India, Trinidad & Tobago need to forge a new agenda

Leaders in Trinidad &Tobago and India must take revolutionary initiatives to embark upon a programme for sustainable and enhanced trade and commercial relations between the two socially connected countries, writes Paras Ramoutar for South Asia Monitor

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Pakistan: Time to stop banking on external powers, your problems are within

No longer can Pakistan continue to run with the hare and hunt with the hounds. It needs to resolve its own issues; no external power can assist it in its fight against religious obscurantism and terror, writes Tridivesh Singh Maini for South Asia Monitor.

International Crimes Tribunal in Bangladesh: Delivering justice and keeping radicalism at bay

The indictment and effective prosecution of the leaders of the fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami for their involvement in perpetrating violence during the course of Bangladesh’s Liberation Struggle is not only delivering justice, but are also keeping extremism and radicalism at bay, writes Rupak Bhattacharjee for South Asia Monitor.

Great game encore: Power rivalries are playing out loud in Central Asia

As US and Russia move to tilt the balance of Central Asia in their favor,  the regional groupings and extra-regional alliances that these two countries are respectively leading will determine which way the landlocked republics of Central Asia will go, writes Anurag Tripathi for South Asia Monitor.

Obama's Nuclear Security Summit in times of terror

An assertion that could confidently be made about the Obama presidency is this: he would not order his strategic bombers to circle a hostile power as President Richard Nixon did nor would he wage a war impetuously like President George Bush Jr. did. Obama is simply too obsessed with his legacy to rush into wars, writes Amb. Rajiv Dogra for South Asia Monitor.

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In northeast India, water-management practices to deal with climate change

In a small village on the north bank of the Brahmaputra in Assam in northeast India, farmer Horen Nath stood gazing at his partially submerged paddy field. The floods had kept their annual date but mercifully, the farmer said, the waters have started receding. "The weather has become very strange of late. We always had ample rain,


UAE, Saudi Arabia can help India meet any oil deficit, says UAE envoy

Even as the US-imposed sanctions on Iran has put India’s energy security in jeopardy, United Arab Emirates Ambassador to India Ahmed Albanna has allayed fears of an oil shortage, saying hi...