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While the government continues to invest its political capital to ensure  demonetisation outcomes are positive, significant and enduring, the road ahead is bumpy,writes Monish Gulati for South Asia Monitor.

 

Though the BJP did not project any one as Chief Minister of UP during the election campaign, the remarkable electoral success of the political party has confirmed the presence of Modi wave and a defined leadership, writes Dr. Sudhanshu Tripathi for South Asia Monitor.

 

The leadership and motivating and communication skills of Narendra Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah energised the organisation and strategised the whole election campaign, writes Sudip Bhattacharyya for South Asia Monitor.

 

The tit-for-tat approach appears to be a good asset for India in dealing with China, but in the process New Delhi should also take into consideration the larger implication that will evolve with the use of this approach, writes Pema Tseten Lachungpa for South Asia Monitor.

 

 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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The words of Ho Chi Minh  “Nothing is more precious than independence and liberty” rang true for the people of the erstwhile East Pakistan when, with increasing brutality, the West Pakistani oppression spread across the land, writes Anwar A Khan from Dhaka
 
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In a significant boost to New Delhi's Act East Policy, India and Japan set up the Act East Forum on Tuesday as agreed during Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to India this year for the annual bilateral meeting that would help to focus and catalyse development in India's Northeast.
 
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  United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson reiterated on Friday Washington's warning that “all options are on the table” to meet North Korea's nuclear threat while offering to keep the lines of communication with Pyongyang open.
 
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The 15th trilateral meeting of the foreign ministers of Russia, India and China concluded in New Delhi on Monday with many nuanced takeaways embedded in the joint statement of 46 paragraphs. Reiterating that the forum “is not directed against any other country”, the statement underlined the importance of the establishment o
 
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The first thing that one sees when a flight approaches New Delhi is thick smog that envelopes the city and its lack of greenery.  In almost all other major cities of India lack of greenery is the most obvious sight that one sees when approaching it by air.
 
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Pakistan has agreed to allow the rupee to depreciate after holding talks with the International Mone­tary Fund (IMF) on the country's economy.

 
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Two major global changes in the past year; the ‘Brexit’ referendum and the advent of Donald Trump, writes Sandeep Kaur Bhatia

 
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Over the last 25 years, India's explosive economic growth has vaulted it into the ranks of the world's emerging major powers. Long plagued by endemic poverty, until the 1990s the Indian economy was also hamstrung by a burdensome regulat...

 
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Title: A Ticket to Syria; Author: Shirish Thorat; Publisher: Bloomsbury India: Pages: 254; Price: Rs 399

 
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Gorichen, a majestic peak in the Eastern Himalayas at an altitude of 22,500 feet, is the highest in Arunachal Pradesh. Beautiful to look at and providing a fantastic view from the top, it is extremely tough climb for mountaineers.

 
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It is often conjectured if the reason for long-standing conflicts and insurgencies, in the developing world, especially South Asia, is not only other powers fishing in troubled waters but also the keenness of arms industries, mostly Western, to...

 
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Title: The People Next Door -The Curious History of India-Pakistan Relations; Author: T.C.A. Raghavan; Publisher: HarperCollins ; Pages: 361; Price: Rs 699