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Too many Muslim families are trapped in poverty because of a lack of education. With her own education, the woman can educate and equip her children to escape that trap, writes Frank F Islam for South Asia Monitor

 
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Modi and Trump pride themselves on being natural deal-makers. It will be instructive to  monitor how they ‘deal’ with each other on  Monday, writes C Uday Bhaskar for South Asia Monitor

 
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The publishing industry in India is set to boom on the back of available technology and resources, spread of education and the government's enabling policy on foreign direct investment, writes K P R Nair for South Asia Monitor

 
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The US is the country Modi has visited the most, signifying the importance his government attaches to the partnership. The relationship has flagged in recent months and it is no more a state of "comfort, candour and convergence" as he once described it. Trump’s protectionist policies also do not exactly place him in an ideal negotiating position, writes Saroj Mohanty for South Asia Monitor

 
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India is in favour of envisaging the new Bilateral Investment Treaty under the larger framework of the Free Trade Agreement, so that the new BIT is a part of the FTA, writes Yumna Jamal for South Asia Monitor

 
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India’s trade deficit with China marginally improved in 2016-17. However, the rise in export value was too small to make a significant impact on trade deficit, writes Sanjay Kumar Kar for South Asia Monitor

 
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India’s growing interests in Central Asia are well-recognized by SCO members. For India, therefore, membership of the SCO is primarily its gateway to Central Asia, writes Anurag Tripathi for South Asia Monitor

 
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Making Saudi Arabia and Israel his first ports of call, Trump has indicated a continuity of ‘special relationships.’ These special bonds include energy geopolitics, strategic alliances, arms sales and, of course, hostility and cordiality with Iran and Saudi Arabia respectively, writes Dr Bawa Singh for South Asia Monitor

 
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Indian policy makers hope that if the coalition arrangements works and the Conservatives form a minority government with the Northern Ireland based DUP, May would be compelled to compromise on immigration issues, writes Bhaswati Mukherjee for South Asia Monitor

 
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The challenge for Modi is that currently the US, China and Russia are beholden to the  Pakistani military for their own security and strategic reasons and this is proving to be counter to the consensus that Modi is striving for, writes C Uday Bhaskar for South Asia Monitor

 


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spotlight image A career diplomat, Chitranganee Wagiswara, High Commissioner of Sri Lanka, is the first woman to be the island nation’s envoy to India. As Foreign Secretary, she was Sri Lanka’s top diplomat for 18 months before being posted to New Delhi.
 
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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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Close Canada-India collaboration in health and wellness is a journey that commenced in 2015 in Toronto, when the first major health summit was held, and ended in March 2017 in New Delhi.
 
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With weird concoction like "Beer Yoga" getting popular as the next big international fitness craze, the ancient art of inner blossoming is seemingly going topsy-turvy. And as yoga hogs the limelight on its third International Day, the loud call for saving the spirit of the ancient and modern practice can't be swept under
 
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The death of deputy superintendent Mohammed Ayub Pandith at the hands of a lynch mob highlights the dangers to the police in Kashmir today, whether from gun-wielding militants or locals disgruntled with the Indian State.
 
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Sher Bahadur Deuba has been elected Prime Minister of Nepal at an especially fragile time in the life of the 11-year-old Himalayan republic.
 
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The rapid rise of Mohammed bin Salman, from one among many princes in the al-Saud royal family to the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia within a span of two years, is an unprecedented development in the history of the Kingdom.
 
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A United States fighter downed a Syrian military aircraft for the first time when it bombed a Syrian rebel faction backed by Washington.
 
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Title: Reporting Pakistan; Author: Meena Menon; Publisher: Viking/Penguin Random House; Pages: 340; Price: Rs 599

 
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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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Jim Corbett was a British-Indian hunter and tracker-turned-conservationist, author and naturalist; who started off as an officer in the British army and attained the rank of a colonel. Frequently called in to kill man-eating tigers or leopards,...

 
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Title: Bollywood Boom; Author: Roopa Swaminathan; Publisher: Penguin; Price: Rs 399; Pages: 221

 
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