Frank F. Islam

Frank F. Islam

About Frank F. Islam

The author is an entrepreneur, civic and thought leader based in Washington DC

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Lessons to be learned from China's COVID-19 handling

The bottom line is this:  China has been less than truthful, manipulated messages, behaved autocratically, turned the pandemic into a geopolitical football game of blame and shame, and not been forthcoming about how the novel coronavirus started nor accepted any responsibility for its consequences, writes Frank F Islam for South Asia…

Only a Biden presidency can strengthen Indo-US ties

This inability to get any meaningful trade agreement in place speaks volumes about India’s potential future relations with the US with Trump as president, writes Frank F Islam for South Asia Monitor

Indian economy needs course corrections: Budget 2020-21 was a missed opportunity

In her marathon two hours and 46 minute-speech introducing India’s 2020 budget, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman painted an optimistic picture of the Indian economy

India should celebrate religious diversity, find spiritual common ground

Religious leaders should promote interfaith dialogue. They should bring together followers of different persuasions for meaningful conversations. They should promote a dialogue of understanding and a shared sense of community with other faiths, writes Frank Islam for South Asia Monitor

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Mental health, suicide prevention needs greater attention during pandemic: WHO

With the COVID-19 pandemic still accelerating and impacting people in multiple ways, the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Thursday called upon countries in the South-East Asia region to pay…

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Indian paramilitary to induct transgender officers

In a socially transformation step, the Indian government has decided to induct members of the transgender community in the country's elite paramilitary forces ending discrimination against the…

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