Behind the attacks on Bangladesh's Hindus

Behind the attacks on Bangladesh's Hindus: A battle for a nation's identity

Attacks on Hindu localities and places of worship, like temples and Durga Puja mandaps, are aimed at terrorizing Hindus so that they don't assert politically, stay away from voting and even vote against Awami League in frustration at lack of protection, writes Subir Bhaumik for South Asia Monitor 

Turkish-Pakistani co-production

Soft power rivalries: Imran Khan backs Turkish-Pakistani co-production to diminish 'Hollywood-Bollywood influence'

The Turkish actors are immensely popular in Pakistan, even as the women actors, glamorous and without any veils, even sporting swimwear in real lives, have drawn criticism from the Pakistani conservatives, writes Mahendra Ved for South Asia Monitor

Civil society protests in Bangladesh against minority attacks

Minorities under assault in Bangladesh: Can civil society turn the tide?

While the ruling Awami League remains committed to protecting the minorities, the administration has been often unable to prevent Islamist rampages, writes Tapas Das for South Asia Monitor

India’s philosophical, spiritual traditions

India’s philosophical, spiritual traditions can give a new direction to global sustainable development

Instead of following the unsustainable growth example of the US and China, which is based on extreme greed and a very materialistic outlook, we should give the world a new direction of development where high technology is guided by spirituality

Medical students in Jammu & Kashmir

Kashmiri medical students accused of celebrating Pakistan's cricket win to face anti-terror law in India

Cricket is not just a sport in India; it is also fodder for serious politics. Medical students in Jammu & Kashmir,  who celebrated Pakistan's maiden T20 World Cup victory against India on…

Trinidad’s annual Divali Nagar

Trinidad’s annual Divali Nagar will be a showcase of Indo-Trinidadian culture

Divali Nagar has now become the eternal flagship of Hinduism and Indian culture of various strains in the Caribbean

Pakistan PM dials China’s Xi Xinping

Pakistan PM dials China’s Xi Xinping, talks of strengthening economic ties; call for immediate aid to Afghanistan

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan Tuesday held telephonic talks with Chinese President Xi Xinping when both leaders agreed to “further strengthen bilateral economic and commercial ties”

UN General Assembly

Pakistan seeks to distract criticism of China's persecution of Muslims by attacking India; Sri Lanka, Maldives support Beijing

India denounced Pakistan's efforts to defend China's persecution of its Muslim minority by attacking India with “false and malicious propaganda.”

Uttarakhand and Kerala flood devastation

India must strengthen natural defenses to combat climate change impact

The annual monsoon poses a persistent threat for millions of people and governments should do more to reduce the risk to life and property

Indian tea industry

Fake tea issue: Solution to Indian tea industry's problems lies in cooperation with Nepal and Bangladesh

India should assist Nepal and Bangladesh to obtain GI certification for their teas

Maldives blue economy

Maldives calls on international experts to promote its blue economy

The Maldives has a great scope for collaborating with international experts to promote its blue economy, President Ibrahim Mohammed Solih said on Tuesday as the country looks to promote other…

39 women officers get permanent commission in Indian Army after judicial victory

Piercing the glass ceiling: 39 women officers get permanent commission in Indian Army after judicial victory

Thirty-nine Indian Army's women officers have got Permanent Commission after winning a protracted legal battle in the Supreme Court, which ordered the government to ensure their new service status…