Extreme weather has been called a ‘threat multiplier’ — feeding into existing social and political problems and making them even worse.
Understanding Religions in South Asia – Hinduism
South Asia is not only the home of an amazing variety of different religions and cults, it is also the birthplace of religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism to name just the largest. Arriving from abroad, Islam, Zoroastrianism and Christianity have contributed an independent South Asian variety to the original belief system.
Mourning the Queen Wetland of Kashmir
The wintering season has begun in Kashmir, when thousands of birds should be arriving from northerly breeding grounds. But looking at the grim water situation in Hokersar, many migratory birds are heading elsewhere, unable to find suitable habitat in the Hokersar Wetland.
Association of Eastern States of South Asia–II, III, IV, V & VI
The second in the six-part series on the subject.
Association of Eastern States of South Asia: Part-I
Instead of helping to alleviate the miseries of its poor neighbor, desperately keeping its head (literally) above the rising waters, Indian machinations in Bangladesh know no end. More than anything else, India’s undue interference has contributed to increasing the poverty and suffering of the Bangladeshi people.
How Pakistan Failed to Project Kashmir as a Flashpoint
True, geopolitics has failed Kashmiris and blunted Pakistan’s support for them but Islamabad’s approach indeed has been flawed and devoid of the consistent commitment that such a critical issue deserves.
COVID in India: The Deep-rooted Issues Behind the Current Crisis
India is a high-risk setting for an epidemic, but the current situation was not inevitable. As more are infected, the pool of susceptible people will shrink, the virus will relent, and the country will rebuild.
Understanding the Separatist Movements in India
Militant tensions continue existing between insurgents 50 years later in many Indian states and the central government that aims at ‘Indianizing’ them as well as amongst their indigenous people and migrants from other parts of India and illegal immigrants mainly of Bengalis origin.
A History of Khalistan Movement – Will India See Its Rise Again?
Until today, the Khalistan demand has not died down. Recent reports indicate a rise in pro-Khalistan sentiments among the Sikh diaspora overseas, they are determined to revive the secessionist movement, says the analyst.
Pakistan-India Water Talks Resolve Little, But Raise Hope for Dialogue
Even as Pakistan's questions about Indian hydropower projects went unanswered, both sides at the Indus Waters Treaty meeting showed an intention to engage.