Washington Calling

South Asia Monitor, a resource on, about and of relevance to India and South Asia, is proud to introduce WASHINGTON CALLING, a weekly video and documentary feature powered by Frank Islam, Washington-based entrepreneur, philanthropist and thought leader. It will feature interviews with Washington/US based journalists, lawmakers, diplomats and other professionals as well strategic analysts, journalists and others from India. It will also air occasional documentaries of interest to an India and South Asian audience globally.

Frank Islam A Journey Azamgarh to America
Interview with Lalit Jha, PTI Correspondent in Washington
An interaction with Indian diaspora
25 July 2017 TALK - IHC-SPS Changing Asia Series Can Asia Change the Climate?
Current Turmoil in Kashmir
Trump, climate change and India
Death of a Kashmiri officer
Security Scan- Nirbhaya verdict & security of women
Security Scan - Violence and Unrest in Kashmir
Security Scan - 25 CRPF Personnel Killed in Maoist Ambush in Sukma

India-Nepal Statement on New Connectivity through Inland Waterways

The Prime Ministers of India and Nepal recognised the untapped potential of inland waterways to contribute towards overall economic development of the region. 


India is paying a price for losing its grasslands

Wiry shrubs and clumps of brown-green fill the semi-arid landscape of Kutch in western India. Many of these patches have, over the years, made way for "more productive" agricultural land. This greening of "wasteland" is, however, degrading a precious and largely ignored ecosystem -- the grasslands. And, as a result,


IMF expects India's role in Indo-Pacific region to expand

The International Monetary Fund expects India's role in the Indo-Pacific region's development to continue to expand because of its robust growth, but it has to carry out more trade refor...