India-led South Asia Plays a Significant Role in Global Politics

By Ambassador Kazi Anwarul Masud The writer is a former Secretary and ambassador of Bangladesh DHAKA. 1 October 2023 (IDN) — South Asia is the southern subregion of Asia, defined in geographical and ethnic-cultural terms. As commonly conceptualized, South Asia consists of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. Most recent figures in […]

India-Canada Row Exposes Double Standards in Fighting Terrorism

Viewpoint by Kalinga Seneviratne* SINGAPORE. 23 September 2023 (IDN) — After returning from the G20 meeting on 9-10 September in New Delhi, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made a bombshell announcement in the Canadian parliament alleging that there was evidence to suggest India’s involvement in the assassination of Canadian citizen Hardeep Singh Nijjar in June […]

Sri Lanka Back as Donor Darling Ignores the BRICS

France’s Macron and the US Fish in the Indian Ocean By Darini Rajasingham-Senanayake* COLOMBO. 23 August 2023 (IDN) — Sri Lanka continues to swing wildly between being a ‘Donor Darling’ flooded with foreign ‘aid’ and ‘advisors’ on the one hand to a ‘bankrupt’ pariah or outcast on the other. Last year, the strategic Indian Ocean […]

India’s Karnataka State Has a New Approach to Feed the Hungry

By Manjushree Naik MANIPAL, India. 21 August 2023 (IDN) — With India facing the prospect of a grain crisis, the state government of Karnataka in southern India has come up with a novel approach to keep to election promises by giving the poor money to buy the grains. The Karnataka Government’s most ambitious programme, Annabhagya […]

Impact of Social Media: Trivialization of Pakistani Society

Viewpoint by Hamid Ali Khan BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan. 13 August 2023 (IDN) — The prevalence of social media has snowballed in recent years in Pakistan, ushering in a new era of digital interconnectedness. But with this technological advancement comes the unintended consequence of trivializing Pakistani society. Social media platforms like YouTube, Twitter, TikTok, and Facebook have […]

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