Tag Archives: Narendra Modi

View from Bangladesh: India’s Need for Soul Searching

India’s relations with its South Asian neighbors are on a free fall at present while their own relations with China are on an upward trajectory. The freefall in India’s relations with its South Asian neighbors has come at a time when ironically prime minister Narendra Modi has been pursuing a ‘neighbors first’ policy in his second term; an irony indeed.

Read More »

India’s Secular Hypocrisy

Prime Minister Modi has ensured that India is exposed to the world what it was all along, a Hindu fundamentalist country. In a no holds barred piece The Economist bluntly titled the country "Intolerant India". What Modi fails to realize is that tolerance is important for not only India, but also its considerable power abroad.

Read More »

Why Pakistan Needs a Different Strategy on Kashmir

Overriding commercial interests prevent powerful Western and even Muslim governments from condemning the aggression that India has committed against Kashmiris. Islamabad can perhaps get a good value for its political and financial capital by helping the affected Kashmiris abroad instead of wasting precious public funds on five-star seminars, argues Imtiaz Gul.

Read More »

India’s Modi Pushing South Asia into War, Chaos

Modi and his hawkish followers did their best to divert the attention of the international community from the Kashmir crisis and isolate Pakistan. But they utterly failed.

Read More »

Lebensraum in Reverse – Modi Hitlerian Apprentice

Germany went to war against the Soviet Union mainly for “Lebensraum” (living room), territory needed for its national development. Modi is creating Lebensraum in reverse, pushing the minority population mainly Muslims, out to create space for the Hindu population. It will be interesting to see how Hasina Wajid deals with this, after all the deportees will have nowhere to go but Bangladesh.

Read More »

Myth of Media Freedom in India

Press freedom has deteriorated over the past five years in India for a variety of reasons, the most important being the rule of right-wing Hindutva nationalists who try to redefine India and Indians.

Read More »

Fascist Ideologies: Nazi and Hindutva Swastikas

Described as "almost fascist in the classical sense", the Hindutva movement adheres to a concept of homogenized majority and cultural hegemony.

Read More »

India’s Perfidy With the International Community

Modi’s plans aside, his colonial action will backfire and serve as a blessing for the Kashmiris. India’s misadventure has in fact paved the way for Pakistan to internationalize the issue. It is now established that India is an illegal occupier and it ultimately will have to leave the entire Kashmir. 

Read More »

Kashmir’s Jurisprudence and UN’s Credibility

Imtiaz Gul, Editor in Chief, Matrix Mag, on the implications of the Indian abolition of Special Status of Kashmir and says the credibility of the permanent members of the UN Security Council is at stake if they do not take a common position against violation of UN resolutions on Kashmir.

Read More »

Duterte’s Victory in the Philippines and Global Shift to the Radical Right

President Duterte is set to deepen his grip on all the institutions that shape political power. But his capture of political power may not be quite as complete as it at first appears.

Read More »