Politics

Double speak on CAA-NRC-NPR

Double speak on CAA-NRC-NPR

December 27, 2019

Two weeks after the Parliament passed the Citizenship Amendment Act, widespread protests continue against the law as well as plans for nationwide NRC and the nod to NPR. Taken by surprise and on the back foot at least for a week in face of the protests, the ruling party has turne...

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Shut the **internet** up!

Shut the **internet** up!

December 18, 2019

The world’s largest democracy is shutting down the internet far more than any other country. It is not only snatching away people’s rights to free speech but is costing the economy at the same time.

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Student power on display

Student power on display

December 18, 2019

After years of relative calm, protests have gripped university campuses across the nation. Does this signal a new phase in Indian politics?

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Cop25 failure

Cop25 failure

December 15, 2019

The Cop25 negotiations in Madrid ended in a failure as global leaders try to kick the climate change can down an inexistant road.

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Citizen Amendment Act

Citizen Amendment Act

December 15, 2019

With nearly half of India burning after the Citizen Amendment Bill was passed, what will be its impact on the ties between its two friendly neighbours –Bangladesh and Afghanistan?

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Russia-Ukraine repair relations

Russia-Ukraine repair relations

December 14, 2019

The quartet meeting in Paris earlier this week saw Russia and Ukraine take moves to reduce tensions. This would allow Russia to rebuild strained ties with Germany and France and talk business.

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French strikes: make or break for Macron

French strikes: make or break for Macron

December 13, 2019

The intensification of action by millions of striking workers in France poses one of the biggest threats to Emmanuel Macron’s presidency.

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Citizenship Amendment Bill

Citizenship Amendment Bill

December 12, 2019

The strong reaction to the CAB bill passage was expected. The government is caught unprepared to deal with the mess, yet again.

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Cop25 Madrid

Cop25 Madrid

December 1, 2019

Yet another jamboree to ‘fight’ climate change begins in Madrid on Monday. So far words have failed to turn into actions. Unlikely to be any different this time around.

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Assaults in Indian campuses

Assaults in Indian campuses

November 30, 2019

India is on third spot after Turkey and China in terms of assaults on higher education community. Violent altercations between students, security forces and off-campus groups, and actions against scholars critical of those in power, is on rise.

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