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Assam – No Easy Solution in Sight

| September 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

The draft of the National Registration of Citizens (NRC) which was placed in the public domain on July 30 has aroused fears and resentment in Assam as it excludes a little over 40 lakh residents in Assam from the list. However, it is a matter of satisfaction that it has not led to protest or […]

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Pakistan—Elections

| August 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pakistan is witnessing its second change of civilian to civilian government in its 70-year history punctured by frequent Martial Law and rule by the Army. As of now it appears that cricketer Imran Khan is in striking distance of the prime ministerial office, having surged ahead of all other parties. Though his rivals have alleged […]

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Erdogan Consolidates His Grip

| July 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

But Turkey’s downslide on scale of democratic freedoms and human rights is too palpable to be missed. Turkish strongman Recep Teyyip Erdogan has emerged even more strong from the June 24 Presidential election. The over 52% votes which he received against several rivals are likely to embolden him to assume wider powers in months ahead […]

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Some Change in Karnataka

| June 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Karnataka elections having delivered a hung mandate, a Janata Dal Secular-Congress coalition has stepped into the saddle of governance. On a day (May 15) when the Congress and the JDS had lost all hopes of stopping the BJP in its tracks, the fortunes took a serendipitous turn for the JDS party and its leader Mr. […]

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Karnataka Poll Scene

| March 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Karnataka will be going to the polls within the next two months. Given the pattern of alternation of power between parties, it is difficult to hazard a guess if the ruling party will be able to buck the trend in the state notwithstanding its excellent performance during the last five years. It is after several […]

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The Jar of Life

The Jar of Life

| February 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

It is up to oneself as to how he uses the time of life gifted to him. It was Prof. Suleiman’s period. While entering the room, he threw a glance across the students and said, “Today I’ll be imparting an important lesson of life to all of you.” He had carried a large glass jar […]

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Reckless and Unjust

| January 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

American President Donald Trump has characteristically stirred the hornet’s nest by deciding to move the embassy of the United States to Jerusalem in gross violation of the UN Security Council’s resolution 478. The Council had held “null and void” the Israeli Parliament’s 1980 bill declaring “Jerusalem, complete and united is the capital of Israel”. The […]

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BJP’s Invincibility Challenged

| January 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

The only silver lining from the recently concluded elections for the two Assemblies is that the BJP’s numbers have dwindled in Gujarat, a state known as the laboratory for the right wing ideas. The outcome in Himachal Pradesh is much on predictable lines. The BJP had bragged about raising its score to 150 in 182-member […]

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Towards Peace in Kashmir

| December 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Union Government’s initiative to reach out to the people in the Valley in Jammu & Kashmir yet again must be welcomed by all those who believe in negotiations being central to peaceful resolution of the contentious issue. It is hoped that the newly-appointed interlocutor Mr. Dineshwar Sharma will proceed with his new job by […]

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Showing the Way Forward

| November 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

President of India Mr. Ramnath Kovind has demonstrated true statesmanship by recognizing the role of Tipu Sultan in Indian history by fighting against the advancing British empire. He deserves appreciation for stating what appears unpalatable for the party that put him in the highest office of the land. Similarly, the retracing of steps by Yogi […]

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