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  • A Delicate Weave: folk singers from Western India celebrate diversity in the face of intolerance0

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    • November 30, 2017

    Zarina Sodha, from Lakhpath Kachchh, Gujarat (western India), a folk singer. Anjali Monteiro/KP Jayakrishnan Anjali Monteiro, Tata Institute of Social Sciences and Jayasankar K. P., Tata Institute of Social Sciences A Delicate Weave (Jhini Bini Chadariya), a documentary film set in Kachchh, Gujarat in Western India, traces four different musical journeys, all converging in the

  • Nepal Embarks on New Political Course0

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    • November 29, 2017

    November 29, 2017 By George Varughese Millions of Nepalis on Sunday cast their votes in the first of two-phase provincial and federal elections which will conclude on December 7. Thousands of candidates from more than 90 parties are competing for 275 seats in the new federal parliament and 550 seats in seven provincial assemblies across

  • India’s radical demonetization reform the wrong means to achieve long-term goals0

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    • November 28, 2017

    By Wang Jiamei Source:Global Times Published: 2017/11/28 While India’s abrupt demonetization of high-value banknotes in November 2016 appears to have failed to achieve the intended objective of eliminating black money, the move did have some positive impact on the digital currency sector. But whether the overall result is good or bad, it’s clear that a

  • Enhancing development through China-Myanmar economic corridor0

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    • November 28, 2017

    Illustration: Liu Rui/GT by Yan Xiaofeng Source:Global Times Published: 2017/11/28 On November 19 during his visit to Myanmar, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi proposed building an economic corridor with Myanmar. The design of the project was appreciated by State Counsellor and Union Minister for Foreign Affairs Aung San Suu Kyi who said the proposal is

  • The importance of a nation-defining speech0

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    • November 28, 2017

    Posted:Nov 25, 2017 By Anwar A. Khan Throughout the course of history there have been many famous speeches that have shaped the future of a country. For Bangladesh – that is set to observe Victory Day on December 16 –  that defining speech was on March 7, 1971, when Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the nation’s founding

  • Win at the UN is a big deal for India0

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    • November 28, 2017

    Updated:Nov 27, 2017 By Nilova Roy Chaudhury When India breached a diplomatic glass ceiling on November 20, 2017, with Justice Dalveer Bhandari’s election to the International Court of Justice, it not just knocked Britain off a pedestal, it displayed an understated maturity in its approach and showed the efficacy of concerted diplomacy. Defeating a nominee

  • Identity Formation of Muslims after Partition0

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    • November 28, 2017

    Identity has become as a general framework of today’s world politics. Ethnic, sectarian, religious and national identities are prominent in the current scenario. It is not easy to understand identity and its formation in different perspectives. In this context, the study is based on identity formation and try to sort out how identities are formed

  • Tentative Deal May See Myanmar’s Rohingya Go Home—But To What?0

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    • November 28, 2017

    November 27, 2017 | Brian Garrett-Glaser Photo: Kevin Frayer/Getty Are Bangladesh and Myanmar poised to make progress to address the refugee crisis involving hundreds of thousands of ethnic Rohingya? Maybe. The two countries signed an agreement to repatriate hundreds of thousands of Rohingya who have fled their homes in Myanmar’s Rakhine State after the latest

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  • Tackling Corruption: Why Saudi Prince Mohammed’s approach raises questions0

    By James M. Dorsey Leave aside for a moment questions of due process. Analysis of  Saudi Arabia’s three largest corporate failures explains why Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s recent moves look more like a power and asset grab than a credible effort to eradicate corruption. Dependency on government contracts was at the core of the

  • Cyber Securitization: Need of the Hour for Pakistan0

    by Ahyousha Khan November 24, 2017 Security ensures survivability of a state. No state in history has survived without securing itself. However, what is security for a state is debatable. But, most states consider they are secure if their physical boundaries are intact. Nevertheless, the invention of information technology and cyberspace has considerably changed these

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