A strategy that will ultimately force the Timurids in Islamabad to give up and change course will depend entirely on how we emerge — as the Athenians in ancient Greece or the Americans in the Second World War.
Pakistan is not amenable to reason, as successive terror attacks by Pakistan in Pathankot and Uri prove. Therefore, no Indo-Pak dialogue is feasible in the immediate future. In the meantime, India’s efforts at isolating Pakistan in the global arena may be intensified. But in the medium term dialogue is inevitably the only way, writes Sudip Bhattacharya for South Asia Monitor.
China has been trying to rewrite the history of Tibet that would effectively destroy the image of Tibet as a once independent country. In such a situation, Tibetans in exile have great responsibility to ensure that the identity of Tibetans would be maintained and the thought and hope that Tibet would once again emerge as an independent country sooner or later would be cherished, writes N. S. Venkataraman for South Asia Monitor.
Broadly speaking, there are four constituent units to this India-Pakistan business. Whether we talk peace or fight war has depended on how those four have aligned
It is quite bizarre. Pakistan’s brazen denial of India’s smart and sharp punitive raid by both the military and civilian leadership has put New Delhi in a quandary about any military riposte. The situation is confusing.
There is little doubt that Pakistan will loudly proclaim the dangers of Indian action leading to the danger of acquiring a nuclear dimension. This is hogwash and self-serving. Pakistan will also renew efforts to draw attention to the Kashmir situation, but global indifference to developments in the Valley will continue as no country wants to intervene in it.
The Non Aligned Movement, while holding fast the true spirit of the doctrine of Non Alignment, must act as the vanguard of all principal international debates on political, strategic and socio-economic issues and must also suitably modernize itself to remain relevant in the world, writes Sudhanshu Tripathi for South Asia Monitor.
Education in many ways has lost its sense of playfulness, justice and scepticism. Today, education as a right, as a policy instrument has become an oppressing tool, that not only puts various knowledge cultures and languages into silence but fundamentally violates the rights of the future in terms of democracy, sustainability and citizenship, writes Rajaraman Sundaresan for South Asia Monitor.
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Over the Years, a collection of 106 short articles, offers us interesting sidelights on the currents and cross- currents in the public life of India during two distinctive periods: (I) 1987 to 1991 and (II ) 2010 to the present.