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Seema Sengupta

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Extreme jingoism may boomerang on India

Having sounded the war bugle over the killing of 17 Indian soldiers in a suspicious terror attack in Indian-administered-Kashmir’s Uri town on Sept. 18, New Delhi seems to have settled for a quite surrender after taking its propaganda warfare to a practically unsustainable level.

October 04, 2016

Need for a new Palestine policy

A grand conference on the vexed Palestinian issue was recently organized in New Delhi to highlight the plight of the occupied people enduring 60 years of non-stop brutality.

September 26, 2016

Underestimating ASEAN’s strength

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent bilateral visit to Vietnam and the back-to-back trip to Laos for attending the ASEAN Summit, coincided with simmering tension in the South China Sea due to increased military activities in the disputed reefs by even non-stake holding nations.s

September 19, 2016

Reviving Indo-Egypt ties

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi’s recent India trip has provided an excellent opportunity to expand bilateral cooperation at a much wider scale, covering a range of regional and international issues.

September 12, 2016

Sleepwalking into trouble

As Afghanistan, sitting at the crossroads of civilization since centuries, floats rudderless on a sea of unknowing, India’s Narendra Modi government has started fishing in the troubled Afghan waters with renewed vigor.

September 05, 2016

Wrong policy of intervention

Does Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi deserve lavish praise for taking potshots at Pakistan over Balochistan unrest, during his Independence Day speech, in a tit-for-tat response to Islamabad’s unflinching support for Kashmiris’ self-determination?

August 29, 2016

The neighborhood bully

Is South Asia rolling back to those volatile days of the 1970-80s when New Delhi, basking in the glory of a successful military adventure in 1971, used to exercise its privileged power in complete disregard to the interests of smaller regional neighbors?

August 16, 2016

Amid global travel alert

AS the global tourism industry reels from successive terror attacks in recent times, it is heartening to note that the Arab world has refused to be cowed down by violent activities of a few insane and indoctrinated individuals, whose main objective is to create fear psychosis in society to serve

August 08, 2016

Glimmer of hope for Rohingyas

Is there finally light at the end of the tunnel for Rohingyas?

August 01, 2016