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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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Nepal-India: Going beyond the ceremonial - Nihar R Nayak, Hindu
With Microsoft in sights, China starts to squeeze US tech firms - Andrew Jacobs, Chris Buckley & Nick Wingfield, Business Standard
A tired Indonesia votes for an outsider - Business Standard
In Nepal, dhotiwallah betrays the 'dhoti' - Rajesh Singh, Pioneer
Building ties on realities, not rhetoric - Kanwal Sibal, Economic Times
US quotes Modi to woo Modi - Chidanand Rajghatta, Times of India
After Iraq, nurses stuck in Libya fresh worry for govt - Times of India
Children have died building tunnels for Hamas - Pioneer
Indo-Nepal: Starting over - Yubaraj Ghimire, Indian Express
US, India look towards re-energising ties - Jayanth Jacob, Hindustan Times
Pak diplomat in Sri Lanka on terror radar - Karthick S, Times of India
Divvying up the Bay of Bengal - Ashwita Ambast, Hindu
Sushma treads a line different from UPA’s - Yubaraj Ghimire, Indian Express
Nepal teetering amid transitions - Rajesh Singh, Pioneer
China's detour on highway to default - William Pesek, Bloomberg
Global uncertainty rises - Financial Express
'Russia shelling Ukraine, massing arms along border' - David M Herszenhorn & Peter Baker, NYT
Swaraj says Nepal is India’s top priority - Yubaraj Ghimire, Indian Express
NDA ends UPA Govt's twin conditions to start trading - Jaya Shroff Bhalla, Pioneer
Indo-Nepal relations: rising above the script - Damakant Jayshi, Hindu
Bring on the lederhosen - Jamal Mecklai, Bus Std
Indo-US ties need a hard relook - DC Pathak, Mail Today
PM Narendra Modi may address NRIs in New York's Madison Square Garden during US visit - Chidanand Rajghatta, Times of India
In Syrian stronghold, ISIS puts its vision of Islamic state into practice - NYT
Reaching out to Nepal - Pioneer
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Indians resented their sacred stories being viewed as mythology, not history. They resented the reconstruction of India's history by British Orientalists based on archaeology, philology and epigraphy, especially since they tended to give greater value to everything antiHindu: the founder of Buddhism (Gautama Sakyamuni), the king who patronized Buddhism (Ashoka), the monuments of Islamic kings, and scriptures like Manu Smriti that affirmed that Hindus used the caste system to suppress vast portions of the local population. It seemed like a political conspiracy to systematically strip upper-caste Hindus of all self-worth and self-esteem. That is why those on the Left are convinced our great narratives are `falsehoods' while those on the Right are convinced they are literal `truths'. Both function in a state of colonial hangover, but will deny it violently if accused of it. 
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