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.


The Vajpayee interview/December 10,1992

On December 6, 1992, Atal Bihari Vajpayee faced the most unsettling challenge of his political career until then when crazed Hindu mobs demolished the 16th century Babri Mosque in Ayodhya. The violent aftermath of that attack, which led to the loss of over 1000 lives and hundreds of injuries, was a harrowing counter to Vajpayee’s


Six new elephant corridors to protect natural nomads

Expressing concern over the increasing number of elephant deaths in India, an international organisation involved in the preservation and protection of these animals globally has stressed the urgent need for a comprehensive policy change in the country to arrest the rapid fall in elephant population.


India’s growth trajectory predicated on structural reform

India’s ruling NDA regime will, no doubt, bask in the glow of regaining the world’s fastest-growing economy position according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).