Guest Blog

February, 2019

  • 28 February

    Why India Wants Kashmir But Not Kashmiris?

    India cannot keep the people of Kashmir under its rule through brutal suppression and human rights violations. The only solution is implementation of UN resolution calling for plebiscite in the disputed region.

April, 2017

  • 23 April

    Understanding George Maragos’ Grass-root Politics

    Long Island politician is an emerging star for many in Nassau County's immigrant vote bank.

March, 2017

  • 25 March

    The Hate That Divides Us

    In shock after hearing of the London attack and a Bangalore assault, Mari Marcel Thekaekara reflects on what could defeat hate of the ‘other’ and finally bring us together.

October, 2015

  • 18 October

    3 Public Squares Drive the Political Life in Benghazi

    People in the Libyan city of Benghazi have been flocking to different squares to give their verdict on issues that impact their lives, transforming them into popular destinations for public debate.

  • 17 October

    Thoughts on Political Socialization

    Why political socialization is important to shaping and reshaping societies and how citizens find their morals and beliefs through it?

  • 12 October

    ‘Kill the Beef-eaters!’

    India’s globe-trotting Prime Minister assures the world that India is the destination to invest in, the world’s most cultured country to work in. But will it allow foreign investors their prime pieces of steak when they crave for it in India? Or do Indians only butcher their own beef-eaters?

July, 2015

  • 18 July

    Terrorism: A Simplistic Vent with No Real Answers

    One housewife and a blogger shares her frustration over the incidence of violence in the name of religion.

July, 2014

  • 15 July

    Malala: The Journalistic Ethics of Source Well-being

    Malala’s security was not an issue as long as the poor child served the editorial interests of the elite media outlets.

March, 2014

  • 2 March

    India’s Forgotten Cotton-picking Children

    ‘Almost half a million – mostly dalit and adivasi – Indian children are working to produce cottonseed. Around 200,000 of them are below 14 years. This is one of the shocking results of the new study “Cotton’s Forgotten Children” by India’s long-term expert on the issue, Dr Davuluri Venkateswarlu.’

February, 2014

  • 9 February

    Inside the Pashtun Mindset

    Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani Pashtun teenage women education campaigner, continues to receive honors since being attacked by the Taliban in her hometown of Swat last year. This week, Britain’s prominent contemporary portraitist Jonathan Yeo unveiled a portrait of Malala at Britain’s National Portrait Gallery. Days before that she opened a 188 million pound library in Birmingham, a city where she …