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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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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.

Lie to me? Intelligence sharing by Pakistan should not generate unchecked optimism

Where the intelligence tip-off given by the Pakistani National Security Advisor could have been an act in sincere earnestness to build bridges with India, however given the past track record of Pakistan, it could very well not have been the case, writes Mahendra Ved 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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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...

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