Ashok Swain

OPEN TO OPINION

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The writer is professor of Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University, Sweden.

POLITICS

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How Modi government is ensuring Kashmir becomes an international issue

OHCHR chief Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein has sought a commission of inquiry to probe Indian excesses in the Valley.

VOICES

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Is 'jumla' Modi government's biggest contribution in 4 years?

Opposition parties and leaders are no more seen as adversaries, but as enemies.

POLITICS

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What Modi doesn't get about fixing India's ties with Nepal

The ongoing two-day visit comes on the heels of Nepal PM KP Oli's India visit in April.

VOICES

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Why Modi is a bigger threat to Indian democracy than Trump is to America

Key institutions in India such as the judiciary, security agencies and EC have not been able to 'withstand' government pressure tactics.

VARIETY

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It's a pity VC has made a mess of JNU

The university has been on the boil for the past two years due to M Jagadesh Kumar's open promotion of Hindutva politics.

POLITICS

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India is the largest importer of arms, then why is the Army chief complaining?

It is not the lack of arms, but Modi government's failed foreign policy that is to be blamed for growing insecurities of the armed forces.

POLITICS

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Controversy over PM Modi’s degree damages reputation of India’s education system

The PM of India is not legally bound to hold any formal academic degree, but at the same time it is illegal to lie under oath.

VARIETY

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The problem with Modi attacking Congress when he travels overseas

PM is repeatedly using diaspora meetings as partisan events, not as an occasion to reach out to all Indians living abroad.

VARIETY

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Modi's Gulf visit: Migrant workers need protection

Return of labour force working overseas to India won't just hit the remittances flow but also deepen the unemployment crisis in the country.

VARIETY

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Political instability in Kashmir is posing a whole new level of danger for the Valley

The hyper-nationalism is forcing the divided diaspora groups to close their ranks and support Pakistan.