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  • VISUAL MEDIA IN INDIA WHIPPING MOB FURY AND TURNING NEGATIVE– SHOULD IT BE CHECKED?3

    N. S. Venkataraman Most of the television media in India are owned by political parties or politically affiliated groups or businessmen. This is so in the case of English TV media as well as regional media in various languages. In the choice of the news and visual scenes that are telecast , the priority is

  • A Day to remember: Kashmir Bi-election 20172

      “The worst thing that can happen in a democracy-as well as in an individual’s life – is to become cynical about the future and lose hope”. George Bernard Shaw in one of his beautiful sayings tries to sum up the meaning of election. To quote Shaw “An election is a moral horror, as bad

  • Why India does not want the Unites States to mediate in India-Pakistan parley?0

    United Nations General Assembly during its 70th session in September, 2015 By Maria Amjad US ambassador to the United Nations (UN) Nikki Haley in remarks at a news conference on Monday, 3rd April 2017, said that the United States is concerned about the current India-Pakistan impasse and would like to “find its place” in moves to

  • Dalai Lama’s visit to Arunachal makes China see red0

    By Nilova Roychaudhury The Dalai Lama’s visit to Northeast India’s Arunachal Pradesh state has sparked a fresh round of India-China diplomatic tensions, with Beijing threatening “serious” consequences and New Delhi asserting that the visit was a “purely religious” one with no political motives. India also asked China not to interfere in its internal affairs. The

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  • Sri Lanka: Will Rajapaksa Return?

    Sri Lanka: Will Rajapaksa Return?0

      It was hopped that the Madamulana Reich had fallen and that a new leader had come to power as I predicted moment after the announcement was made by a then minister, now the President, of his willingness to be the Common Candidate. Defeating the Rajapaksa administration, or Madamulana ‘Reich’ was the result of collective

  • India’s Journey of Emissions Reduction in 2015

    India’s Journey of Emissions Reduction in 20150

      The Policy Outlook Indian policymakers have long used India’s poverty as an excuse to not take concrete action on climate change. Limiting carbon emissions is a costly proposition, they argue, and these costs will impede development and push the common man further into poverty. As a result, unlike the developed countries of the west,

  • Strengthening Right to Information in South Asia

    Strengthening Right to Information in South Asia0

    All eyes were on Kathmandu last week as Nepal hosted the 18th annual SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) Summit from Nov. 22-27, 2014. The annual meeting, convening the heads of state of the eight member nations – Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka – focused this year on the

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