Can India become a global beacon for democracy? Yes, if....

I believe India is poised to move centrestage as an exemplar of and worldwide advocate for democracy.  I say this recognizing that India as a nation and democracy is far from perfect.  It has numerous problems that need to be addressed in order to don the mantle of a democratic leader, writes Frank F Islam for South Asia Monitor

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UNHRC's 'biased' report on Kashmir: India needs to rally its friends

The Council which began its session on 18 June will conclude on 6 July, 2018. India would need to rally its friends and allies to ensure that the High Commissioner’s recommendation on sending a mission is rejected and his personal credibility impacted, writes Amb Bhaswati Mukherjee (Retd.) for South Asia Monitor

India must articulate a clear stand on Iran

India needs to make its voice heard on the Iran issue and cannot insulate itself. While it is okay not to comment on every geo-political issue, playing it safe on Iran will not benefit New Delhi, writes Tridivesh Singh Maini for South Asia Monitor

Crisis in Maldives: India should use diplomacy to resolve situation

The most viable route for India is to maintain its diplomatic stand and gather as much international support as possible, which will prove beneficial if the need for putting boots on the ground arises, as India will have the support of opposition parties in the Maldives and the international community, writes Vishwajeet Singh Raghav for South Asia Monitor.    

Needed a Vajpayee template to resolve Kashmir

This is not the first time that J&K has faced such a situation and this will be the eighth time since 1977 that Governor’s rule is being imposed in Srinagar and the fourth time since   Vohra assumed office in June 2008, writes C Uday Bhaskar for South Asia Monitor

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Tackling e-waste: UNSW's Indo-Australian scientist offers to help India

Indo-Australian scientist Veena Sahajwalla, whose pioneering invention of the world’s first micro factory to tackle e-waste has generated global attention, says the technology can be deployed in areas of Delhi like Seelampur and Mayapuri, home to hundreds of MSMEs, to help ‘kabadiwallas’, the traditional waste collect


India’s urban agenda one of the defining projects of 21st century: Minister

“India’s urban agenda will constitute one of the defining projects of the 21st century,” Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Puri told the High Level Political Forum on ...