the sidelines of an annual summit of Islamic countries in Saudi Arabia on May 31. The rare interaction at the highest level is the latest sign of easing tensions in traditionally acrimonious relations between the neighbors. The animosity stems

  • Four Suspected Militants Killed By Security Forces In Indian Kashmir0

    June 07, 2019 At least four militants, including two former police officers, were killed in India-administered Kashmir on June 7 during an operation launched by the security forces, officials said. The incident occurred in the Pulwama district where India has stepped up operations since a suicide attack killed 40 paramilitary police officers in February. The

  • Pakistan’s Pashtun Crackdown Echoes Bangladesh War5

    June 07, 2019 Abubakar Siddique Pakistan is increasing its crackdown on a civil rights movement demanding security rights and accountability for alleged grave abuses against the country’s ethnic Pashtun minority. But as more leaders and activists of the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement, better known by its initials, PTM, are killed, injured, beaten, arrested or forced into

  • Escaping Death in Pakistan Only to Find More of the Same in Sri Lanka | True Story0

    | OZY 7 jUNE 2019 By Aaquib Khan Why you should care Because “safety” is sometimes a fluid concept.OZY takes to streets across the globe with a simple question: “How was your day?”In this occasional series, OZY takes to streets and neighborhoods across the globe to ask a simple question: “How was your day?” In

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  • Indian-American Hindutva believers are ecstatic about India’s court decision on Babri Masjid

    By Bhargavi Kulkarni and Suman Guha Mozumder Nov 12, 2019 The Nov. 9 verdict of the Supreme Court that granted Hindus permission to build a Ram temple at the centuries-old Ayodhya holy site, ending one of the country’s most politically-charged land disputes, has evoked a mixed reaction from Indian-Americans. The Hindu-American community and those supporting

  • India’s Narendra Modi has had a free pass from the west for too long

    Threats to minority rights and democratic norms are ignored to preserve a comforting illusion Gideon Rachman November 11 2019 The Financial Times The world’s democracies are desperate to believe in India. From Washington to Tokyo, and from Canberra to London, the country is viewed as an indispensable counterbalance to China. The two Asian giants are

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