To go after 'Urban Naxals' is a futile endeavour. The government needs to direct its resources better.
The Indian Punjab's aspirations for stronger linkages with Pakistan is not driven by mere 'Punjabi nostalgia,' but by a very strong economic-cultural logic.
Competitive entrance examinations in India and beauty pageants in Venezuela both reflect a toxic culture of social over-expectation and economic exploitation.
The recent protests over road safety in Bangladesh after the death of two young students in Dhaka were a blunt expression of popular anger against an apathetic administration.
For New Delhi, the intimacy between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin is an opportune moment to resolve pending bilateral issues with Washington.
Sino-Russian bonhomie enables India to become a member of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation at Moscow’s initiative and China’s welcoming manner. India’s entry may catalyse a new strategic variable in today’s polarising geopolitics.
The Punjab government's recent anti-drug moves may not be the most effective response to the longstanding drug problem in the state.
The methodology employed in the recent Thomson Reuters survey on the world's most unsafe countries for women that has placed India in the first position has major flaws.
Focusing on the core issue of women's safety must take precedence over criticising the methodology of the Thomson Reuters survey on the world's most dangerous countries for women.
Populism has been a recurrent, if not endemic, feature of democracy in Asia.