sahara

Time running out to avoid Western Sahara war

Professor Damien Kingsbury argues that Western Sahara is a frozen conflict zone, where a long-standing territorial dispute has led to massive movements of refugees, an insurgency and conventional war. After some years of tentative peace, time is running out to design a political solution that can avert a new series of conflicts.

islamism

Limits of Islamism in Contemporary India and Bangladesh

In his new book,Dr. Maidul Islam summarises the history and goals of Islamism on the Indian subcontinent and discusses the ideological underpinnings of Jamaat-e Islami movement of India and Bangladesh. Raising questions about the limits of Islamism and its role as a substitute for the current political system, Maidul Islam brings a nuanced and detailed account of its prospects as an ideological and practical competitor to Western models of society.

Pills

Drugs, Health and Society

An increase in unhealthy lifestyle choices, has led to a direct increase in cardio vascular disease, cancer and many respiratory ailments. Mass production of medicines to tackle these diseases seemed like the only feasible way. However, rather than looking into the future, it would be wise to investigate the past to develop effective treatments for the above mentioned diseases. Traditional medicines have always been clouded with distrust and scepticism. But many instances have proven than, these medication give the exact or even better benefits with minimal side effects. Hence Pradeep Cholan argues that scientists should investigate these medicines, so as to spread the benefits worldwide rather than it pertaining to a specific community.

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