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Another futile attempt to switch over to Hindi


It was then Home Minister Gulzarilal Nanda who brought the question of Hindi to the fore. This time, it is Union... More

De-criminalizing democracy


Governor Amir Muhammad Khan Kalabagh’s logic behind not closing down the red light area “Hiramandi” is very revealing, “If you ban... More

A golden opportunity


INFRASTRUCTURE projects all over the world have a tendency towards cost overruns and schedule delays. Pakistan’s implementation record has been relatively... More

Why China’s new aircraft carrier should worry India


The launch of China’s second aircraft carrier, expected as soon as this week, will be an important and depressing moment for... More

Myanmar’s Precariously Poised Peace Process


Myanmar’s peace process has been stalled for months, as the country’s ethnic rebel groups – fighting for autonomy – and Aung... 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... More

The other side of the panama ruling


On not so historic a day, the Supreme Court of Pakistan’s ruling on Panama leaks just fell short of what it was meant... More

Lonely and disinterested


Picture this: China is steadily increasing its geostrategic presence in South, Central and West Asia; there is a China-Russia-Pakistan axis on... More

Uzair “The Smoking Gun”?


Lyari mobster, crime boss and political worker Uzair Jan Baloch, the former chief of the militant group formed by the Pakistan... 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... More

With MOAB attack in Afghanistan, the emphasis on military solution is...


(Exclusive): Surprising as it looks, the Trump’s administration’s decision to use ‘Mother of All Bombs’ (MOAB) in Afghanistan against ISIS hideouts... More

Sinking Valley


It is an unmistakable sign of the corrosion of Indian democracy that an odd combination of illusions and nauseating bravado is... More

A self-confessed “State Actor”


Serving Indian Navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav was sentenced to death by a Field General Court Martial (FGCM) under the Pakistan Army... More

What impact the Sino-Russia duo can leave on the Afghan war?


(Exclusive): With Afghanistan government and the Taliban welcoming increasing Chinese and Russian involvement in Afghanistan, it would seem that peace is finally... 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... More

Aung San Suu Kyi’s Awkward Anniversary


(Exclusive): Myanmar’s democracy icon and Nobel peace prize laureate - Aung San Suu Kyi – has just completed her first year... More

China-India: Heightened Tensions Across the Himalayas


China and India, on paper at least, are very close partners. Both Asian Giants are members of BRICS, and the latter... More

Pakistan jumps on the Arabian bandwagon, but challenges remain


(Exclusive): Pakistan has decided to send its ex-General Raheel Sharif to head the 39-nation military alliance---although it remains unclear which countries... More

Justice Served or Justice Denied?


Among the decisions by the Supreme Court (SC) in the NAB case last Friday was the verdict de-notifying three NAB Regional... More

BURY THE PAST, NOT THE FUTURE


Twenty four years of shared history between the eastern and western wings of Pakistan preceded the violent emergence of Bangladesh on... More

Modi’s Alarming Power Grab


Relatively quietly, India's government has just undertaken an unprecedented power grab -- one that should worry not just citizens and taxpayers... More

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Another futile attempt to switch over to Hindi

It was then Home Minister Gulzarilal Nanda who brought the question of Hindi to the fore. This time, it is Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju who has done so. Many people in Tamil Nadu then immolated themselves alive to register their protest. Thank... More

De-criminalizing democracy

Governor Amir Muhammad Khan Kalabagh’s logic behind not closing down the red light area “Hiramandi” is very revealing, “If you ban them they will be all over the place.” This in fact eventually did happen! When Bhutto nationalized their assets in 1972, many financiers and industrialists invested their... More

A golden opportunity

INFRASTRUCTURE projects all over the world have a tendency towards cost overruns and schedule delays. Pakistan’s implementation record has been relatively worse, irrespective of the form of government or party in power. It is characterised by sluggishness, frequent change of managers, passing on the buck and not... More

Why China’s new aircraft carrier should worry India

The launch of China’s second aircraft carrier, expected as soon as this week, will be an important and depressing moment for India. The “Type 001A” -- likely to be named the “Shandong” -- will give China an edge for the first time in the carrier race with... More

Myanmar’s Precariously Poised Peace Process

Myanmar’s peace process has been stalled for months, as the country’s ethnic rebel groups – fighting for autonomy – and Aung San Suu Kyi’s government try to find a solution to their impasse that has prevented it from making further headway. Now the next meeting of the Union... More

EDITOR'S CHOICE

Pakistan’s India obsession hides its real water challenges

Over the past few months, with the deterioration of relations between Pakistan and India, there has been a renewed interest in the Indus Waters Treaty (IWT). Statements made from India seem to indicate a... More

Nepal can be bridge for India role in Belt, Road

To further strengthen economic ties between Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region and Nepal, China will try harder to get India to see the benefits of participating in the "One Belt, One Road" initiative, and... More

India’s moral claim to Kashmir has never seemed more fragile

India has spent the past decade lying to itself about Kashmir. The Pakistan-sponsored insurgency of the 1980s was contained. Elections were being held in the valley. People were defying militants to vote in them.... More

Three decades of mistrust

As Delhi and Colombo intensify their high-level political engagement, new opportunities for elevating the partnership are coloured by enduring suspicions in Sri Lanka. The country’s prime minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, is travelling to India this... 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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