-Dr. Abdul Ruff Clearly, Sasikala-Dinakaran-Palanisamy trio having shabbily failed to woo the popular AIADMK faction led by former CM and the most trusted lieutenant O. Panneer Selvam have decided to fight that faction in the forthcoming local polls to showcase its popularity, if any. This explains the readiness of the opposition party DMK to gear
Ashok Alex Luke The latest controversy over the death sentence granted to an Indian national Kulbhushan Jadav on April 10th by Pakistan has once again raised tensions between the two South Asian neighbors which have blown out of proportion since the Uri attacks in September 2016. According to Pakistan’s claim, Jadhav who was arrested on
By James M. Dorsey Pakistani General Raheel Sharif walked into a hornet’s nest when he stepped off a private jet in Riyadh two weeks ago to take command of a Saudi-led, 41-nation military alliance. Things have gone from bad to worse since. General Shareef had barely landed when Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman
-Dr. Abdul Ruff China, a UN veto power and the Asian giant in aspects, has been making all out efforts to become a superpower. That is the reason why the US policy of Asia pivot targeting China (and Russia) did not make any real impact. China–Pakistan relations began in 1950 when Pakistan was among the
N. S. Venkataraman Day in and day out, Modi government has been claiming that India is now one of the fast growing economies in the world and cites several reports by international agencies in support of its claim. While the statistics are impressive, there is a huge concern in the country, especially among the youth
Dr. Rajkumar Singh Introduction When India became independent in 1947, the country opted to be a democratic nation. The idea of democracy as it developed in India remained ‘contextual’ in many ways. The particular historical-social context or the contextual influences shaped the new democratic institutions in various ways. Reciprocally, social hierarchies and preference for group
“Chess is a war over the board. The object is to crush the opponent’s mind.” ~Bobby Fischer, World Chess Champion. Sheikh Hasina Wajed is known not to accept any objections or opposition, so much so that any form an opposition has disappeared out of sight from the Bangladeshi political stage. She and her party, the
“Fear cuts deeper than swords.” ― George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones by R Chowdhury 13 July 2019 Dan Brown of The Da Vinci Code fame said, “Men go far greater lengths to avoid what they fear than to obtain what they desire.” That describes Sheikh Hasina Wazed, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh today.