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View from Bangladesh: The Hindu Dilemma Via Dhaka Tribune

  0 comments   |     by By M Serajul Islam | Via Dhaka Tribune

India’s recent decision to let Bangladeshi Hindus stay there indefinitely has made many people happy, but the move raises some tricky questions. By M Serajul Islam | Via Dhaka Tribune A retired secretary to the government who recently returne

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Sri Lanka’s Delicate Balancing Act by Patrick Mendis

  0 comments   |     by Patrick Mendis and Dániel Balázs

Sri Lanka’s position is indicative of an emerging new Indo-Pacific order, where regional countries seek to remain strategically neutral while selectively engaging with the major powers in order to serve their own interests. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (2nd R) and Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe (2nd L) attend the signing ceremony of bilateral cooperation documents

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Why is Assam burning? Most editors are failed writers, argued T S Eliot

  0 comments   |     by Aijaz Zaka Syed

Most editors are failed writers, argued T S Eliot. By the same logic, television hosts must be failed politicians and activists, I guess. Every time I watch folks like Bill O’Reilly of Fox News and Arnab Goswami of Times Now, I am reminded of the Spanish Inquisition. While O’Reilly has spawned around himself an alternative universe of his own where Islam is out to capture the

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Castes In India: Their Mechanism, Genesis And Development

  0 comments   |     by Dr. B. R. Ambedkar

Paper presented by Dr, B. R. Ambedkar in the Anthropology Seminar of Dr. A. A. Goldenweizer at The Columbia University, New York, U.S.A. on 9th May 1916 - Source: Indian Antiquary, May 1917, Vol. XLI On the 100th anniversary of the presentation of Dr. Ambedkar's seminal paper "Castes In India: Their Mechanism, Genesis and Development" we are republishing it as a tribute to h

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Breaking myths of 1971 Pak-India War By S. M. Hali

  0 comments   |     by S. M. Hali

Forty two years since the 1971 Pak-India War, it is time to rest some of its myths. It is believed that India machinated the war to avenge Pakistan’s adventurism in the pre-1965 War “Operation Gibraltar” and planned to sever East Pakistan, building on the grievances of the Bengalis. In fact India had been conspiring much before 1965. The surreptitious visit of Sheikh Mujib to

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Violence as a Spectacle: The Dalit Question By Parvin Sultana

  0 comments   |     by Parvin Sultana

While many have been euphoric that our great nation has moved beyond caste, frequent cases of caste violence prove otherwise. Dalits who were made to bear the brunt of untouchability are placed at the lowest rung of the social ladder and are often victims of the worst kind of atrocities. While formal laws banning untouchability and prevention of atrocities have been passed to s

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Kashmir - A Blood-Stained Coffin Of Dreams By Rameez Bhat

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Human life is a precious asset and no price can compensate for its worth. We lost five more unarmed youth just a few days back in Handwara and who knows by the time this piece sees the light of day some more would succumb to injuries - God forbid. Given the reality that Kashmir is a conflict zone; therefore what happens here can’t be actually seen as something obvious as

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Himalayan snub for India as Nepal signs railway deal with China

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Himalayan snub for India as Nepal signs railway deal with China China on Monday agreed to Nepal Prime Minister K P Oli’s request to build a strategic railway link between the two countries through Tibet to reduce land-locked Nepal’s total dependence on India, as the two sides cemented their ties by signing 10 agreements including a landmark transit trade deal. Oli, who arrived in Be

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Nepal cancels president’s visit to Delhi, recalls envoy

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Nepal cancels president’s visit to Delhi, recalls envoy NEW DELHI: The Nepal government has cancelled the trip of President Bidhya Devi Bhandari to India barely 72 hours before her departure for Delhi, without giving any reason, The Indian Express said on Saturday. Describing the move as without parallel, the paper said Kathmandu had also recalled its ambassador, Deep Kumar Upadhyay in De

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Indian diplomacy

  0 comments   |     by K.C. Singh

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