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‘लव-जिहाद’ पर एक सोच

आये दिन ‘लव जिहाद’ के ऊपर काफी चर्चा हो रही है। आखिरकार यह ‘लव जिहाद’ है क्या? हाल ही देश के उच्चतम न्यालय ने ‘लव जिहाद’ के एक केस की तहकीकात करने के लिए ‘राष्ट्रीय जांच एजेंसी’ (NIA) को नियुक्त किया है। क्या यह समस्या इतनी संगीन है की इसके पीछे NIA को नियुक्त किया जाना चाहिए? जहां कुरान मे जिहाद का मतलब ‘धरम युद्ध’ है, वहीँ कुछ सूफी सिलसिले के गुरु मानते हैं की

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Can A Turban Wearing Leader Change NDP’s Political Scenario In Canada?

  On 2nd of October, Canada’s National Democratic Party (NDP), which is Canada’s announced Jagmeet Singh as its new leader. He’s the first turban-wearing Singh to have lead the major party or to sit as a provincial legislator in Canada, and he will be contesting against Mr. Justin Trudeau in federal elections, 2019.   NDP is the third major player in federal politics of Canda, but post the so-called “Orange wave” in 2011, it has

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आतंकी तत्वों को रोकने के लिए एक-जुट होना पड़ेगा

हाल ही मे अमेरिका के लास वेगस (एल. वी.) मे एक आतंकवादी ने आम जनता पर गोलियों की बौछार शुरू कर दी। हालांकि आतंकवादी ने इस घिनौने काम के बाद ख़ुदकुशी कर ली, दुखद रूप से डर और आतंक फैलाने के अपने मंसूबे मे वो कामयाब हुआ। सरकारी सूत्रों के अनुसार इस ‘एनकाउंटर’ मे करीबन 60 लोगों की मौत हुई और 530 लोग घायल हुए। और भी चौकाने वाली बात यह है कि स्टीफन क्रैग

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A critical overview of the Indian Shinkansen

The Shinkansen is one of the most reputed and reliable train systems in the world. Shinkansen is Japanese for ‘New Trunk Line’ & English for ‘Bullet Train’. It has established a record for being punctual, clean and insanely efficient leading to it arguably becoming Japan’s lifeline much like how the Delhi metro and Mumbai local are lifelines for their respective cities. Recently, India and Japan have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to open a

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The Linkages Between Indo-US and Indo-Afghan Relations

It is a pertinent question as to how India-Afghanistan relations stagnated[i] from the days of the Strategic Partnership Agreement with the Karzai government in 2011 to the current days of relative disengagement and marginalization of India compared to other big players of the region. The question is aggravated if it is considered that neither country has made a hostile or negative move towards the other during this period. Yet, Afghanistan’s new leadership has resumed its ‘competitive

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Pakistani Nuclear Politics: Slippery Slope which strengthens Military Gum Boots

According to me, mainstreaming a nuclear Pakistan with a nuclear deal at current stage is a slippery slope which will only strengthen the military gum boots in Pakistan. A new report by the Carnegie-Stimson[1] collaboration proposes that Pakistan consider the following five nuclear weapon-related initiatives: • Shift declaratory policy from “full spectrum” to “strategic” deterrence. • Commit to a recessed deterrence posture and limit production of short-range delivery vehicles and tactical nuclear weapons. • Lift Pakistan’s

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India’s North West: A Picture Starting to Emerge

Afghan Taliban’s intransigence on the peace process coupled with its attack on civilians in Kabul has forced the four powers initially driving the peace process to increase the pressure on the group. President Ghani’s announcement to initiate a 5-year war strategy[1] against the Taliban, American drone strike on the head of the Taliban[2] travelling through Baluchistan and Pakistan policy of stepping up operations[3] on the terrorist groups have put the group on the defensive. The Americans have been

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Micro-Aggression Theory, Victimhood Culture and Article 370 as a Counter Radicalization Tool

For argument’s sake if we keep the violent insurgency problem in Kashmir aside for the reading time of this article, Kashmiri politics is primarily characterized by politics of identity and culture. While there are deep problems with defining culture and cultural analysis, sociologists and cultural theorists still attempt to theorize about cultural politics. One such theory is the micro-aggressions theory. Micro aggression[1] is a term coined by psychiatrist and Harvard University professor Chester M.Pierce in 1970

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Bunty & Babli, the story of Bihar

“Aisa koi saga nahi, jisko humne thaga nahi”. The Bunty & Babli mandate of Bihar politics is over. Like the movie, Bunty (Read: Laloo) conned Babli (Nitish) in creating a new alliance. It was dubbed as Mahagathbandhan against communal politics. What Bunty did not decipher is, this is 2017 and the government is hard selling women empowerment. So Babli did a double con and left Bunty out in the cold. “Sahi aur galat mein chun

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NSG is not strategic but the strategic involves NSG

NSG is not worth the effort but process wise it’s important to make the effort to enter. Good Indo-US relations are worth the effort. If US does not involve itself in Asia, India, Japan and others can’t do anything about China.   China does not forget, it will never forget it’s century of humiliation before 1949 and Chinese are very hard working people and PLA is a party state army, the only army that serves

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