DEMOCRACY IN BANGLADESH: DISAPPEARING

“Cleansing Bangladesh’s politics of corrupt elements in order to pave the way for holding free and fair elections is an open-ended goal the fulfilment of which can take years.”

ENGLISH IN INDIA: LANGUAGE OF LIBERATION OR DISCRIMINATION?

“India’s human resource development has been functioning mostly to facilitate the accomplishment of the ‘elites’, who have a craving for education abroad. This is the reason the ‘elite class’ ‘grasps’ the English language – the rest of the Indians have…

NEPAL’S FRAIL STABILITY: UNDERMINED BY AN UNBURIED PAST

“Ordinary people are not concerned about who will come to lead the government but there is worry across the board that political instability has badly affected every sector in the country. The country has been riding a wave of political…

PAKISTAN: THE CHINESE CONNECTION

“For the foreseeable future, China-Pakistan relations and expansion of Chinese influence in Central and South Asia will develop further as China pursues the “One Belt and One Road” initiative, replacing the U.S. dominated status-quo”.

KASHMIR: THE MOST DANGEROUS CONFLICT IN THE WORLD FLARES UP

“The rest of the world may be in denial about what the Indian army is doing (...). Predictably, violence in Kashmir has spiked (...) and India shows no signs of ending its occupation or even forsaking the use of disproportionate…

INDIA’ BEATS CHINA AS FASTEST GROWING BIG ECONOMY

“What ultimately will determine how the Indian economy is affected by the other four imponderables is the fifth: Modi’s handling of the fallout of these challenges throw up and how Indian politics plays out. If the Modi Government is not…

MODI’S BIG WIN IN UTTAR PRADESH: DREAMLAND OR NIGHTMARE?

“Should Mr. Adityanath fail to deliver, there is every fear that he — and Mr. Modi’s party — will resort to deadly Muslim-baiting to stay in power, turning Mr. Modi’s dreamland into a nightmare for India’s minorities, and threatening the…