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Supporting Irom Sharmila and Opposing AFSPA

Supporting Irom Sharmila and Opposing AFSPA

We’re all connected now. Thanks to online news sources, we can hear about news we might never have heard of in the past. That’s how I, a middle-aged American, came to hear about Irom Sharmila’s steadfast protest against an unjust law. I had not heard about AFSPA—the law that lets the Indian Army act with […]

Identity tag dehumanizes Rohingyas

Identity tag dehumanizes Rohingyas

Today we argue here some of the issues, which are long-settled couple of centuries back—so not supposed to even raise in modern-day, but we do as feel needed, though unfortunately. Starting with racial manipulation of identity tags (we been delicately tagged-by), which so far diffused in every nook and corner in Myanmar dehumanizing you, me […]

South Asia’s Peace Nobel – Symbolic vs Pragmatic

South Asia’s Peace Nobel – Symbolic vs Pragmatic

This year Norwegian Nobel Committee awards peace prize to two South Asian child activists— Malala Yousafzai (being a teenager) and Kailash Satyarthi (working for children). One turns into famous daring to defy Taliban’s drag against women education and may be Noble Committee just upholds her symbolic unbeaten stands towards girls education in the fanatic Swat […]

India-Myanmar Relations – From past to present scenario

India-Myanmar Relations – From past to present scenario

With the conquest of Assam in 1821, the Burmese came close to British Indian territories. The Assamese nobilities took refuge in British territories and sought their help to expel the Burmese from Assam. But the Burmese ambition to capture more English territories led to the first Anglo-Burmese war in 1824. The Burmese were defeated and […]

The India-Bangladesh Relationships – Lookback and Reality Check

The India-Bangladesh Relationships – Lookback and Reality Check

Differences of opinion between the Congress leaders Nehru and Patel with the Muslim League leaders Jinnah and Liaquat Ali Khan led to the division of British India. The 1947 partition of British India along communal lines drawn by Cyril Radcliffe created India and Pakistan. The division done in a hurry under Viceroy Lord Louis Mountbatten […]

Verdict of Arms Smuggling to ULFA Questions Bangladesh Sovereignty

Verdict of Arms Smuggling to ULFA Questions Bangladesh Sovereignty

The verdict of January 31 (2014) on the alleged arms smuggling to ULFA (United Liberation Front of Asom) that was detained at Chittagong Port in 2004 dismayed not only the independent analysts, but also the political scientists as well as judicial, military and intelligence experts. The verdict that awarded death sentence to two former ministers, […]

Maoists in the North East India – Reality and Myth-Making

Maoists in the North East India – Reality and Myth-Making

On 9 June 2013, just before the clock struck midnight, a police contingent in Assam’s Tinsukia district boarded the Chennai-Egmore Express, minutes before its three-day long journey, and pulled out 66 youths. A critical intelligence input received by the police had indicated that these youths from tea gardens, Ahom and Moran communities were going to […]