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Post-Doklam, China and India work to manage bruised ties

It is not harmony and optics which have driven both China and India to re-engage more closely with each other, particularly after 2017’s bruising faceoff at Doklam plateau; it is sheer compulsion, writes Nilova Roy Chaudhury for South Asia Monitor

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Sri Lanka's new constitution: A new era in the Island-nation's politics

A new constitution is in the process of being churned in Sri Lanka. With the constitutional assembly working in full force to see to the successful carving and implementation of the new constitution, Sri Lanka has heralded a new phase in its political life, writes Sugeeswara Senadhira for South Asia Monitor.

India's economic generosity can transform South Asia

Appearing to be the best bet in a global order that is connected by boundary-transcending technologies, but where national rivalries are still rife, fostering of economic cooperation between countries can help pacify suspicion and mistrust that have often triggered conflicts between nations. And, India is doing so in South Asia, writes Chayanika Saxena for South Asia Monitor.

International amnesia and the case of lost freedom: Tibet and the Chinese occupation

It is now 57 years since Tibetans revolted against the occupation of Tibet by China and March 10, 1959 is considered as Tibetan Uprising Day. Living under the thumb of a repressive Communist regime, freeing of Tibet from the forcible occupation of China appears to be a forgotten case, writes N.S. Venkatraman for South Asia Monitor.

Lessons from South Asia’s past can help Myanmar shape its present

Myanmar has dealt with numerous upheavals when significant changes took place not just in the context of its domestic policies, but also within its foreign policy domain. As the country undergoes a massive political change yet again, Myanmar can look to the South Asian nations for inspiration and lessons, writes Tridivesh Singh Maini 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,

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IMF cuts India's growth projection, but it still retains world's top spot

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) cut India's growth projections for this fiscal year to 7.3 per cent and for the next to 7.5 per cent on Monday, although the country will still retain i...

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