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India needs a People’s Charter - a referendum of the type of India people want

An apolitical mass movement is imperative, given that India’s secular democracy and constitutional freedoms are facing an existential threat 

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The central theme of Modi’s governance - both as Chief Minister of Gujarat and Prime Minister of India - is his undiluted focus on poverty alleviation, industrial and economic development and social progress

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No society can progress if it does not muster the courage to question taboos, particularly those which trample on human rights, dignity, and liberal values

China must help in resolving the vexed Rohingya issue that has overburdened Bangladesh

China must become the region's new peacemaker, with its approach to resolving the Rohingya situation bringing out the hesitancy of the western powers to take a decisive stand on the vexed issue

Rural Media Network Pakistan rejects proposed Pakistan Media Development Authority; says it is 'unconstitutional' and against press freedom

The Rural Media Network Pakistan (RMNP ) board meeting held under the chairmanship of its president Ehsan Ahmed Sehar has  turned down the proposed Pakistan Media Development Authority (PMDA) unanimously

Afghanistan sliding towards its worst humanitarian crisis

It is the core responsibility of the Muslim Ummah to rescue Afghans from the clutches of an impending civil war

Commemorating 9/11 and aftermath: The South Asian experience

As we honor the legacies of those lives lost on September 11, 2001, we also reflect on the dramatic impact that day had on our nation and communities like ours

Now a world-class sports school in India that balances sports and academic schedules

As India’s first integrated school for sports and academics, TSS is a potential winner model balancing between the needs of budding athletes to excel at their chosen sport and the kind of academic pursuits they also prefer

Who will fund the new Taliban government?

The squeeze of western donations would make it difficult for the Taliban government to pay salaries to its employees, continue welfare schemes that were started by the previous government, and contain high inflation

Remembering Hal Gould, a friend of South Asia

When some of us launched a South Asia initiative earlier this year, Hal Gould came to mind

Is the Taliban patriotic?

The people of Afghanistan have become pawns and everybody in power is painting this story to suit their respective national interests

Sterley Stanley, first South Asian From Middlesex County in New Jersey General Assembly; third Indian American in state legislature

New Jersey state’s Asian population has experienced remarkable growth within the last decade

India: A case for Right To Protest To Be Heard

What needs to be understood is the fact that protests raise significant human rights issues that force the state to act upon its obligations to prevent, investigate, prosecute and punish those responsible

'India's vaccine program is slow, making country vulnerable to a third or fourth wave'

Global research has established that protection by vaccines doesn't last long anywhere near a full year, as previously hoped. It is now clear that the efficacy of all vaccines drops sharply every month after a person is fully vaccinated

It is inconceivable to call Aligarh by any other name

The impact of rechristening Aligarh and other towns and districts on their local communities, especially those belonging to the Muslim faith, is likely to have disastrous consequences