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POLITICS

 |  Musings from afar  |  4-minute read
Davos in the desert, Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin salman, Modi in Saudi Arabia

Why Riyadh reposes faith in Narendra Modi

Pragmatism is dictating Saudi posturing as the very future of the country's economic model is at stake. It needs new partners like India.

VARIETY

 |  3-minute read
Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Narendra Modi, Mohammed bin salman

As PM Modi hosts Pakistan’s best friend Mohammed bin Salman, why is the RSS silent?

Virat Hindus routinely target Muslims within India. But they are apparently happy to see the red carpet rolled out for Saudi Arabia's crown prince. This, less than a week after the dastardly Pulwama attack.

POLITICS

 |  7-minute read
Diplomacy, China, Mohammad-bin-salman, Iran

Asia beyond Pakistan: Understanding Saudi crimes and Iranian mysteries

Beyond our immediate neighbours, the Asian continent is home to many countries, each with their own international conflicts and issues. Saudi Arabia and Iran are two such nations, both crucial for India as well.

HUMOUR

 |  3-minute read
Narendra Modi, Saudi Arabia, Crown prince, Mohammed bin salman

Sorry, Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman: You just can't match our 'Sultan' Salman Khan

Because, "apne bhai jaisa koi hard-ich nai hai".

VARIETY

 |  4-minute read
Mohammed bin salman, Mike pompeo, Rahaf mohammed al-qunun, Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is torturing women activists under its shiny new 'liberalism'. And the world is looking away

Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman does not want to give women empowerment, he wants to give them royal indulgences at best. Those speaking out for their human rights are punished, swiftly and brutally.

VARIETY

 |  3-minute read
Thailand, UN, Saudi Arabia, Rahaf al-qunun

Rahaf declared refugee by UN: Her story highlights how women are not treated as human beings in Saudi

Women in this country cannot work, marry or travel without a male guardian. But the headlines we read are about Saudi Arabia’s ‘modernisation’.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Saudi Arabia, Emmanuel Macron, Donald Trump, World War I

After WWI, how America systematically subverted the Middle East

When it comes, the backlash against Washington’s subversive Middle East policy will be fierce.

POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
Israel-India ties, Saudi Arabia, Pervez Musharraf, Tel Aviv

Is Israel trying to woo Pakistan to gain credibility in the Islamic world?

In the process of establishing friendly ties with Pakistan to gain credibility in the Islamic world, is Israel adding to Pakistan's woes?

VARIETY

 |  7-minute read
Saudi Arabia, Domestic migration, Migrant workers, Tripura

Westward Ho: Why young men from Tripura are moving to Gulf countries - but making a stop in Chennai first

Tripura is close to Bangladesh, and hence migration to the Gulf countries is a popular route out of poverty and unemployment here.

POLITICS

 |  9-minute read
Imf bailout, Saudi Arabia, Imran Khan, Pakistan economy

The 'Sheikh Chilli' economics of Imran Khan

A near-bankrupt Pakistan has only two choices. It can go to the IMF and suffer reforms. Or it can carry on with its lies, vagaries and economic wet dreams