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Rohingya children must be protected

We are appalled to learn that there are around 40,000 orphans among the three lakh children in the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh. These unfortunate children have lost either one or both parents in the brutal persecution of Rohingyas in Myanmar's Rakhine State that has forced over six lakh Rohingyas to flee their homes and take refuge in Bangladesh. One can only imagine the trauma these children have gone through and continue to suffer as they await an uncertain future.

Why Dhaka is not a walkable city, yet!

I have been walking around Dhaka, kind of randomly, for the past few months. It was not for health reasons. I was mostly interested in doing a personal assessment of the capital city's walkability.

Police Week: Between reforms and rituals

Ritualist-ically every year, a week is set aside in the month of January for observing as the Police Week. I use the word “ritualistically” deliberately, since except for the parade and general “durbar” with the PM, very little palpable seems to happen during the seven days.

No progress without homes for the poor

In a recent plan, the housing and public works minister has said that the slums in Dhaka will be replaced by high-rise buildings.

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India-China civil-society dialogue on climate change, sustainable development

China has initiated early actions on the Wuhan summit between Indian PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping that stressed the need for people-to-people dialogue for the development of not only India and China but the whole world.


India’s growth story is treading on thin ice

By all estimates, the Indian economy has entered a phase of recovery. After a period of subdued growth that was marred by a spate of disruptions, India has regained the fastest-growing major eco...