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What next for Modiís BJP? Perform or perish!
 Development has to be the core agenda of governance and the aspirations of the people the guiding principle for planning, writes Brig. Anil Gupta (Retd) for South Asia Monitor.
The strategic importance of Sheikh Hasina's visit: India must help strengthen her position
 India must assist Sheikh Hasina so that her position is strengthened in her country and, in turn, Bangladesh would help India in isolating terror-sponsor Pakistan and curbing Islamic terrorism in the region, writes Jai Kumar Verma for South Asia Monitor.
Cancellation of Saudi king's Maldives visit: A message for Yameen?
In the cancellation of Saudi King Salman's visit, it's too early to say if the Maldivian voters would see it as Islam's 'Eldest Brother's' silent criticism of President Abdulla Yameen's leadership, writes N Sathiya Moorthy for South Asia Monitor.

Delaying the Constitution amen...

 It is high time Nepal's major parties come together to address the concerns of the agit...


Should India be playing the 'T...

India should avoid a prior sanction from PRC or keeping PRC in the loop for all its dealings with...


India's aerospace industry: In...

 India has two biennial air shows but little to show in terms of indigenous aerospace manufa...


'None Of The Above' option: Th...

NOTA is certainly one step forward in the direction of fulfilling the fundamental commitments the...


Modi Befriends Trump As Putin And Xi Move Closer Together Author Name Are we witnessing seismic shifts in the Russia-India-China triangle? It would seem so—but the shifts are long i...

Musharraf Vs Vajpayee Author Name For Nawaz Sharif, one shows the way to hardening hostility, the other to fragile peace   ...

Finance Bill 2017:?Independence of tribunals could be affected Author Name Typically, during every Budget session, Parliament passes a Finance Bill which details the tax proposals of the centr...

More women could work if they had secure and safe facilities for their children Author Name Social media was all aflutter recently after Mira Rajput, the wife of actor Shahid Kapoor extolled the virtues of bei...

More renewables, and carbon tax, needed No Image The International Energy Agency (IEA) has reported that for the third year in succession, emissions of carbon dioxide have remained flat, even as the world registered economic growth of 3.1 per ...

Protection whose time has come No Image Why the Anti-Discrimination and Equality Bill 2016 must find champions in the Centre and states

Musharraf Vs Vajpayee

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Has Afghanistan Become America's Afghanistan?

Fifteen years and counting.  America’s longest war keeps getting longer.  The very duration of the expedition, with an end no more in sight now than it had been at any of several...

How China could benefit from Pakistan's 'dream corridor'

For Pakistan it was a dream come true. When Chinese President Xi Jinping visited Islamabad in April 2015, he pledged a whopping Rs 3,00,894 crore for the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC...


Nepal for China's Silk Road

Nepal Prime Minister Prachanda is set to support Beijing's initiative to build a modern-day Silk Road across Asia during a six-day trip to China starting today, a move that could upset Ind...

To add to our history

Genocide Day is a great way to commemorate our national history


Fonsekaís claim on hit squads

The debate during the last lap of the war between the Army Commander, Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka and the Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa during the same period over the death squads all...

One India, two time zones

The insistence on observing IST vis-à-vis Northeast India’s needs ignores its social and economic impact  


Saved by the bull?

Saudi King Salman has postponed his trip to the Maldives indefinitely.

Bhutan, B/desh to sign inland water transport agreement in April

The inland water route, stretching from Indian territory through the Brahmaputra river till Mongla and Chittagong in Bangladesh, will soon be accessible to Bhutan.  


Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will be visiting India between 7th and 10th of April and plethoras of agreements are likely to be signed then. Among the various agreements, the two countries will be signing the defence cooperation agreement which  has been getting the most attention. 
The Congress needs to come up with a more aspirational narrative than that of the BJP. The party doesn’t lack talent, but its leadership clearly lacks hunger and enthusiasm required for winning elections, writes Tridivesh Singh Maini for South Asia Monitor.
 If the civil war in Syria continues, it will be impossible to control in the future. To stop the massive humanitarian destruction, necessary steps need to be taken immediately, writes Mohammad Kawsar Ahammed for South Asia Monitor.
Society for Policy Studies in association with India Habitat Centre invites you to a lecture in the Changing Asia Series by by Prof. K. Srinath Reddy, President, Public Health Foundation of India on Health And Development: India Must Bridge The Disconnect Chair: C Uday Bhaskar, Director, Soci...
spotlight image 'Covert military actions or surgical strikes against terror launch pads in Pakistan have limited utility that won't change the mind of the Pakistan Army or the ISI  which sponsor cross-border terrorism
In Dutch politics, alliances are imperative to construct an administration. The post-election government formation is, therefore, a slightly time-consuming process. In due course, a coalition led by the incumbent Prime Minister, Mark Rutte, will surface.  
Japan is a special country in several ways. For centuries, it remained isolated and disconnected with the outside world. But once it opened itself up to the West with the Convention of Kanagawa in 1854 by the use of force by Commodore Matthew Calbraith Perry of the United States Navy, Japan has never looked back. Japan is a spe
Recently, under the leadership of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, and earlier under the late Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdallah bin Abdul-Aziz Al-Saud, Saudi Arabia has rolled out a series of women-friendly initiatives.  Recently, under the leadership of Custodian of the
The attacks in London on Wednesday are grim reminders of not just the growing menace of terrorism but also of the urgent need for the global community to join hands in combating it. 

India remians the inflexible bête-noir for Pakistan, yet there are few books by Indian authors that have sought to interpret the prodigal neighbour in a holistic, informed and empathetic manner.


The line that Mortimer Durand drew across a small map in 1893 has bled the Pashtun heart ever since. More than a century later both sides of that line remain restless. But the mystery behind what actually happened on 12 November 1893 has never ...


What went wrong for the West in Afghanistan? Why couldn't a global coalition led by the world's preeminent military and economic power defeat "a bunch of farmers in plastic sandals on dirt bikes" in a conflict that outlasted b...


What will be Pakistan's fate? Acts of commission or omission by itself, in/by neighbours, and superpowers far and near have led the nuclear-armed country at a strategic Asian crossroads to emerge as a serious regional and global concern whi...


Some South African generals, allied with the British forces, sought segregation from the enlisted men, all blacks, after being taken prisoners of war. The surprised German commander told them firmly that they would have to share the same quarte...

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