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All hope is not lost: 'Comrade in arms' former RAW and ISI chiefs team up in new book

Theirs has been the most vicious of all relations -- one was a former chief of India's RAW and the other of Pakistan's ISI -- but their coming together in a first-of-its kind groundbreaking book of dialogues highlights that "all hope is not lost" as far as sub-continental relations are concerned.

India faces existential threat from within: Shivshankar Menon

National Security is often a topic that has remained confined to the realm of international relations. There has perhaps been very little effort made in the Indian context to analyse the traditional and non-traditional threats facing the country. In such a scenario characterised by dearth of information, the launch of "The Oxford Handbook of India’s National Security" edited by eminent scholars and academicians, Sumit Ganguly, Nicolas Blarel and Manjeet S Pardesi, in New Delhi paved the way for a debate that reexamined the very concept of national security.

Religion as Critique: Islamic Critical Thinking from Mecca to the Marketplace by Irfan Ahmad

Irfan Ahmad makes the far-reaching argument that potent systems and modes for self-critique as well as critique of others are inherent in Islam--indeed, critique is integral to its fundamental tenets large part on South Asian traditions.

Bangladesh is totally Islamised now: Taslima Nasrin

Women rights crusader and controversial Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasrin was only 32 when she was hounded out of her country and forced to live in exile in Europe and America. Twenty-four years on she's lost all hope of returning to her native country, where fundamentalist crowds once bayed for her blood and where she feels she "would be killed right away".

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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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