• At Least 200 Dead in Easter Day Attacks on Sri Lankan Churches, Hotels0

    Sunday, 21 April 2019 Easter Day bomb blasts at three Sri Lankan churches and four hotels killed at least 207 people and wounded more than 400, hospital and police officials said, following a lull in major attacks since the end of the civil war 10 years ago. Seven people were arrested and three police officers

  • Under Modi Govt, India Has Turned Into a ‘Designer Democracy’0

    Apart from designing a Hindus-as-friend versus Muslims-as-enemy distinction, there is trickery and deception in BJP’s portrayal of Modi as the only choice to lead India. Irfan AhmadPolitics19/Apr/2019 Everyone curious about the 2019 election process senses it as a radically different, even an unusual, phenomenon. However, they are uncertain what name to give it. Designer democracy

  • Indian elections: Gandhi has changed, but Modi is ahead0

    Modi has made mistakes on the economic front, but his key rival Rahul Gandhi has been unable to capitalize on them By Saikat Datta 20 April 2019 In one of the youngest countries in the world, jobs should be a major issue in every election. But in 2019, as incumbent Prime Minister Narendra Modi makes


  • Afghanistan; The Bloody atmosphere continues0

      by Sidiqullah Sahel  * August 2019 Italian Historian, Diplomat, Politician and the writer of Renaissance period Niccolo Machiavelli held that “Human nature is to glorify past cry over present and hope for a better and bright future”. His theory of human nature applies and suits the conditions of many countries in the world. Even

  • Sri Lanka: ‘Transactional approach’ to India relations persists, still0

    N Sathiya Moorthy  8 August 2018   The off-again-on-again buoyancy in the bilateral relations with the Indian neighbour notwithstanding, Sri Lanka’s approach in this regard has ab initio been stymied by successive governments’  ‘transactional attitude’, which makes for mistrust rather than and confidence-building. While Sri Lanka and Sri Lankans can go back in contemporary history to argue how

  • Pakistan-Iran relations: India factor0 by Venita Christopher      8 August 2018 Pakistan and Iran’s relationship has been evolving. The relationship between the two states deteriorated after the Iranian revolution, the ties improved when the two countries signed the Free Trade Agreement in 1999. Today, both states have come together to bring stability in Afghanistan and to overcome

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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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