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Among the great poets of the 20th Century of the Indian Subcontinent I consider Sahir Ludhianvi the one moved me the most. 

 

Regarding the Rohingyas' situation I only want to share what I have learnt about their misery

 

The statement of the Indian foreign ministry  on Monday (August 28)  indicating that  Delhi and Beijing have agreed to  “expeditious disengagement” of their border personnel  at the  Doklam  face-off in Bhutan is both significant and  welcome.

 

On 14 August 1947 Pakistan, consisting of East and West Pakistan, celebrated its independence. The 14th was chosen for the ceremony because Lord Mountbatten who came to Karachi as the Chief Guest had to later leave for Delhi where ot the midnight stroke India was to declare its independence.

 

Will Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s stern diktat to the state governments to “crack down” on cow vigilantes have any impact? Or was he just responding to a notice sent to the state of Uttar Pradesh (UP) and possibly the central government about all the breaches in law and order over the past five years? Where does the union government stand on this matter vis-à-vis the public interest litigation before the Supreme Court?

 

Pranab Mukherjee, who laid down office as India's 13th president July 25, will be remembered as a "copybook president" who, despite coming from a different ideological and political background, never clashed with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and, if there were any differences, never allowed them to become public.

 

 

The Pakistan Supreme Court decision,  announced on July 28, to disqualify Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from holding office should not come as a surprise,  given the kind of evidence that had come into the public domain about the disproportionate assets acquired by the Sharif family through off-shore companies.

 

In dispatching its  PLA (Peoples Liberation Army)  marines to Djibuti in the Horn of Africa on Wednesday (July 12 ) by amphibious ships, from the southern port of Zhanjiang, China has taken a significant step in enhancing its  trans-border military footprint.

 

The European Union is finally coming to its senses: Burqa Ban by Belgium upheld by the European Court of Human Rights. France has already introduced such legislation.

 

These are depressing times. For quite some time I have been watching with utter dismay the Secular India which Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, Maulana Husain Ahmed Madani, Abdul Ghaffar Khan and others fought for being systematically undermined by ultra-Hindu nationalists. The obsession with Mother Cow has assumed such pathological dimensions that lynching has become a recurring crime.

 


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spotlight image Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Housing and Urban Affairs, Hardeep Singh Puri, is a former top diplomat who retired as India's Permanent Representative at the United Nations. In his new political avatar, as an important minister in the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Puri told INDIA REVIEW & ANALYSIS that
 
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Aimed at consolidating cooperation between the armed forces of India and Saudi Arabia and explore new avenues of defence cooperation, Chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee and Naval Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba, visited Saudi Arabia on from 4-8 February 2018, writes Anil Bhut
 
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Campus placement season is here and the news is that graduates from the top campuses in India, especially the IITs, have received six figure pay packets and job offers in the US. However, looking beyond the top 200 engineering schools in India, pay packets are not looking too promising. The reason is the emergence of new engineering sc
 
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Since the NDA government converted the ‘Look East’ Policy to the ‘Act East’ policy, there has been a greater sense of strategic engagement with the ASEAN, writes Gurjit Singh
 
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The UN will be making contacts with Maldives leaders in response to the request by the opposition leaders for Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to oversee the all-party talks proposed by that nation's President Abdulla Yameen, Guterres's Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said Friday.
 
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Srinivasan leaves his office in Bengaluru where the lights and air-conditioners are switched off when sensors planted inside notice that he is leaving. He is prompted on his e-watch as to how much time it would take for the elevator to arrive on his floor, based on movement-recognition, writes Rajendra Shende
 
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The Indian government is undertaking a project to enhance and install infrastructures related to trade and customs along its northeastern frontier, that include trading points with Bhutan.

 
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Society for Policy Studies in association with India Habitat Centre held a lecture in the “2022: The India We Seek”

 
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Title: Do We Not Bleed?: Reflections of a 21-st Century Pakistani; Author: Mehr Tarar; Publisher: Aleph Book Company; Pages: 240; Price: Rs 599

 
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From antiquity, the Muslim faith has been plagued by the portrayal of Muslim men regularly misusing this perceived “right” to divorce their wives instantly by simply uttering “talaq” thrice.

 
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'Another South Asia!' edited by Dev Nath Pathak makes a critical engagement with the questions about South Asia: What is South Asia? How can one pin down the idea of regionalism in South Asia wherein inter-state relations are often char...

 
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Book: A Time of Madness; Author: Salman Rashid; Publisher: Aleph; Price: Rs 299; Pages: 127

 
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Book: Why I Am A Hindu; Author: Shashi Tharoor; Publisher: Aleph Book Company; Pages: 302; Price: Rs 699