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Exodus and eviction in Sri Lanka's civil war - Nirupama Subramanian, Hindu
At a time the debate on Sri Lanka is focussed on the first five months of 2009 during which a yet undetermined number of Tamil civilians lost their lives in the final phases of the Army's military push against the LTTE, an anthropological discussion of how the island's two main minorities – Tamils and Muslims – view family, home, and homeland from the prism of their 30 year-experience of conflict might seem esoteric.
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The story so far: Weak Yuan, bellicose China - Claude Arpi, Pioneer
Nepal: Blaming India for constitutional logjam unfair - Pioneer
The political risks in China’s economic crisis - Mint
If China is brewing a global recession, this will shake Asia’s geopolitical order - Swagato Ganguly, Times of India
Loudspeakers and the Korean crisis - Gwynne Dyer, Pioneer
The new ‘two Chinas’ question - Richard N Haass, Mint
Why China's leadership has lost considerable credibility - Business Standard
Another global crisis? - Abheek Barua, Business Standard
Palmyra pounded: Why ISIS is a threat to our world order - Shuma Raha, ToI
China's President Xi Jinping’s bid to reform economy, consolidate power just got tougher - Rajeev Deshpande, Times of India
Germany leads the way in medical courses & work, doctors start earning a stipend of €4,000 - Ishani Duttagupta, Economic Times
Chinese tremors - Subir Gokarn, Business Standard
India-Pak: No alternative to talks - Hindu
The Korean conundrum - Hindu
NSA talks nixed, all eyes on next India-Pakistan engagement - Indrani Bagchi, ToI
Wickremesinghe factor - Pioneer
When Persian Gulf meets Arabian Gulf against ISIS - M Mahtab Alam Rizbi, Pioneer
Opinion within Pakistan: Save the talks from dying - Omer Farooq Khan, ToI
In a first, women register for vote in Saudi - Adam Withnall, Times of India
Emerging Asia can't just rely on China - William Pesek, Business Standard
Europe's migration crisis - Claude Smadja, Business Standard
Sri Lankan verdict good for India - Deccan Chronicle
Dilma Rousseff and the Peter principle - Gwynne Dyer, Pioneer
China’s investment in Mahinda Rajapaksa has backfired - Brahma Chellaney, HT
Nawaz Sharif clears Pakistan agenda for NSA-level talks with India in New Delhi - Dipanjan Roy Chaudhury, Economic Times
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India is run by politicians, tycoons and bureaucrats, but there is a Superclub that discreetly dominates the national agenda. They are Nobel Prize winners like Amartya Sen, who quit Nalanda University after allegations of irregularities and nepotism, and ‘human rights’ activists like Teesta Setalvad and convicted Naxal sympathisers such as Binayak Sen. They bask in the luxury of dollars and euros, receive prestigious awards and grants, and have more air miles with junkets than the square meals an average Indian gets. Mesmerised by their intelligentsia cachet, it is the only cosy club the political class woos with corporate-funded think tank and government committee positions. Together they form the Establishment, which the ordinary Indian cannot beat.
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