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Disillusioned youth: Problem of jobless growth in India
The generation of today, though living in an economically turbulent times, is psychologically more aspirational than their predecessors. Digital revolution has created information societies in which people are connected more than ever, writes Gauri Chauhan for South Asia Monitor.
Pakistan is heading towards disaster
The 2017 report of the Fragile States Index put Pakistan in the list of the first 20 failed countries, which should be worrisome for the country, writes Jai K Verma for South Asia Monitor.
India should raise stakes against Pakistan, including military options
The revival of militancy in Srinagar town is not a good omen. Its implications can be disastrous and adversely affect the security forces’ resolve to minimise militancy by this winter, writes Brig Anil Gupta (retd) for South Asia Monitor

Djibouti on New Delhi's radar:...

The challenge for India, which has voiced its reservations about OBOR, will be in arriving at an ...


India and EU: Rediscovering ea...

Taken from this negative perspective, the 14th Summit has certainly broken a new ground.  It...


US South Asia policy: Betting ...

Whatever the vicissitudes in American politics, India is likely to remain a key strategic partner...


Pakistanís ISI thwarts US plan...

The brazen manner in which Pakistan continues to deny the role being played by Rawalpindi in supp...


Pakistanís Expectations Author Name US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will be visiting Pakistan next week, becoming the highest government official to ...

Tillersonís South Asia rhetoric must translate into action on the ground by both India and US Author Name India and the United States are the world’s largest democracies, separated by different worldviews. That has be...

The coming shift: Changes in automobile technology will radically re-engineer the way we travel Author Name The internal combustion engine brought about a radical lifestyle shift in the 20th century. ...

India, Russia tri-services exercise starts Author Name The first India-Russia tri-services "Exercise INDRA 2017" started here on Friday with a glittering opening ...

What statistics donít tell No Image Whenever we dwell on economic woes confronting ordinary people and the mess that has set in because of untimely or ill-conceived decisions of the finance ministry, the response we get is: India is the world’s fastest growing economy.

Face it, fix it: #MeToo movement shows the entire world has a Weinstein problem Author Name   The Harvey Weinstein saga continues to roll out scandalously in Hollywood. More than 50 women have now gon...

Mayhem in Afghanistan

There seems to be no end to violence and mayhem in Afghanistan. The security forces suffered third attack during this week on Wednesday when an explosives laden truck targeted an Afghan army bas...

Nawaz or Shahbaz?

The campaign to have Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif as PML-N leader has picked up.


Do more

Nepal has been elected member of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for the first time since its inception in 2006.

Education should improve skills

Improving the skills and productivity of our workforce is a major policy issue for Bangladesh as we strive to compete in the highly globalised world of the 21st century, and there is a general c...


Cap on campaign expenditure - How?

At long last, legislation is to be introduced to place a ceiling on campaign finances at elections.

Pollution: Killer of lives and growth

  According to a recent report of the Lancet Commission of Health and Pollution, India leads the world in pollution-related premature deaths, accounting for 2.51million of the ni...


Bloggerís killing shows danger of Maldive extremism

To the outside world, the Maldives is synonymous with romantic beach tourism. But the calm azure waters of the Indian Ocean belie a conflict between tourist idyll and reality.

Take development to the highland

In the first meeting of the highlanders in the capital Wednesday, more than 350 highlanders from 10 dzongkhags met to put before the government a list of priorities for the highland communities ...


spotlight image Since Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina assumed office again in Bangladesh in 2009, bilateral relations between New Delhi and Dhaka have been on a steady upward trajectory.
  Nearly 58 per cent of the about 600,000 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh are children who suffer from severe malnutrition, a UN report released said.
A unique and passionate gathering of acrophiles, or mountain lovers, took place in neat and picturesque Aizawl, the capital of Mizoram state in north-eastern India in September.
India’s foreign policy under Prime Minister Narendra Modi has attained a level of maturity which allows it to assert itself in an effective manner. This is aimed at protecting the country’s national interests in a sustained way.
With over 100 incidents of braid chopping reported in different parts of Kashmir, there is widespread fear and anger among the people.
According to the National Bureau of Statistics, China's GDP expanded 6.9 percent year on year in the first three quarters of 2017, an increase of 0.2 percent above that of the corresponding period of last year.
As political roller coasters go, there is none as steep and unpredictable as the one shared by the United States and Iran.
In West Asia, the end of one war paves the way for the next. Raqqa, the Syrian capital of the self-styled Islamic State (IS), has fallen to a coalition of rebels, the Syrian Democratic Forces that is backed by the United States.
On “Defining Our Relationship with India for the Next Century”

Title: The People Next Door -The Curious History of India-Pakistan Relations; Author: T.C.A. Raghavan; Publisher: HarperCollins ; Pages: 361; Price: Rs 699


Could the North Korean nuclear issue which is giving the world an anxious time due to presence of hotheads on each side, the invasion of Iraq and its toxic fallout, and above all, the arms race in the teeming but impoverished South Asian subcon...


Title: A Bonsai Tree; Author: Narendra Luther; Publisher: Niyogi Books; Pages: 227 Many books have been written on India's partition but here is a firsthand account of the horror by a migrant from what is now Pakistan, who ...


As talk of war and violence -- all that Mahatma Gandhi stood against -- gains prominence across the world, a Gandhian scholar has urged that the teachings of the apostle of non-violence be taken to the classroom.


Interview with Hudson Institute’s Aparna Pande, whose book From Chanakya to Modi: Evolution of India’s Foreign Policy, was released on June 17.

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