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Sri Lanka Diary


No Teardrops on Serendipity A country ravaged by 30 years of brutal war and savage terrorism, one of whose highlights was the export of the first female human bomber who took out... More

Human safari strips the façade of civilization


Tourists are being lured to the Andaman Islands with advertisements featuring the ‘human safari’. This safari has created quite a stir. Instead of catching glimpses of wild animals, the tourists are... More
Andaman

Eight days in Andaman


Paritosh Paul: It was a pleasant, captivating sight from the window of the aircraft. The terrain was scattered here and there amidst endless blue water. Morning sunshine illuminated the whole area and... More

Maldives: Beyond the Beaches


Sometimes the presumed “obvious” can be misleading, and delving deep into a place can reveal remarkable opportunities, and so Maldives–beyond the beaches present with some stunning tourist interests. Pristine white sand... More

South Asian Hidden Dreams: A Tiny Trip


Underrated Places in South Asia When it comes to amazing tourist attractions, South Asia's got a ton. But for every Taj Mahal or Skirts of Himalaya, hundreds of incredible sites have... More

COLUMN

Accountability across the board -II

In his address to the Constituent Assembly on 11 August 1947, the Quaid said that “Jobbery, graft nepotism and bribe has to be put down with iron hand”. His vision of anti-corruption was reflected through “Prevention of Corruption Act... More

Two years into office, UNP-SLFP coalition government is...

It’s been two years since two of Sri Lanka’s largest political groupings - the United National Party (UNP) and the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) - signed a MoU to cohabit in the government for two years to give... More

The US ready to turn Afghanistan into a...

After all the debate in the US on the Trump administration’s Afghanistan strategy, what we have today is a potentially destructive proposal to effect a full withdrawal and replace regular American forces with private contractors, which are nothing but... More

Another hornet’s nest stirred

The Modi government has developed a reputation to stir a hornet’s nest where one can be and should be avoided. With less than a month to go for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Myanmar visit, one of his controversy-prone ministers has... More

Accountability across the board

Sharif’s utter contempt of the Supreme Court’s (SC) recent ruling, and by default the rule of law, was exposed blatantly for public viewing during his YATRA along the GT Road. This confirmed that the 1998 PML(N) mob attack on... More

EDITOR'S CHOICE

Spiral into chaos  

Historically speaking, Balochistan in general and the Baloch community in particular are secular. Even in traditional Baloch society, the mullah is not a revered figure. Instead, he... More

Standoff with China prompts revamp of India’s regional policies

The denouement of the dangerous India-China military standoff in Doklam near the Sikkim border is hard to predict. But on the diplomatic and geopolitical plane, one definite... More

Squeezed by an India-China Standoff, Bhutan Holds Its Breath

India’s main garrison in the Kingdom of Bhutan sits only 13 miles from a disputed border with China. There is a training academy, a military hospital, a... More

India’s CEA declines Bhutan’s requests on CBTE

The Bhutanese government around two months ago, through diplomatic channels, sent a letter to the Indian government over Bhutan’s various concerns over the Cross Border Trade in... More

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READER'S VIEW

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

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