• The Water Crisis In Chennai, India: Who’s To Blame And How Do You Fix It?1

    July 18, 2019 LAUREN FRAYER One of Chennai’s biggest reservoirs, Chembarambakkam Lake, is now a cracked, windswept mud flat. There are swarms of insects as big as hummingbirds, stray goats nibbling at dust-coated shrubs and what look like a few water buffalo — but no water. A massive pipe that’s supposed to carry water into

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    By Mat Nashed 5 August 2019 OZY WHY YOU SHOULD CARE Nations are increasingly violating international law and returning refugees to war zones.  The border crisis isn’t only about the West. This OZY original series captures how migration is reshaping many societies. “I’m not fine at all. I’m dying in Libya.” Muhammad Hafees sent me the message from a Libyan

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  • India: Wondering how Amit Shah dismantled #Article370 so fast and furiously? Read this0

    By Meghnad S| Aug 5, 2019  Narendra Modi’s government has used its historical mandate to spring the first big surprise of this term and it was targeted at the state of Jammu & Kashmir: a sensitive state where surprises like these might lead to ugly consequences. On Monday, the government scrapped Article 370 of the Constitution,


  • Asia’s version of Palestine emerging in Bangladesh0

    Rohingya refugees are being courted by Middle East and South Asia extremist groups, a dynamic that could turn Bangladesh’s overflowing camps into a new vortex of regional instability By Bertil Lintner Chiang Mai, December 24, 2018 Rohingya refugees wait roadside for aid at Thaingkhali makeshift refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, September 14, 2017. Photo:

  • Sri Lanka: UNP back to playing the presidential ball game within, all over again0

    N Sathiya Moorthy  24 December 2018  Conventional political wisdom has it that when the Opposition is weak, whatever the reason and circumstances, the inevitable and inherent strains within a ruling party or coalition have to come out in the open. This seems to be becoming true of the ‘ruling’ UNP with those attached to Prime

  • India trying to reduce Chinese influence on Maldives0

    Hits 173 Extends USD 1.4 Bn budgetary support By JK Verma    24 December 2018 New Delhi. 23 December 2018. Prime Minister Modi, after meeting visiting President Mohamed Ibrahim Solih of Republic of Maldives, announced that “India will extend financial assistance of $1.4 billion to the Maldives in the form of budgetary support, currency swap agreements

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  • Security Threats in South Asia: China’s Revised Assessment

    by Mian Hameed 1 June 2020 Wisdom in my younger life was an unknown entity to me. In due course, I was able to fine-tune a process to gain wisdom. Though I am of no consequence here, the wisdom of the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi has implications for India. Here, I will not


    By: Barrister Pirzada Aurang Zaib 27 May 2020 ‘You are free to go to your temples; you are free to go to your mosques or to any other place of worship in this state of Pakistan. You may belong to any religion or caste or creed that has nothing to do with the business of

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