Morgan Tsvangirai: From a nickel miner to an icon

  Alex Magaisa It’s a dark moment for Zimbabwe. Iconic opposition leader and former Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has died after a two-year battle against colon cancer. His death will remain as one of the rare moments that has united Zimbabwean politicians from across the political divide. His loyal supporters are inconsolable at the loss […]

Maldives in crisis: Beijing faces tough choices

  Manoj Kewalramani On a cold December day in 2017, China’s President Xi Jinping welcomed a special guest at the Great Hall of the People: Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom. The President of the Maldives walked along the red carpet with the swagger of a leader in complete control. A week earlier, his government had engineered […]

Dead end?

  Pakistan’s Defence Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan has said that India has not only wasted the opportunity for normalisation of ties with Islamabad but also restricted the space for peace through its “hostile” stance.Assertion of the Pakistan Defence Minister that an opportunity has been lost is a clear indication that relations between both the both […]

Who’s afraid of Asma Jahangir?

  Zahid Hussain Though small in stature, Asma Jahangir stood tall against the usurpers and bigots who were her biggest nemesis. They were scared of her. Her relentless fight for justice and for the rights of the people made those in power uneasy. Her fearlessness made them shudder. Her quest for regional peace earned her […]

BJP’s Extreme Choices

  Shivam Shankar Singh Alliances in Tripura and J&K have forced both sides to nuance their agendas Tripura goes to polls on February 18. Several alliances have been forged between national and regional parties in the state. The most discussed alliance, however, is a contentious seat-sharing arrangement between the BJP and the Indigenous Peoples Front […]

Crisis in offing

The snowfall in February month has brought the smiles on the faces of people in the Valley. The Western Disturbance which hit the Valley recently has brought back the chill and the widespread precipitation has replenished the water resources. The snowfall has led to the closure of Srinagar-Jammu highway and authorities have not been able […]

3 years of CM Kejriwal: A sense of betrayal

  Sharmistha Mukherjee Arvind Kejriwal took the oath for the second time as the chief minister of Delhi on February 14, Valentine’s Day, in 2015. Three years down the line, his love affair with the people of Delhi seems not only over, but it is turning out to be a bitter relationship. Once the heady […]

Ashraf Ghani is not an ethnonationalist

  Ajmal Shams On February 5, in an article published in the opinion section of Al Jazeera English, author Eisa Khan Ayoobi classified Afghan President Ashraf Ghani as an “ethnonationalist”, surprising many people who have been following Ghani’s political career and tenure as president closely. I have known Ghani personally for several years – I […]

Change your attitude

It’s unfortunate that RSS leaders and others are not allowing the situation in Jammu and Kashmir to settle down. Repeated statements of the RSS leaders about Article 370 being temporary and it has to go can stir the hornet’s nest in Jammu and Kashmir. The leaders of the rightwing parties seem hell bent upon vitiating […]

Why Modi govt should worry about RSS’ ability to mobilise

  Nitin Pai Those who are criticising the RSS chief for ‘insulting’ the Indian Army by saying that Sangh volunteers can mobilise faster are both wrong and miss the point. In his speech at Muzaffarpur, Mohan Bhagwat stated with visible pride that Sangh volunteers are so disciplined that they can be mobilised in a matter […]

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