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  • Confession, Being a Mainstream Sympathizer in Kashmir0

    I belong to a family, whose guardian feeds his family without pitfalls. Every family member holds a job, fitting his/her station. Hence, all continued generally to contribute. I wedded with a long track of education, got imprinted variably by literal ideas of life and polity. The clash of ideas continued, at times I desired to

  • Gorkhas Unrest in India and Their Nepal Connections0

    By Hari Prasad Shrestha The Indian Gorkhas, Nepali speaking great warriors, have once again started their unrest and demonstrations demanding a separate state of Gorkhaland based on their language, ethnicity, and history. In the 1980s, Subhash Ghishing raised the demand for the creation of a state called Gorkhaland within India to be carved out of

  • LET MEMORIAL FOR DEAD CHINESE NOBEL LAUREATE BE BUILT ELSEWHERE, IF NOT IN CHINA0

    To the “relief” of the Chinese government and its leadership, Chinese Nobel Laureate Liu Xiaobo has passed away. With a characteristic ruthlessness that the present government of China is known for, Nobel laureate was given a sea burial, probably to ensure that there would be nothing for the world to remember about him. Even his

  • Calls for Stripping Qatar of World Cup suggests Gulf crisis at a stalemate0

    By James M. Dorsey A Saudi-UAE-led alliance has tabled a long-expected demand that world soccer body FIFA strip Qatar of its 2022 World Cup hosting rights. With little chance of FIFA acting on the demand any time soon, the move suggests that the alliance, struggling to figure a way forward amid mounting international pressure for

  • In Defence of China Pakistan Friendship and CPEC0

    By Muhammad Adil Sivia C. Christine Fair in her recent opinion article titled  Pakistan Can’t Afford China’s ‘Friendship’ has tried to muddle the clarity of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) reflective of enduring mutually beneficial friendship between the two countries. Her analysis on Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and CPEC reflects the enormous loss of

  • In Maldives, the fight again moves to court0

    N Sathiya Moorthy  13 July 2017 In a week-plus of rapid developments in Maldives, Attorney-General (AG) Mohammed Anil moved the Supreme Court, seeking to disqualify ‘defector’ MPs after 10 parliamentarians of President Abdulla Yameen’s camp of the ruling Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) signed in and made up the numbers for a no-trust motion against Speaker

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