• India/Bangladesh: Signing a meaningful Teesta Treaty0

    The Daily Star July 24, 2019 by Gauri Noolkar-Oak The first step towards effective water diplomacy in India’s eastern neighbourhood Last month, shortly after the new Modi government came to power, the External Affairs Minister of India, Dr S Jaishankar, met his Bangladeshi counterpart AK Abdul Momin on the sidelines of the CICA (Conference of

  • Modi’s Success in India’s Elections: Five Factors0

    Modi’s Success in India’s Elections: Five Factors | YaleGlobal Online India as an emerging economy struggles with constrained growth and rising unemployment. Yet India’s voters handed Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party a decisive victory. Gilles Verniers, assistant professor of Political Science and co-director of the Trivedi Centre for Political Data, Ashoka

  • This Feminist Urdu Writer Wasn’t Afraid to Talk About Sex0

    By Maroosha Muzaffar 23 July 2019 Chughtai convinced her parents that she needed to attend university — and attend she did, becoming the first Indian Muslim woman to earn both a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Bachelor of Education. Why you should care A writer who was considered a bad influence on Muslim youth

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  • Sri Lanka’s Geographic Conundrum: Lessons for the Future0

    Sri Lanka is an island nation in the Indian Ocean located at the tip of the South Asian Subcontinent. Often praised as the pearl of the Indian Ocean, it’s strategically located among important sea lanes of communication that passes through strategic chokepoints including Strait of Malacca, Bay of Bengal and Gulf of Mannar. Sri Lanka

  • India fuelled Hasina’s decision to oust Yunus0

    April 6, 2019 India fuelled Hasina’s decision to oust Yunus Yunus faced Hasina’s direct ire after she returned to power in early 2009. BZ Khasru | New Delhi | April 5, 2019 The Statesman Professor Muhammad Yunus attended the Girl’s Day Gala night on March 28, 2019 at the Stand Speak Rise Up Summit in Luxembourg,

  • Bangladesh; Back to BAKSAL?0

    Bangladesh has clearly crossed the midline on the continuum between full democracy and closed autocracy, writes William Milam by William Milam April 5, 2019 According to a report carried in a Bangladeshi news service, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina ruminated about Bangladesh Krishak Sramik Awami League (BAKSAL) in an address at an award ceremony on March

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  • India and China must deepen their relations to sustain the vision of the Asian Century

    Dr. Manoj Kumar Mishra, 12 October 2019 While the second informal meeting between India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping takes place at Mamallapuram, in the Indian city of Chennai after the two leaders met last time in China’s Wuhan in April last year, some attempts need to be considered in order

  • Abrar Fahad killing: Bangladesh student was beaten for four hours

    9 October 2019 BBC Bangladesh student protests A Bangladeshi undergraduate student killed in his dormitory on Sunday days after criticising the government online was beaten for several hours before he died, witnesses told the BBC. Fellow students say Abrar Fahad was taken from his room around 20:00 (14:00 GMT) and beaten at least four hours.

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