• Drone Attack Threatens Global Oil Supplies0

    • Blog
    • September 16, 2019

    By The Maritime Executive 2019-09-15 A drone attack on two of Saudi Aramco’s oil facilities in Saudi Arabia on Saturday has threatened global oil supplies. Saudi Aramco emergency crews contained fires at its plants in Abqaiq and Khurais as a result of the terrorist attacks which have resulted in production suspension of 5.7 million barrels

  • An Indian journalist’s struggle for a free media0

    • Blog
    • September 16, 2019

    Ravish Kumar wins Magsaysay Award for his efforts to preserve and promote critical, socially responsible journalism Mark Saludes India September 16, 2019 In the age of instant information via social media, an Indian journalist has been working to create a “space for ethical journalism” in the so-called mainstream media. For his “people-centered reporting,” Ravish Kumar

  • Kashmir-Government Detains Farooq Abdullah Under Draconian PSA0

    • Blog
    • September 16, 2019

    The former chief minister had been under house arrest since August 5. The Wire Staff 16 September 2019 New Delhi: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah, currently a member of the Lok Sabha, has been detained under the Public Safety Act. The PSA allows detention for up to two years


  • Tradition defies the Law. Ancient Hindu practice called Chhaupadi0

    by Laabhesh Thapa 15 September 2019 The ancient Hindu practice called Chhaupadi is an example of religious belief which has edge over the law the deeply rooted belief   states that menstrual blood is impure. This practice is one of the form of seclusion of women from the society, social consequences of this pure-impure   binary is

  • Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2019 passed by the Lower House of the Indian Parliament0

    by Ashna D and Arya Warrier 15 September 2019 The Lower House of the Indian Parliament, the Lok Sabha, passed the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2019 in August by a voice vote. [1] The Bill places a blanket ban on all forms of commercial surrogacy, promotes a model of altruistic surrogacy and imposes penal sanctions on

  • India Amidst the Follies of a Winnable Nuclear War0

    by M Waqas Jan 14 September 2019 As tensions between India and Pakistan simmer over the deteriorating situation in Kashmir, the ever-present specter of nuclear war continues to dominate present discourse. This has been apparent in the way both India and Pakistan have continued to leverage the threat of using nuclear weapons at each other,

  • Maldives: ‘Designation’ brings US ‘terror-war’ closer?0

    By ‘designating’ Mohamed Ameen a ‘key leader for ISIS’, Washington may have taken the ‘global war on terror’ to the southern Indian Ocean neighbourhood.   N Sathiya Moorthy 13 September 2019  By ‘designating’ 35-year-old Maldivian Mohamed Ameen a ‘key leader for ISIS’, Washington may have taken the all-but-forgotten US-led ‘global war on terror’ to the southern Indian Ocean

  • The Craze for Cricket in Graceless Society in Bangladesh0

    by Taj Hashmi 12 September 2019 One may or may not like cricket – not the worm, but the game – or even, could be someone like a typical Frenchman or woman who doesn’t understand the game, or pretends he/she doesn’t have any clues as to what British men (and now women too) do with

  • What Implications will Climate Change have on South Asia?0

    by Inoka Perera 11 September 2019 Over many centuries, South Asia has been grappling over strengthening its national security, sovereignty and territorial integrity defining security purely in terms of military might, self help, balancing and bandwagoning against opposing threats whereas today, the region is challenged by security threats that neither military nor weapons proliferation can

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  • Counting to Segregate: Behind Assam’s National Register of Citizens (NRC)

    On 31 August, India released the final iteration of the National Register of Citizens (NRC), a list of “genuine Indian citizens” that is being updated on order of the Supreme Court. The final version, which comes after two preliminary drafts published in 2017 and 2018, identified close to 1.9 million as “illegal immigrants”. The second

  • The Kashmiri narrative

    Columbia Journalism Review by Rozina Ali August 28, 2019 In mid-February, a young man named Adil Ahmed Dar killed 44 Indian paramilitary officers in a suicide bombing in Kashmir’s Pulwama district. It was the deadliest attack against Indian soldiers in three decades. Dar was from a local village, but the militant group that claimed responsibility

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