• The Fallen Buddha Statues in Bamiyan0

    March 3, 2012 by Lina Rozbih-Haidari, Special to the Diplomatic Courier The monumental statues of Buddha in Bamiyan were destroyed by dynamite over several weeks, starting on March 2, 2001, carried out in different stages. Initially, the statues were fired at for several days using anti-aircraft guns and artillery. This caused severe damage, but did

  • Does America have a caste system?0

    Subramanian Shankar, University of Hawaii January 26, 2018 In the United States, inequality tends to be framed as an issue of either class, race or both. Consider, for example, criticism that Republicans’ new tax plan is a weapon of “class warfare,” or accusations that the recent U.S. government shutdown was racist. As an India-born novelist

  • Even with a Harvard pedigree, caste follows ‘like a shadow’0

    WGBH News March 05, 2019 By Phillip Martin This article is part one of the “Caste in America” series. This series was supported by funding from the Pulitzer Center and produced in partnership with WGBH. Like many migrants to America from India, Suraj Yengde is well-educated. At 30, he has a doctorate and a masters of

  • Chinese Envoy Offered Rohingya Money to Return to Myanmar: Sources0

    By Kamran Reza Chowdhury and Sunil Barua on Mar 05, 2019 04:01 pm A Chinese government delegation met Rohingya Muslims in Bangladesh, promising each refugee up to U.S. $6,000 if they returned to Rakhine state in Myanmar, a Bangladeshi official and refugee leaders said Tuesday. Sun Gouxiang, China’s special envoy for Asian Affairs, met with

  • India, Russia To Sign $3 Billion Nuclear Sub Deal This Week0

    India and Russia are set to sign a $3 billion lease agreement for a nuclear-powered attack sub on March 7, according to local media reports. By Franz-Stefan GadyMarch 05, 2019        India and Russia are expected to conclude an intergovernmental agreement for a 10-year lease of a Russian nuclear-powered attack submarine (SSN) this week. The deal, estimated to

  • Bangladesh: Democracy reduced to elections: Arundhati0

    Talk held in city finally Monwarul Islam | New Age  Mar 05, 2019 Writer and activist Arundhati Roy and photographer and activist Shahidul Alam raise their clenched fists symbolising determination to continue their fight for people’s rights at a talks at MIDAS Centre in Dhaka on Tuesday. — Abdullah Apu Democracy has been reduced to elections


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  • Counting to Segregate: Behind Assam’s National Register of Citizens (NRC)

    On 31 August, India released the final iteration of the National Register of Citizens (NRC), a list of “genuine Indian citizens” that is being updated on order of the Supreme Court. The final version, which comes after two preliminary drafts published in 2017 and 2018, identified close to 1.9 million as “illegal immigrants”. The second

  • The Kashmiri narrative

    Columbia Journalism Review by Rozina Ali August 28, 2019 In mid-February, a young man named Adil Ahmed Dar killed 44 Indian paramilitary officers in a suicide bombing in Kashmir’s Pulwama district. It was the deadliest attack against Indian soldiers in three decades. Dar was from a local village, but the militant group that claimed responsibility

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