Tag: India

An Indian Cricket Fan and Controversy

What the ‘Sudir Incident’ shows us, according to Arafat Kabir, is that a healthy dose of professionalism can shield cricket from unnecessary squabbles.

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Transmission

In this short story from India, a radio dj’s late radio transmission takes a spine-chilling turn. Click here to read the story.

The Glass Ceiling: Women Subjugation in India

Nilantika Banerjee examines the validity of the claim about women progress in India. She believes that the claim of women progress is a overstatement and a myth. Such mythical discourse is constructed by the male dominated Indian society. In reality, women in India, in Nilantika’s view, are still lagging behind.

Change and Continuity in Indian Foreign Policy

Shafiqur Rahman states the exigencies of domestic politics are often the driving force for large democracies to change their foreign policy, with India being no exception. In recent decades, India’s foreign policy has dramatically changed since the new collation took power. Everything indicates that power will change in the ongoing Loksobha Election, but whether neighbouring Bangladesh will see any substantial change in policy from Delhi will depend on whether the new government finds change to be expedient.

India Election: Ripple Effects in Bangladesh Politics?

As India enters into poll on 7th April, 2014, analyst Arafat Kabir examines what this election mean to Bangladesh? He dismisses a widespread speculation that argues India’s support to present government of Bangladesh would change if BJP comes into power in India. Arafat states, “Delhi requires a stable and cooperative administration in Dhaka in order to maintain the regional equilibrium of power. Taking this into account, BJP may not find any trouble if Hasina’s Awami League government vows to work with BJP the same way it did with Congress.”

The Indian Space Programme: A Brief History

This is a brief historical narrative about the evolution of the Indian Space program by Kartik Bommakanti. According to the author, Vikram Sarabhai, the late Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) played a key role in expansion of the ISRO that achieved the “requisite technical proficiency for Research and Development (R&D) of all complex satellite systems.”