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Emerging India battles a water crisis

The crippling water shortage in Latur, a city of about half a million, in the drought-stricken region of Maharashtra is emblematic of the deep crisis people are facing across the country. This will be our future, unless we act fast, writes Aniket Bhavthankar for South Asia Monitor.

Pakistani army: Stop being nation, instead assist in nation-building

Pakistan is finding itself comparatively isolated and cornered by the international community to deliver as far as the war on terror is concerned. Like any other professional army in the world the Pakistani army needs to contribute in nation-building rather than trying to become the nation itself, writes Brig. Anil Gupta (Retd.) for South Asia Monitor.

Persisting Madhesi trouble bodes ill for Nepal

The promulgation of new constitution on September 20, 2015 was a historic step forward, but there are certain shortcomings in the new constitution and the disruptive protests by marginalized Madhesi formations have caused enormous loss and distress within Nepal, writes Binodkumar Singh for South Asia Monitor.

Pakistan crying for gender parity: But will Islamists let it happen?

Violence against women is a prevalent social evil in Pakistan. While attempts are being made to redress many of their concerns and prevent their future occurrence, but the regressive approach of organizations such as the Council of Islamic Ideology to women’s rights can trammel any and all these efforts, writes Sanchita Bhattacharya for South Asia Monitor.

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India poised to join China as global leaders in renewables: Report

India is poised to join China as the two global leaders in the renewable energy technology-led transformation, a US-based research institute said.


India’s growth story is treading on thin ice

By all estimates, the Indian economy has entered a phase of recovery. After a period of subdued growth that was marred by a spate of disruptions, India has regained the fastest-growing major eco...