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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.  
 

In South Asia, Bangladesh is third largest Muslim populated country. Of its total population one hundred sixteen million, one hundred fifteen million is Muslim.

 

The Border Security Force (BSF) played a critical but little-known role in the 1971 war for the liberation of Bangladesh acting as the link between civil and military authorities and keeping them 'clued-in' regarding the overall situation, writes former IG BSF Anil Kamboj for South Asia Monitor.

 

Let us take a moment on this day to remember Flying Officer Nirmaljit Singh Sekhon’s heroism. It remains our responsibility, to continue building an India, and Indian institutions, that are worthy of his sacrifice, and those of others, writes K.S. Nair for South Asia Monitor.

 


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