INDIA

Hindutva’s zealots trigger Sikh militancy in Punjab

  0 comments   |     by P K Balachandran on 05, September 2018

Flush with unprecedented success of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the 2014 Indian parliamentary elections, and given the BJP’s alliance with the Sikh party Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) in Punjab, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), which is the ideological arm of the BJP, has gone on an over drive to spread “Hindutva” or Hindu nationalism amo

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26/11: The Betrayal of India The Betrayal of India, Pharos

  0 comments   |     by Dr Ludwig Watzal on 31, August 2018

Perhaps the FBI needs guys like Elias Davidsson to solve the circumstances of the 9/11 attacks. Could he have been successful within such an organization? Usually, the FBI investigators can only go so far as their superiors want them to go. That’s why a highly qualified researcher such as Davidsson would have gone nowhere within the FBI.

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Constructing Muslim Enemy: RSS/BJP Campaign for 2019 Elections

  0 comments   |     by Shamsul Islam on 30, August 2018

The next Indian parliamentary elections slated for the first half of 2019 (though some political commentators believe that this election may not take place if Modi finds t

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A hidden potential of Contemporary Dalit Uprisings

  0 comments   |     by Vishal Verma on 29, August 2018

Today, Indian politics is going through a particular kind of change, especially in the area of politics of uprising. Indian politics has long history of uprising,

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Kashmir: No-go Zone For Foreign Journalists?

  0 comments   |     by Z.G.Muhammad on 28, August 2018

The storyof contemporary Kashmir would have remained under wraps, marked as “classified,” “top secret” nev

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Assam’s National Register of Citizens: A Fact Based Analysis

  0 comments   |     by Dr Walter Fernandes on 17, August 2018

The draft has some flaws, but talk of bloodbath, deportation does not measure up to the facts of the exercise.

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Indian forces ambush Naxal Hidout, at least 15 killed

  0 comments   |     by SAM on 16, August 2018

Until now, 15 bodies have been recovered and a large number of firearms have also been seized from the site of the encounter. An area committee member who had a bounty on his head has also been arrested, along with an armed female rebel. Indian forces have gunned down more than a dozen communist militants in the Sukma district of Chhattisgarh. More than 200 Maoist r

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Gorkhaland, Mamata and the Chinese factor - Just a few days ago I warned two young student leaders

  0 comments   |     by Imran Chowdhury on 11, August 2018

Just a few days ago I warned two young student leaders in Darjeeling of West Bengal, against the violent movement which has started there for a separate Gorkhaland. I told them in no way should they support this demand. This has multifarious geo-political risks. If a Gorkhaland state is formed, this will be the second split of Bengal since 1905. Its political signific

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Trump’s Talk of Isolating Iran Speaks More to US Global Isolation

  0 comments   |     by Finian CUNNINGHAM on 10, August 2018

The Trump administration re-imposed tough sanctions on Iran this week, but the move risks further isolating Washington, not

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Reviving Nepal’s independent foreign policy The long political transition

  0 comments   |     by Gaurab Shumsher Thapa on 08, August 2018

The long political transition in Nepal has come to an end with the successful completion of local, provincial and federal elections. A new phase of history beckons Nepal as it has adopted federalism under the new constitution promulgated in 2015. The achievement of economic prosperity has now been prioritized as the prime national agenda. Nepal’s role in inter

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