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.
The whole set of circumstances surrounding Rajapaksa’s swearing-in suggest not the way a change of government ought to occur in a democracy, but the sharp practices associated with a constitutional coup, which is likely to lead to a constitutional crisis. New Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa speaks to his supporters at his residence in Medamulana July 1, 2015. Credit: Reuters/Dinuka Liyanawatte/Files.
CROSSOVER EVENT Mueller’s investigators examined a series of meetings between an Israeli social media strategist, the general blamed for Jamal Khashoggi’s murder, and Trump adviser Michael Flynn. Betsy Woodruff, Erin Banco 10.25.18 exclusive Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast Gen. Ahmed al-Assiri, the Saudi intelligence chief taking the fall for the murder of journalist Jamal
Kamran Reza Chowdhury Dhaka 2018-10-25 Photojournalist Shahidul Alam gestures as he is removed from a vehicle by policemen for a court appearance in Dhaka, Aug. 6, 2018. AFP Bangladesh’s High Court has yet to hold a hearing on photographer Shahidul Alam’s fifth bail request, after weeks of repeated postponements and denials. Alam, one of South
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