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India Isolated in Asia - The China-Pakistan-Russia Troika

  0 comments   |     by EDITORIAL on 03, March 2017

The China-Pakistan-Russia Troika has emerged on the South Asian geopolitical scene in 2016 with undisguised contours and political signalling emerges as India is beginning to feel the heat of strategic isolation. Chinese economic inroad is emerging in Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Myanmar. Nepal has been playing ‘China card’ with India and one should not be surprised if Banglades

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Kashmir - Human Rights - The Role of the Indian Government

  0 comments   |     by EDITORIAL on 28, February 2017

The role of the Indian government and the Indian army in the liberation of Bangladesh is well documented and is much trumpeted about particularly by right wing politicians and some former senior army officials in the full glare of television channels. It would be a denial of truth to say that Pakistan is not reciprocating by aiding and abetting the Azadi lovers of Kashmir. Such is the

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Illegal Arrest of human Rights Activists in India

  0 comments   |     by EDITORIAL on 23, February 2017

London Institute of South Asia strongly condemns the illegal, unprovoked and malevolent arrest by the Telangana police of a 7-member team of lawyers, journalists and human rights activists belonging to the Telangana Democratic Forum and other organisations on Christmas Day 25th December, 2016 at Dummagudam village of Bhadrachalam District of Telangana who were planning to visit Chhattisgarh to

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Lifting the Veil over BJP’s Digital Army

  1 comments   |     by M.R. Narayan Swamy on 17, February 2017

Book Review: “ I am a Troll: Inside the Secret World of BJP’s Digital Army”; Author: Swati Chaturvedi; Publisher: Juggernaut; Pages: 171; Price: Rs 250  “Why does the PM of India alone among world leaders follow some of his country’s worst online abusers?” Journalist Swati Chaturvedi asks this damning question an

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Corruption as a Virtue - Looking at the State of Affairs Prevailing

  0 comments   |     by By Moa Jamir on 16, February 2017

Looking at the state of affairs prevailing in our society in the recent past, a measured conclusion can be drawn that corruption and self-interest have become a virtue in the Naga society. Corruption is a global phenomenon. Humankind since ‘time immemorial’ has failed to hit upon a perfect antidote to free itself from its menacing grip. Only the prevalence varies.  Conc

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Depressing Uncertainty: Nagaland

  0 comments   |     by Dr. Asangba Tzüdir on 15, February 2017

 In the aesthetics of ‘beauty,’ certainty is beautiful while uncertainty is romantic. Conversely,the Nagas are going through a certain kind of uncertainty which has created crises and put the Nagas in a very depressing situation. This depression has somehow blinded and overshadowed the form and content of the crux of the issue with a need for quick answers and fixes; at least f

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Why Ban Mobile Internet in Kashmir?

  0 comments   |     by Gowhar Naz on 14, February 2017

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Marginalized Dalit Communities - Journey Fraught with Struggle

  0 comments   |     by News on 13, February 2017

In the late 1840s, Savitribai Phule embarked upon a mission previously unheard of in the cultural and customary landscape of some peoples of the yet-to-become Indian Union. Having been educated on an equal footing with her husband, Jyotirao Phule, the Dalit couple used education as a fulcrum for social change. Savitribai became the first headmistress of the first girls’ school in Pune. In

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Kashmir solution - Kashmir continuing to suffer

  0 comments   |     by Dawn Editor on 05, February 2017

ON this Kashmir Solidarity Day, with the people of India-held Kashmir continuing to suffer from the latest bout of violence and repression by the Indian state, some long-standing realities need to be reiterated. First, India will never be able to bury the Kashmir dispute — not inside IHK and not in its relationship with Pakistan. To the proud, defiant and infinitely courag

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China Will Not Sit Still if India Goes Too Far': State-Run Daily Responds to Indian Missile Test

  0 comments   |     by Global Times on 02, February 2017

China's state-run daily Global Times in an editorial titled 'India needs to cool its missile fever' admonished New Delhi on Monday for 'breaking' United Nations "limits on its development of nuclear weapons and long-range ballistic missile" following a missile test by India. The successful test of the Agni-IV intercontinental nuclear-capable ballistic missile, which

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