Profile of Ashok Swain
Never before in the past, a political party has taken credit for its ability to ‘buy’ the support of elected legislators. The absence of media censure of it clearly shows the manipulation of electoral results has become the new normal in the country.
Two thirds of Nepal’s total trade are with India only. Not only that, more than 90 percent of landlocked Nepal’s exports and imports transit through its large southern neighbor.
Indian democracy is still vulnerable with a number of soft spots. Country’s regional and ethnic divides and economic underdevelopment continue to pose challenges...
Falsifications of historical evidence and symbols designed to discredit political rivals are universal features of the struggle for power.
Farmers are opposing the Par-Tapi-Narmada and Damanganga-Pinjal river-linking projects between Gujarat and Maharashtra
Even if Modi is concerned about growing Sikh separatism in Canada, it is commonsense that India will gain more by maintaining a friendly-working relationship with Trudeau
The SC verdict is a landmark verdict. It clearly rules that the rivers are national assets and no state can claim sole right over it.
While BJP offers a conservative, rightwing, majoritarian brand of politics, Congress Party is the only party in the country, with a matching alternative base and ideology to challenge it.
Instead of BJP gloating over the prospect that Jay Panda might join its ranks, it should rather be worried that Naveen can cause a big exodus from the party in the state
In a democratic set up like India, citizens have to be sufficiently informed, and they should be able to adequately understand the societal challenges and their possible solutions in order to shape the direction of the country.
India’s Hindutva trolls often join hands with Sweden’s ultra-nationalists to hurl abuse at Muslim refugees. But, they tend to forget that the Hindu diaspora in Sweden will also sooner than later come under far-right’s radar of hatred.
Smaller classroom with interested students is anytime better than a larger classroom with an aloof bunch.
The Hindu diaspora has been taking keen interest in electoral politics, supporting and financing the ‘Hindutva’ candidates in elections in India.
A sub-regional strategy with Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal will only help India be able to bargain with China from a position of strength on water sharing issues.
India is not as cash rich as China, and it has to develop much faster for decades to even reach China’s present economic strength.
Rahul has become the 49th president of the Party, which is not only out of power at the center, but also passing through a survival crisis. It could even lose Gujarat elections where he is campaigning.
Opposition leader, KP Sharma Oli, has declared his government will overturn the pro-India PM's decision after coming back to power
US has air quality cooperation agreements with its neighbouring Canada and Mexico. Similarly, the countries of European Union have an agreement, which sets national limit on emission of air pollutants
Psychologists say political leaders regularly use offensive languages in public to show that they are “expressing their true feelings” and are different from peers.
Why don’t more moderate Hindus speak out against Hindu fundamentalists as terrible crimes are committed in the name of their religion?
'The time is now ripe for Rahul Gandhi to end the stalemate and to become the President of the Congress Party'