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Category: Asia

Positioning People & Politics

What should the relationship between people and political parties be has long been a debate in India. Speaking at an event organised by the Asiatic Society of India, noted Sociologist, […]

The Lost Narratives Of A ‘Desire’

Desiring India: Representations through British and French Eyes 1584-1857, a recently published book, co-edited by Supriya Chaudhuri and Niranjan Goswami, has hit the headlines. It seems that the essence of […]

To Serve The Exploited

The daughter of a refugee, who had fled Afghanistan for fear of persecution from the Taliban, has secured her place in history, as she has become the first hijab-wearing Senator […]

A Goodwill Gesture

The 1,200-year-old Valmiki Temple in Pakistan shall be restored, after a long legal battle. The Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) – a statutory board of the Government of Pakistan that […]

On A Suicidal Mistake

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has warned that the world is just one miscalculation away from nuclear annihilation. Speaking at the UN Conference on the Non-proliferation of Nuclear Weapons in New […]

A Fanatic, With A Difference

He had become an eye surgeon (or ophthalmologist), after earning a Master’s Degree in Surgery. However, he shall always be remembered as one of three leaders of two notorious terror […]

A Supervised ‘Sex-Slavery’

Jail authorities have repeatedly used her as a sex-slave, allowing the prisoners to rape her many a time. There is an uproar in Israel over such a revelation by a […]

‘New Bretton Woods System Could End War’

Under the striking headline, Schiller Institute Calls for New Bretton Woods To End War, Economic Crisis, one of the leading Indian dailies The Hindu published an excellent article on August […]

On ‘Negative Externality’

In November 2013, Valdis Dombrovski, the then Prime Minister of Latvia, resigned after accepting political responsibility for the collapse of a supermarket roof in the capital city of Riga that […]