Highway project poses grave danger to Himalayas: a multimedia report The Char Dham highway project to connect four Hindu shrines has become contentious, with local residents and environmentalists saying that it endangers the fragile mountain ecosystem Hridayesh Joshi, October 25, 201 Suraj Singh Ramola stared at his ruined farmland at the gateway to four important
TASLIMA NASREEN 27 October, 2018 Women devotees protest against the Supreme Court verdict on the entry of women of all ages into the Sabarimala Lord Ayyappa Temple | PTI For women, fight for independence is much more important than entry to temples like Sabarimala. The protests against the Supreme Court Sabarimala temple order
BY SLOK GYAWALI 26 OCTOBER 2018 The World Hindu Congress in Chicago and the Hindu right’s plans to rebrand their ideology. Delegates at the 2018 World Hindu Congress in Chicago, US. Photo: worldhinducongress.org Were it not for the statuette of a cow outside the adjoining Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse, it would be impossible to distinguish the Westin
BY FRENY MANECKSHA 15 OCTOBER 2018 The harsh light of Kashmir reflected in new fiction Photo: Kashmir Global / Flickr In the mounting heap of blood-soaked images, I have a recurrent dream about Kashmir: a night filled with desolation and toxic smoke. I hear women wailing in the distance. The ground is abysmal and shaky. The
Running a joint India-China program to train Afghan diplomats may be good for projecting China as a benign power, but it is a far cry from initiating a joint economic project in Afghanistan, writes Lt Gen Prakash Katoch (Retd.) for South Asia Monitor By Lt Gen Prakash Katoch (retd) OCT 24, 2018 The informal summit between
In Bangladesh, it is easy to find many such stories of superficial development. Development cannot be sustained in the long term because it takes place using substandard material, mainly due to corruption and lack of good governance, writes Minhazur Rahman Rezvi for South Asia Monitor By Minhazur Rahman Rezvi OCT 22, 2018 Development means positive change.
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
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