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 Developing countries need to close the gap between creativity and quality education by leading an approach to learning and development that enables everyone to generate original, valuable ideas and make them happen, writes Niamot Ali Enayet for South Asia Monitor.

 

This massive Tawang complex is the last bastion of Tibetan Buddhism that is sought to be overwhelmed and obliterated by Beijing’s Communist overlords. The tall white-washed protective walls of the monastery are unlikely to withstand a Chinese military assault. The only force standing between them and the might of China’s Red Army is the Indian government.

 

Modi government needs to stop listening to the US educated economists’ mantra of trickle down economy, i.e. to use tax-cuts to fuel consumer driven economy. The same mantra has led the US on the brink of impending bankruptcy, writes Susmit Kumar for South Asia Monitor.

 

BLURB: Junaid Ahmad's work should be read for the amusement it typifies, for the tragicomedy it seems to be propagating, writes Syed Badrul Ahsan for South Asia Monitor.

 

The truth is that the US dollar is over-valued. Taking advantage of the fact that its currency is the global currency, US just prints its dollar whenever it wants to fund its twin deficits - both trade and budget deficits, writes Susmit Kumar for South Asia Monitor.

 

 
A response to the problem of climate change-induced forced migration by international institutional law has not been deciphered in a plausible and pragmatic fashion directed at addressing the plight of climate refugees, writes Dr. Nafees Ahmad for South Asia Monitor.  
 
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For a Dongria child, the schooling process not only displaces him of the community and the land but also displaces him from his own way of seeking truth i.e through nature, writes Rajaraman Sundaresan for South Asia Monitor.

 

The resignation of the Nagaland Chief Minister DR Zeliang is  a fallout of the anti-reservation violence in the state. The government, in the wake of rioting, arson and large-scale intimidation of women candidates by male-dominated "civil society groups" and traditional institutions, had walked away from upholding its position as a government of all the people of the state. 

The resignation of the Nagaland Chief Minister DR Zeliang is  a fallout of the anti-reservation violence in the state. The government, in the wake of rioting, arson and large-scale intimidation of women candidates by male-dominated "civil society groups" and traditional institutions, had walked away from upholding its position as a government of all the people of the state. 

 

The recent violence that took place in Nagaland against the 33 per cent reservation given to women is not only sad, but it would certainly hurt the holistic development of the entire State.

The recent violence that took place in Nagaland against the 33 per cent reservation given to women is not only sad, but it would certainly hurt the holistic development of the entire State.

 
The story of a Madras lad who rose to become a champion remains a fascinating chapter in the history of Indian tennis, writes A. Prasanna Kumar for South Asia Monitor.  
 


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India has accused the United Nations Security Council and the international community of tending to ignore the terrorists ravaging Afghanistan and their backers while these forces “have stood up against one of the biggest collective military efforts in the world.”
 
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  A former Indian civil servant, who is currently a professor of Public Policy and Political Science at Duke University, US spent long periods in distant villages and city slums of India. The result? A scholarly book that presen...

 
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  Title: The Exile; Author:  Cathy Scott-Clark & Adrian Levy; Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing; Pages: 640; Price: Rs 699

 
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