West Bengal comes down hard on private hospital rackets

The West Bengal government has come down hard on rackets run by private hospitals, with the passage of the West Bengal Clinical Establishment (Registration, Regulation and Transparency) Bill 2017 by the... More

India’s High Stakes in Kazakhstan’s Leadership Transition

(Exclusive):In September 2016, India’s long-standing effort to deepen its strategic relations with Kazakhstan experienced an important breakthrough with an Indian-Kazakhstan joint military exercise conducted on Kazakh soil. The energy-rich regional giant... More

Dalit writer-thinker Krishna Kirwale found murdered

The murder of noted Ambedkarite thinker, Dr. Krishna Kirwale in his home in Western Maharashtra’s Kolhapur district on Friday under mysterious circumstances has sent shockwaves across Maharashtra. He was 62. According to... More

China Warns India on Dalai Lama Visit to Disputed Border Area

In a stern warning to the Indian government, Beijing has asked Delhi to not go ahead with the visit of exiled Tibetan leader Dalai Lama to Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh next... More

Indian Immigrant sentenced in Federal Prison for 9 years over Million Dollar Fraud

Indian Immigrant, Amit Chaudhary has been sentenced to 9 years in Federal Prison for Multimillion Dollar fraud scheme. Amit Chaudhary said it was family loyalty that brought him in an international identity... More
Subir Bhaumik on Bangali solution

SOUTHERN EYE: Payback Time For India

(Exclusive): The Mughals and the British realized it would never be easy to manage Bengalis – much as the Afghans. Fiercely independent, argumentative, proud of their own language and culture, and... More

India changing attitude towards trans-continental connectivity!

India has invited six countries including Pakistan to create a trans-continental rail network amid its long opposition to China initiated One Belt One Road (OBOR) and China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). It... More

Indian plan to buy Russian arms in jeopardy

India’s plans to procure strategic defence equipment from Russia including contracts of $5.5 billion for shipbuilding appear to be in jeopardy because Russian firms are unable to furnish the requisite guarantees... More

CHATRAK : A cinematic  introspection into the trapped soul of Kolkata

Out there, in seemingly split second distance, is the shimmer of the dark green forest. The strands of sun escape through the scalp of the sky, past the shoulders of the... More

Ajit Doval in Israel: Strategic Partnership at an all time high

National Security Adviser Ajit Doval has held talks with Israel's top leadership as part of preparations for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's likely visit, the first by an Indian premier to the... More

India’s Participation in CPEC: The Ifs and Buts

At the recently concluded Raisina Dialogue, Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated that “only by respecting the sovereignty of countries involved, can regional connectivity corridors fulfil their promise and avoid differences and... More

Pranab Mukherjee On Campus Violence: ‘No Room In India For Intolerant Indian’

President Pranab Mukherjee Thursday weighed in on the debate on free speech and nationalism following last week's violence at Ramjas College, saying there is "no room in India for the intolerant... More

Indian finance minister Arun Jaitley to visit Dhaka

Preparations have been on for quite some time now regarding Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s impending visit to India. Ministers and government officials have been visiting Bangladesh frequently as part of the process.... More

Feeble Indian navy sets target to dominate Indian Ocean by 2020

Can India achieve its target of ensuring their foothold in the Indian Ocean by 2020? Russian media outlet Sputnik raised this question by saying that Delhi wants to dominate a region... More

Gauging the breeze in Manipur

Manipur is to vote in two phases, on March 4 and 8, to elect the 60 members of the Legislative Assembly. The term of the current Legislative Assembly ends on March... More

Dalit sarpanch killed in Gujarat

The victim won the recent village panchayat elections and became a sarpanch in upper castes-dominated Varsada village. A 25-year-old Jaysukh Madhad, a Dalit Sarpanch in a village in Amreli district of Gujarat,... More

Chinese state media says India should accept asymmetry with Beijing

India should acknowledge "asymmetry" in its ties with China and learn from Beijing how it took a "back seat" to maximise gains from bilateral ties with the US, state-run Chinese media... More

Fruits of patience

Strategic patience is a virtue in statecraft. But it is not about passive and endless waiting. It demands persistent pursuit of one’s goals and seizing the moment when the circumstances turn... More

Experts suggest India to reap benefits of the ‘strategic dialogue’

India and China have held first ever ‘strategic dialogue’ in Beijing in last week of February. Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Yesui and Indian Foreign Secretary Subrahmanyam Jaishankar led their respective... More

Indian Military to Aim Pellet Guns at the Feet of Protesting Kashmiris

India's Central Reserve Police Force, responsible for handling protests in Kashmir, has said that a softer version of weapon would be used against protesters in Indian administered Kashmir. "The pellet guns are... More

No alternative to unity among parties to end deadlock: Ex-prez Yadav

Former Nepal President Ram Baran Yadav on Monday expressed his worry about the ongoing political deadlock in the country and said the only way to resolve the impasse is unity among... More


The Daughters of the East

Sheikh Hasina and Aung San Suu Kyi have so much in common. Daughters of great fathers who spearheaded the freedom struggle of their countries, both lost their fathers before they could get to run or had just about run... More

Pakistan mulls over new US policy for a...

A Times of India report of September 19 claimed that the US was “moving closer to designating Pakistan a terrorist state.” Reasons for this include, the report claimed, Pakistan’s non-cooperation in Afghanistan and its unwillingness to act against the... More

Suu Kyi: New promises but no commitments  

AASK’s speech could be the best delivered under the circumstances but it’s also full of misleading hopes and commitments never kept. The speech will buy time for the Myanmar military but may not do much at all to solving... More

Lady: “Caught between a rock and a hard...

Four hundred thousand Muslim Rohingyas have fled across the border to Bangladesh from Myanmar in the last 3 weeks to escape the army’s clearance operations. Human rights groups claim it’s a “scorched earth” policy – reminiscent of the military’s... More

The illusion of Indo-China rapprochement at BRICS

The recently concluded BRICS summit was meaningful in anumber of ways. More than anything else, it left a powerful impression of increasing rapprochement between two Asian rivals, India and China, after two months of intense standoff in the Doklam... More


Reviving India’s economy

Given the Indian economy’s massive size and extensive global linkages, its growth slowdown is a source of serious concern not just domestically, but around the world. The... More

Suffering has a name

Suffering is universal and part of the human condition and life. In history however, suffering is quite specific. Suffering carries a name, sometimes of an individual and... More

Trump’s N Korean challenge: can Pakistan be next?

It appears that the Trump administration is not willing to learn any lessons from the vast riches of US diplomatic history. The one thing that stands out... More

Was Aung San Suu Kyi’s speech too little, too late?

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi's speech to the nation about the humanitarian plight of the Rohingya people is too little too late for those in the... More



Gorkhaland, Mamata and the Chinese factor

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... More