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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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From Icarus to Tsipras - Financial Express
Greece’s unfair creditors - V Anantha Nageswaran, Mint
Greece comes to a sudden stop. Now what? - Mohamed A El-Erian, Mint
Chinese leverage - Mint
Chinese Submarines - C Raja Mohan, Indian Express
Mediterranean Edge - Rajendra Abhyankar, Indian Express
Greek tragedy - Indian Express
'Black Monday' as bank lockdown spooks Greeks - Ella Ide & Pauline Froissart, Yahoo
America and China: The productivity paradox - Stephen S Roach, FE
Europe’s steady slide towards Grexit - Mint
Greece, China and the markets - Manas Chakravarty, Mint
How much debt-ridden Greece owes to international creditors - Hindustan Times
UK foils IS plot to blow up London parade, claims report - Aditi Khanna, Mint
China: In the heart of an economic beast - Times of India
Dismantle well-oiled IS machinery - Satish Misra, NewIndianExpress
Nepal: A new moment, a new court - Yubaraj Ghimire, Indian Express
The narrowing Persian gulf - Ashok K Mehta, Hindu
Is Greece like Lehman Brothers? - Neil Irwin, Business Standard
The end of leisure in France? - Rohini Rangachari Karnik, Business Line
The big fat Greek blame game - Hugo Dixon, Reuters
Chinese investors swimming in a bubble - William Pesek, Business Standard
Afghan attack should alert India to be prepared for spurt in terror - HT
What ails 'resilient but stretched' Afghan forces? Taliban onslaught, IS footprint, foreign jihadists - Hindustan Times
West & Russia: Reluctant adversaries - S Nihal Singh, Deccan Chronicle
The unrealised American Dream - RK Raghavan, Hindu
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The Congress decision to boycott a global celebration of India's genius on Yoga Day is, therefore, puzzling at the very least. Is it a touch of bile in the brain? Or is the problem elsewhere? Has Congress under Rahul Gandhi got Anglicized in the 19th century sense, where "native" knowledge is considered regression? Or is Congress, once again, merely pandering to extremists among minorities who get more support from media vehicles eager for provocative sound-bites than they get from their community? I hope one is not mixing metaphors when one notes that Congress leaders are getting into all kinds of contortions in their effort to explain the inexplicable and defend the indefensible.
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