Mayank Chhaya

Mayank Chhaya

About Mayank Chhaya

The writer is a Chicago-based journalist, author and filmmaker

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Will Afghanistan provide the strategic depth that Pakistan has long been seeking against India?

Beijing will quickly establish a ruthlessly transactional and pragmatic relationship to exploit Afghanistan’s rich mineral resources as well expand its much-cherished Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) from Pakistan, writes Mayank Chhaya for South Asia Monitor

The American debacle in Afghanistan: Did US negotiators know early in 2020 that the Taliban could take over easily?

It is hardly surprising that in a mockery of the so-called US intelligence projection that Kabul could fall in 30 to 60 days, the capital caved in within 48 hours, writes Mayank Chhaya for South Asia Monitor

Will Taliban 2.0 signal a radical policy change?

To the extent that the Taliban keeps its word both on not letting it soil be used as a terrorist launch pad and keeping off Kashmir, there is a possible window for the Modi government in India to engage with it, writes Mayank Chhaya for South Asia Monitor

Spyware Pegasus looms large over civil liberties and demands global deployment standards

If people and institutions were targeted in India for specific political and personal motives, then it is a huge problem that goes to the very heart of individual civil liberties and hence democracy itself

Dilip Kumar: Some fond reminiscences of India's greatest actor

As Dilip Kumar, by a wide consensus India’s greatest mainstream actor, passed away at 98 on July 7, I think of the four interviews that I did with him through the mid-1980s and early 1990s

Remembering former Indian PM P V Narasimha Rao: A personal reminiscence on his birth centenary

I worked as a journalist in New Delhi between 1989 and 1998 which means a majority of my posting coincided with the tenure of the late Prime Minister P V Narasimha Rao

Remembering former Indian PM V P Singh and the St Kitts saga

June 25, besides being the 46th anniversary of former prime minister Indira Gandhi's emergency rule, also happened to be the 90th birth anniversary of the late Indian prime minister Vishwanath Pratap Singh (1989-90)

Pakistan prime minister’s expedient silence over the plight of Uyghur Muslims in China’s Xinjiang

Prime Minister Khan insists that when it comes the Uyghurs, “We speak to them (China) behind closed doors.”   If the Chinese do not let the Pakistani leadership talk about the Uyghurs in public, are we being told that they would indulge them privately? It is laughable.

Farmers' protests in India in danger of being hijacked, says Sikh entrepreneur-activist

Sukhi Chahal, a Silicon Valley-based IT entrepreneur and Sikh activist, has been in the headlines in India for his assertion that the ongoing farmers’ protest out of Punjab and elsewhere is vulnerable to being “hijacked” by remnants of the separatist Khalistani movement

Shabana Azmi: A renaissance artist on her life and career

Shabana Azmi began her career in 1974 winning the National Film Award for Best Actress in her very first film, Shyam Benegal’s much-cherished ‘Ankur’

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