Washington Calling

South Asia Monitor, a resource on, about and of relevance to India and South Asia, is proud to introduce WASHINGTON CALLING, a weekly video and documentary feature powered by Frank Islam, Washington-based entrepreneur, philanthropist and thought leader. It will feature interviews with Washington/US based journalists, lawmakers, diplomats and other professionals as well strategic analysts, journalists and others from India. It will also air occasional documentaries of interest to an India and South Asian audience globally.


 

Sikkim shines; receives FAO award for becoming world's first organic state

Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling received the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation's (FAO) prestigious Future Policy Gold Award from its Deputy Director Maria Helena Semedo, who commended the Himalayan state for setting an example to the world by becoming the first totally organic state.

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China backs Pakistan's request for IMF assistance

China has endorsed Pakistan’s request to the IMF for a bailout package, but cautioned that it should not affect economic cooperation between Islamabad and Beijing.

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