Altaf Khan, University of Peshawar Following in the footsteps of the United States, the French are looking to “terrible simplifications” to solve their problems as they head to the second round of their presidential election on May 7. Polls predict that Marine Le Pen, candidate of the far-right National Front party could take 38% of
By Alphonsa Jojan The construction of a multi-purpose estuarine port in the Aghanashini – one Karnataka’s last free-flowing rivers – will result in damage to the ecosystem and the loss of traditional livelihoods. The Aghanashini river. Credit: Manjunath Bhat/Flickr, CC BY 2.0 Tadadi, Karnataka: When the tides are low at the mouth of the Aghanashini river, women
By Devika Mittal Toba Tek Singh, a town in Pakistan’s Punjab, witnessed terrible violence during Partition. However, locals have since tried to preserve an older, more syncretic legacy. The railway station at Toba Tek Singh. Credit: Umair Ahmad We in India know of Toba Tek Singh through the legendary storyteller Saadat Hassan Manto. ‘Toba Tek
An Indian Border Security Force (BSF) soldier patrols near the fenced border with Pakistan in Suchetgarh, southwest of Jammu. Credit: Reuters/Mukesh Gupta There is a farcical debate going on about how India should deal with Pakistan on the beheading episode. Amarinder Singh, the chief minister of Punjab, wants three heads. Ramdev, the yoga entrepreneur, wants 10.
Kashmir in India, which is blessed with bountiful natural beauty, has the potentials to be one of the most attractive tourist paradises in the world. People of Kashmir, known for their enterprising attributes and friendly nature, have always been receiving the tourists from all over the world with warmth and friendly attitude, making them feel
The Trump administration is taking its eyes off the ball in Afghanistan. The real threat is still al Qaeda. By Michael Kugelman On April 13, the U.S. military dropped a huge bomb on caves and tunnels used by Islamic State fighters in eastern Afghanistan. The resulting blast reverberated several miles away, reportedly killed dozens of
-Dr. Abdul Ruff Clearly, Sasikala-Dinakaran-Palanisamy trio having shabbily failed to woo the popular AIADMK faction led by former CM and the most trusted lieutenant O. Panneer Selvam have decided to fight that faction in the forthcoming local polls to showcase its popularity, if any. This explains the readiness of the opposition party DMK to gear
Ashok Alex Luke The latest controversy over the death sentence granted to an Indian national Kulbhushan Jadav on April 10th by Pakistan has once again raised tensions between the two South Asian neighbors which have blown out of proportion since the Uri attacks in September 2016. According to Pakistan’s claim, Jadhav who was arrested on