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Ten Avatars of Indian Corruption - Satya Sagar is a journalist and public health worker

  0 comments   |     by Satya Sagar

It is an emotionally loaded term like ‘faith’, ‘nationalism’ and ‘family’, that is often used by the middle-classes to provoke strong feelings of anger and disgust against politicians. And yet on closer scrutiny the phrase ‘corruption’ turns out to be a fuzzy concept, that  fails to capture how power and injustice really operate in human soci

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This is India’s China war, round two and With India and China interacting over...

  0 comments   |     by Neville Maxwell

With India and China interacting over more than 3,000km of undefined frontier, friction is constant and that one day it would break back into border war has seemed inevitable. Two great Indian delusions have created this situation. The lesser of these was the outright falsehood spun in the shock of immediate and utter Indian defeat in 1962’s Round One border war with China, when, aft

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Kashmir on the Brink - Kashmir remains a tinderbox

  0 comments   |     by Um-Roommana

On the afternoon of May 27, markets in Srinagar and other major towns of Indian Kashmir were filled with people shopping for household items, as the Islamic holy month of Ramadan was beginning the next day. Everything was routine until social media broke the news of the killing of a top local militant commander, Sabzar Bhat, in an encounter in south Kashmir, the hotbed of local militancy. As so

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Musings On The Eve Of Hindu Rashtra - Blood Stained Corner

  0 comments   |     by Satya Sagar

You can smell it at a distance, in the burnt out, blackened frames of torched homes and vehicles from yet another communal pogrom. You can see it in the blood stained corner of a railway platform, still fresh from a recent lynching. And you can hear it in the guttural cries of the frenzied, saffron swathed mobs, pledging murder all the way to their cherished goals. Welcome, to the sight

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SINO-INDIAN TENSIONS - India Over the Dalai Lama's Visit

  0 comments   |     by Waqar K Kauravi and Umar Waqar

As reported by Economic Times , China has for the first time announced "standardised" official names for six places in Arunachal Pradesh, days after it lodged strong protests with India over the Dalai Lama's visit to the frontier state. The move was aimed at reaffirming China's claim over the state. China claims the state as 'South Tibet'. India has dismissed the renamin

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The CPEC Factor in the Chinese-Indian Relations

  0 comments   |     by Vladimir Terekhov

The ambitious project of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), which has been repeatedly discussed in NEO, is gradually moving to the center stage in the troubled bilateral relations between the two Asian giants – China and India. It should be reminded that we are talking about the construction of transport (rail and road) infrastructure with a total length of almost 1,500

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Umbrella Politics of Hindutva - Marginalisation of Muslims

  0 comments   |     by Apoorvanand

India is changing in significant ways. Marginalisation of Muslims, the largest minority in the country, has often been discussed in this context. This marginalisation is getting more and more pronounced with successive elections. The resounding victory of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the political arm of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), an organisation committed to turning In

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Hinduism and Terror - Hindu Extremists and Their Allies

  0 comments   |     by Paul Marshall

Since September 11, 2001, the world’s attention has properly been focused on the violence of Islamic extremism, but there are also major violent trends in Hindu extremism that have largely been ignored in the United States. In India, this violence is supported by Hindu extremists and their allies in the Indian government, which is currently led by the Bharatiya Janata Party. One r

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India and Israel Start to See Enemies Within Cultural Revolutions

  0 comments   |     by Pankaj Mishra

Cultural revolutions are underway in two nation-states -- India and Israel -- founded by secular nationalists in the late 1940s. Right-wing demagogues, emerging in both countries from among previously unrepresented masses, seek to forge a new national identity by stigmatizing particular religious and secular groups.  There are eerie similarities between the Hindu thugs who assault

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