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Subir Bhaumik on Bangali solution

Better Late than Never


As they say, better late than never. One of the more positive moves of India's Modi government has also been one of its least publicised... More

India: Playing the Tibet card!


"China’s refusal to acknowledge Indian national security concerns is now leading to a gradual but significant change in India’s Tibet policy," wrote Indian columnist Harsh... More

Losing the Script in Kashmir


The groundswell of public anger in the Srinagar valley is spinning out of control . For even those who don’t believe in statistics as an... More
Subir Bhaumik on Bangali solution

Can India afford to ignore OBOR


India's decision to not join the One Belt One Road (OBOR) or Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) Summit in Beijing (May 14-16) is not just... More
Subir Bhaumik on Bangali solution

India looking at an anti-Pakistan front!


Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s sharp initial focus on improving relations with countries in the neighbourhood, evident when he invited South Asian presidents and prime ministers... More
Subir Bhaumik on Bangali solution

Repeal AFSPA in India


The draconian Indian law, Armed Forces Special Powers Act or AFSPA, has wiped out the human face of counter-insurgency in the country’s many conflict zones.... More
Subir Bhaumik on Bangali solution

China’s Bengal foray


This was expected much before. West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has been to Singapore, UK and Germany, scouting for investments without much of  a success.... More
Subir Bhaumik on Bangali solution

Reverse To Repair


(Exclusive): The nosedive in Sino-Indian relations over Dalai Lama's visit to Arunachal Pradesh (Southern Tibet to Beijing, integral part of India as far as Delhi... More
Subir Bhaumik on Bangali solution

Time to act on Felani


(Exclusive): As protests in Nepal mounted over the recent killing of Govind Gautam , India’s National Security Adviser Ajit Doval telephoned Prime Minister Prachanda to... More

COLUMN

Eid and the culture of the travelling classes

The local grocer asked me if I was going outside Dhaka for Eid. I replied that I was totally urban with no village home to visit and wish or means to pursue fun and shopping in Kolkata or Bangkok or elsewhere. He was disappointed as many of... More

Talent and sprit running wild

Precariously making the cut for the eighth and final spot on the ICC ODI rankings, Pakistan came into the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy tournament as rank underdogs. Routed by India in their very first match by a whopping 124 runs, almost everyone gave up on Pakistan. One... More

Better Late than Never

As they say, better late than never. One of the more positive moves of India's Modi government has also been one of its least publicised one. Perhaps because the move to ratify the UN TIR convention will not provide much domestic mileage. India has now ratified the... More

China looms larger than ever in Myanmar

Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s top civilian leader – the State Counselor -- remains torn between Asia and the West. And a spat with the UN is pushing Myanmar increasingly into China’s arms. In the past month, the Lady – as she is commonly known -- has... More

The violent route to states’ reorganization in India

Although India has been a democracy with a plethora of institutions to solve political, social and economic problems through debate and discussion, significant domestic changes have come about, not through constitutional means, but through violence. Indian ruling classes, whether ethnic, linguistic or religious, have shown a consistent tendency... More

EDITOR'S CHOICE

Belt and Road helps Nepal diversify relations and expand trade ties

Despite a high amount of political pressure exerted by India, Nepal signed a Belt and Road initiative deal with China on May 12, three years after a preliminary agreement. It is believed that Nepal would... More

Dynamics of Afghan conflict

The United States has finally understood that it is not winning in Afghanistan and that it needs to forge a fresh strategy to attain its objectives. Its long-running objective has been to defeat the... More

Attack on Fakhrul sends ominous signal for politics

Having faced insulting comments and criticism from the ruling party, secretary general of the opposition BNP Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir had wanted to go and stand by the side of the suffering people of... More

A brilliant future for China-SL cooperation under the ‘Belt and Road’...

On 14 and 15 of May, The Belt and Road Forum (BRF) for International Cooperation was successfully held in Beijing. This international gathering brought together 29 heads of state and government, and 1,500 representatives... More

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Reaction to “Behind Hasina’s RAW tirade”

David Bergman, British investigative journalist based in Bangladesh, commented on a recently published column of South Asian Monitor titled "SOUTHERN EYE: Behind Hasina’s RAW tirade" in his facebook profile. "This is a fascinating and detailed article... More

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