• Modi’s politicization of security could backfire0

    India’s PM Narendra Modi. Photo: Reuters/ Danish Ismail The BJP is trying to shift public attention from economic woes to national security for the upcoming election ByShivam Vij 5 March 2019 India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is making every effort possible to turn the forthcoming general election into a ballot on national security. The

  • No proof India shot down Pakistan F-160

    Pakistan soldiers next to what appears to be the wreckage of an Indian fighter jet shot down in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir near the Line of Control on February 27, 2019. Photo: AFP/STR Rumors that the son of a Pakistani Air Marshal was shot down in his F-16 were untrue BySaikat Datta | Kunwar Khuldune Shahid 5

  • JF-17, not F-16, used in air combat: report – Newspaper – DAWN.COM0

    Anwar Iqbal March 04, 2019 WASHINGTON: Apparently, it was a JF-17 fighter jet that brought down an Indian warplane in Azad Jammu and Kashmir last week, says a CNN report as an American diplomat said Washington wanted to know if Pakistan used a US-built F-16 jet to shoot the plane. The JF-17 is a Chinese-designed


  • South African Corruption with Indian Flavor0

    Jacob Zuma resigned as the President of South Africa on 14th February after days of defying orders from the ruling African National Congress to leave office. This came on the eve of a no-confidence vote against him in the parliament. The 75 year old Zuma’s resignation in a televised address to the nation ended an


    by N.S. Venkataraman     23/2/2018 After the conclusion of the much publicised week-long visit of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to India and as he settles down in the aircraft for his return trip to Canada, Prime minister Justin Trudeau should be wondering as to why his visit to India virtually became an anti-climax. The

  • “An entire generation lost”: Analysing the true casualties of war in Afghanistan0

    by Anant Mishra     23/2/2018 Introduction A vicious cycle of “violence, ignorance, seclusion, ethnic conflicts, and socio-economic instability”, resulted in the loss of an entire generation in Afghanistan; furthermore, failure of international communities, global aid organizations, think tanks and international political institutions such as the UN, to timely and adequately assist the Afghan masses could potentially

  • Modi should ban all elections in India0

    by Gaurav Tyagi   21/2/2018 Western-style democracy is effective when a country’s population is highly educated and possesses mature and rational thinking. Nehru after independence from the British rule in 1947 wrongly provided “universal adult suffrage” without facilitating the basic educational standard of India. This policy of giving voting rights to a largely illiterate, semi-literate population


    by F R Chowdhury     21/2/2018 Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) has been ruled by military dictators for a long time. In today’s world it is difficult for such a military government to stand at par with the governments of other civilized democratic countries. As the time went on, pressure started mounting on the military


    by N.S. Venkataraman    21/2/2018 Indians living in India and abroad as well as those familiar with the banking operations in the world were shocked when the huge scandal in the Government of India owned Punjab National Bank came out in the open. The entire country is now looking to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi

ISSN 2471-9501 (print)

ISSN 2471-951X (online)


  • Bangladesh: The manuscript of a forbidden history

    Bangladesh government’s Year of Mujib begins this Friday (January 10th). The authorities will do all they can to stop the publication of history critical of the country’s independence leader. Pinaki Bhattacharya January 9, 2020 In 2013, I read the book India after Gandhi by Ramchandra Guha. By then I had written a book, Sonali Banglar Rupali Kotha, on the

  • Telling good lies: Digital rhetoric and rumor in Bangladesh

    by Sayeed Al-Zaman 15 February 2020 How to convince people? Thousands of ways might be there but with a single instrument, that is language. Pursuing others using speech was thought be an art in the Classical Greece: they named it “rhetoric”. Yet, some thinkers like Plato, who was discontented with rhetoric and designated it as

Special Issue

SAJ on Facebook

SAJ Socials