Urdu-speaking “Biharis”, who migrated to East Pakistan from Bengal and Bihar during Partition and who fought alongside the Pakistan Army in the 1971 war against the Bengalis, are now unwanted in Pakistan, and in Bangladesh they live in squalid refugee camps in constant conflict with Bengalis. By HAROON HABIB
The violence against Muslims in the coastal town by a Buddhist group leads to fears of a resurgence of the Sinhala nationalism that targeted Tamils in the not-so-recent past. By MEERA SRINIVASAN
With its policy of “rebalance to the East”, the U.S. is trying to use the long-simmering territorial disputes between China and its neighbours to stoke up tension in the East Asian region. By JOHN CHERIAN
Around 300 Palestinians are on hunger strike in occupied Palestine protesting against the inhuman provision that allows the Israeli authorities to arrest people without giving reasons or framing charges. By VIJAY PRASHAD
THE visit to Bangladesh by India’s new External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj, came amid speculation that the change of regime in Indi...
The presidential election has once again proved that the majority of Syrians are behind President Bashar al-Assad despite the miseries caused by the civil war. By JOHN CHERIAN
Brazilians continue to protest against the Dilma Roussef government for spending huge sums of money to host the FIFA World Cup at a time of economic downturn and increasing social and income inequality. By SUHRID SANKAR CHATTOPADHYAY
Ways in which India can contribute to and benefit from Africa’s economic and political resurgence. By RAJIV BHATIA