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  • Bangladesh: ELECTION 2018 & POST-EID SPECTACLES0

    Haggling beneath the surface yields nothing fruitful Shahid Islam   20 August 2018 Beyond the pale of the ordinary folks, haggling of an inordinate vintage has been on to bring the country’s ‘extra-parliament’ main opposition party, the BNP, into an accommodative electoral fold, according to reliable sources. This months-long beneath the surface haggling yielded no substantive

  • The Sangh Sees the NRC as a Device to Target Muslims All Over India0

    For Hindutva ideologues, it is just a short step to go from declaring Muslims suspected of being Bangladeshi as ‘foreigners’ to looking at all Muslims as foreigners. Credit: PTI Ajay Gudavarthy 18/Aug/2018 The National Register of Citizens (NRC) is worrying not just because of what lies in store for the 40 lakh, people in Assam

  • The Iranian paradox made more complex by erratic US behavior0

    By Abbas Milani, opinion contributor — 08/18/18  The views expressed by contributors are their own and not the view of The Hill   © Getty Images The Iranian regime is in turmoil and its sole salvation might well be a controlled confrontation with the United States. Giddy minds, Shakespeare tells us, are best kept busy

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  • Blood and Soil in Narendra Modi’s India

    By Dexter Filkins A Reporter at Large December 9, 2019 Issue   The New Yorker  The Prime Minister’s Hindu-nationalist government has cast two hundred million Muslims as internal enemies. Prime Minister Narendra Modi presents himself as an ascetic economic visionary. He is also a hero of anti-Muslim bigots. On August 11th, two weeks after Prime

  • Arundhati Roy: It’s Hard to Communicate the Scale and the Shape of This Shadow Taking India Over

    November 28, 2019 www.democracynow.org Guests Arundhati Royaward-winning writer. She won the Booker Prize in 1997 for her first novel, The God of Small Things. Her second novel, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2017. Human rights groups are condemning the Indian government for carrying out widespread torture, extrajudicial

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