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  • Water crisis spells misery for Bangladeshi villagers0

    Stephan Uttom, Khulna, and Rock Ronald Rozario, Dhaka, Bangladesh April 9, 2019 Water, water everywhere, Nor any drop to drink” — the verse from Samuel Coleridge’s famous The Rime of the Ancient Mariner could describe the life of Komola Mondol, a villager on the coast of southern Bangladesh. Born in Satkhira district, the 46-year-old Hindu

  • Highway Ban in Kashmir Sparks Outrage, Comparisons With Israel0

    Leaders from across party lines have slammed the order and urged the government to withdraw it. Only the army and paramilitary convoys are being allowed. Credit: Firdous Qadri Umar Lateef Misgar 7 April 2019 Anantnag: The banning of civilian vehicular movement on the 270-kilometre stretch from Udhampur to Baramulla districts of National Highway 44 in Kashmir

  • Sri Lanka given two-year deadline to probe war claims0

    by Quintos Uintus Colombage, Negombo, Sri Lanka 5 April 2019 Then U.N. secretary-general Ban Ki-moon carries a four-month-old baby at the resettlement village of Veeman Kamam on the Jaffna Peninsula on Sept. 2, 2016. He was wrapping up a two-day visit to Sri Lanka seven years after the end of its decades-long Tamil separatist war.

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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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