The return of democracy in this tiny Indian Ocean nation not only constitutes a reversal for the China's much vaunted Belt and Road Initiative, but could also allow India to reassess its battered neighborhood policy
The extraordinary meeting between the two competing Karmapas in France lends a new spin to the upcoming Dharamshala Conference to choose the successor of Dalai Lama. What needs to be seen is will India allow Karmapa's return to India?
In the past five years, farmers have taken to the streets on countless occassions in an attempt to bring clear focus to the crisis of the agrarian sector and time after time the State has shown no restraint in pushing them back
Was he really in the wrong party? Vajpayee laid the foundations for the expansion of the BJP in everyway from its pro-business slant to its position towards minorities in the country
In the shadow of the US’ protectionist and inward-looking policies, a new world order is taking shape with myriad possibilities, making India inch closer towards non-alignment
India is working for a larger purpose to survive in a world where no space is envisaged for the other by an “America First” President
Pakistan army’s attempt to rebuild a war-battered Miranshah in FATA is also premised on creating a narrative and symbols that shows the presence of a foreign hand — India
Before Miranshah in Pakistan’s Waziristan was left in a state of disrepair after the Pakistan army launched a military operation — Zarb-e-Azb — in 2014 to oust the entrenched Pakistan Taliban, this frontier town had built a reputation for Pashtun assertion and the giddy romanticism of the Raj days.
A journey to Pakistan’s FATA revealed how despite the army’s attempts to revive a former frontier town, the scars left behind by the war are still far from getting healed
The day Justice Jasti Chelameswar was retiring, he made an interesting remark that highlighted the hollowness of our much-vaunted independent judiciary. He said that there are ‘Rs 1 crore lawyers’ that neither open their mouths nor take a stand. And it is these established constitutional lawyers and jurists, according to him, who have attacked him for his attempts to democratise the institution.
The future of the million Rohingyas in Bangladesh is uncertain. The government wants the community en masse to be shifted to a floating island in the middle of the Bay of Bengal. What does this mean for the stateless Rohingya? Only time will tell.
Relations between India and Pakistan do not warrant much optimism as so many times things have soured but this time, though, it could be different as the Pakistani army inserts itself in the peace process
With Trump announcing his decision to withdraw from the nuclear deal with Iran, India seems to be stuck between a rock and a hard place, especially with respect to the Chabahar port deal