• Maharashtra: Cleared of terror charges after 25 years, 11 men look to rebuild a lifetime lost0

    This terse verdict on February 27 ended a legal battle that the 11 Muslim men, including a PhD holder, a six-time municipal councillor, three doctors and an engineer, from Bhusawal, fought to free themselves of terror charges for 25 years. Written by ZEESHAN SHAIKH March 7, 2019 “This court finds you innocent.” The five words by

  • Our Captured, Wounded Hearts0

    By deploying the IAF, Narendra Modi has ensured that Kashmir is conclusively internationalised Arundhati Roy. Photo: Collected Arundhati Roy 7 March 2019 With his reckless “pre-emptive” airstrike on Balakot in Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inadvertently undone what previous Indian governments, almost miraculously, succeeded in doing for decades. Since 1947 the Indian government has

  • China and Saudi Arabia Converge on Pakistan0

    Pakistan received substantial US military and financial aid since 2001, and the Trump administration canceled those payments in 2018, with the president suggesting that the country doesn’t “do anything for us.” Pakistan still has support from China, an ally since 1962, and Saudi Arabia also steps forward to invest. The benefactors have two goals in


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  • Post-Trump World: Is Democracy Dying in America As Well?

    by Taj Hashmi      22 January 2021 We know it’s fashionable to hypothesize that democracy is “dying” in the post-Cold War world. It’s true not only for some of the postcolonial democracies in the Third World and some “new democracies” Eastern Europe, but of late, seemingly, it’s also true about the United States. I

  • Year-end review: Emerging Challenges for South Asia

      by Rajesh Kumar Sinha       3 January 2020 The year 2020 has just ended. The year has been extremely calamitous for the whole world. Especially, the pandemic Corona Virus has created such an unfortunate state where economies, infrastructure, loss of lakhs of lives, job losses, and uncertainty has gripped the whole of humanity.

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