BBC has been biased in its India coverage

BBC has been biased in its India coverage

BBC has since decades been projecting the Indian Army and security forces who have been bearing the brunt of terrorism in J&K and the Northeast for decades as violators of human rights, very often at the behest of terrorist organisations through their overground representatives and separatists.

Hard work or Harvard: What India needs is more educational autonomy

If autonomy, creativity, freedom to design curriculum, the appointment of faculties, and incentivization of research are used as a sales pitch to lure world-acclaimed institutions, why not set your own house (Indian universities) in order first? Why not harness the potential of Indian universities like the JNU instead of stigmatising them? 

Netaji Subhas Bose and his concept of nationalism

But unfortunately, the entire history, struggle, and ideas of nationalism of Netaji are restricted to a few paras in history textbooks. 

How deep is the political insecurity in Sri Lanka?

The Wickremesinghe government argues that sustained protests undermine the rule of law and create an anarchical situation in the country. Using these justifications, the government has been continuing its brutal and often violent repression in order to remain in power.

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Bangladesh and Myanmar can resolve outstanding issues through closer trade and investment ties

The troubled Rakhine region of Myanmar can potentially become a trade hub between Bangladesh and Myanmar.

How humming can help keep mind and body healthy

If we keep our noses clean it will help us to remain healthy and happy!

Is the world celebrating the new year in a vacuum?

The pre-conditions for the wishes on the eve of 2023  for peace and harmony to be realized is that the battle for the future has to be fought and won in the minds and hearts of the people.

Where are the engineers who will build India?

This sorry situation in Indian engineering education is not the students' fault, but a skewed and faulty education system that focuses only on the numbers.

BJP’s Gujarat electoral victory: Polarizations to the fore

We had been a society where a joint celebration of festivals was part of our common culture. Now things have come to such a pass that provocative actions are planned to ensure a divisive trajectory in society.

Recalling a memorable experience with Dominique Lapierre

The present edition of Freedom at Midnight is in its 36th edition since 1975. 

A Pakistani media legend bows out (1952-2022): He was a champion of the underdog

His creativity included Aman Ki Asha, the ‘hope for peace’ project between Pakistan and India for which he penned the groundbreaking joint editorial, as well as other projects for education and rational thinking.

Will Pakistan ever apologise for the 1971 genocide?

Until Pakistan apologizes for the genocide of 1971, it will remain a disgraced nation in the annals of human civilization.

Celebrating India’s Constitution: Reducing widening inequality should be the goal

Another important aspect of the Constitution is the protection of minorities. There are abundant safeguards to protect minorities against the arbitrary use of power by the majority. As Dr. Ambedkar said, "The majority has a duty toward minorities, as the latter have chosen to be under majority rule".

A tale of two pardons in India: Setting a bad example

The message being sent out is ominous: What kind of society do we wish to create where, if victims and their families belong to a certain religion or class, they must be prepared to live with the perpetrators of crimes against them roaming free?

Needed ‘dignity in disaster’ for Assam’s female residents during annual floods

The inclusion of women in disaster planning must be strongly advocated. Doing so would not only aid in effective disaster risk governance but also strengthen the resilience of all the members of a community by addressing gender-specific needs.

Twitter tantrums: Free enterprise, unfree enterprises, public distrust

Yet, many of the advocates of free speech and unhindered competition and zero controls fail to see that the enterprises themselves are anything but places where free speech is tolerated, let alone encouraged.

Inserting communal angles in sensational murders: Grave threat to social peace

What is needed is to combat the ‘love jihad’ propaganda, which is being done with unimaginable intensity and is vitiating social peace. The need for national ‘help lines’ and support systems for such isolated girls in painful relationships is the need for the hour. 

Act or perish: Youth in universities ' zero' down to stem climate change

Carbon-neutral university campuses would not only be inspiring to government and businesses but also a pressure point for climate negotiators who are endlessly compromising the text of the climate agreement resulting in diluting the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement. 

Bangladesh needs no diplomatic lecturing on democracy or human rights

There have been numerous instances in Bangladesh when diplomats, especially from the UK, the US, and the European Union, have voiced their opinions openly about the fairness of elections, or the democratic functioning of the government, which in no way falls under the purview of conventional diplomacy.

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