Sandhya Jain


Sandhya Jain is a political analyst and independent researcher. She is the author of ‘Adi Deo Arya Devata- A Panoramic View of Tribal-Hindu Cultural Interface’ (Rupa & Co., 2004) and ‘Evangelical Intrusions. Tripura: A Case Study’ (Rupa & Co., 2009). 

Culture is the root of Indian nationhood

Tuesday, 12 Jun 2018 | Sandhya Jain | in Edit

The former President's presence catapulted a routine function to the level of a national event through which the message of the RSS reached all corners of India The reverberations of former President Pranab Mukherjee’s address at the valedictory session of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s (RSS) Tritiya Varsh Varg (Third Year Course)...

Rohingya shadow over Myanmar Hindus

Tuesday, 29 May 2018 | Sandhya Jain | in Edit

Now that it is clear that Myanmar Rohingya militants massacred Hindus, it defies logic on what basis they deserve rehabilitation in India, more so when they have links with various terror outfits The current Rohingya crisis that has seized global eyeballs is a self-invited calamity in which Rohingya militants attacked 30...

Rohingya: A threat to Jammu

Tuesday, 15 May 2018 | Sandhya Jain | in Edit

While the Government is of the view that Rohingyas are a security threat and not a religious problem, the top court has repeatedly deferred their deportation. A solution to the problem is imperative In an interview with Russia Today on the crisis in Europe, French politician Marine Le Pen said, “Immigration...

Cambridge Analytica path to 2019

Tuesday, 01 May 2018 | Sandhya Jain | in Edit

For the Congress, 2019 is an existential challenge. It must rebrand and reorganise itself, as advised by Cambridge Analytica. With the BJP pushed to the back foot, Congress will try to set the narrative In an assessment submitted soon after the Bharatiya Janata Party’s resounding victory in the Uttar Pradesh election...

Monsanto loses right to patent seeds

Tuesday, 17 Apr 2018 | Sandhya Jain | in Edit

Delhi High Court’s ruling which forbids Monsanto from stopping supplies to seed companies is a boost to domestic seed companies, and will curb the ability of multinationals to establish a seed monopoly Opponents of genetically modified crops received a boost when the Delhi High Court upheld the Indian Patent Act, which...

Marxists dig for Apostle Thomas

Tuesday, 03 Apr 2018 | Sandhya Jain | in Edit

Kerala’s attempt to create spurious evidence of the arrival of Apostle Thomas in India merits wider dissemination. It must be seen as part of a concerned attempt to entrench the Cross in Asia Rescuing the antiquity of Indian civilisation from the biblical mythology of Max Mueller, rubbishing the well-orchestrated history-as-dogma of...

Counter terrorism's growing footprint

Tuesday, 20 Mar 2018 | Sandhya Jain | in Edit

While technology can be a near-perfect solution to tackle the menace, the failure to regulate the sale of arms makes a mockery of all international counter-terrorism efforts and protocol In July 2018, the United Nations will likely undertake its sixth bi-annual review of the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy that was adopted...

Army chief raised the right issue

Tuesday, 06 Mar 2018 | Sandhya Jain | in Edit

General Rawat’s remarks on immigration from Bangladesh have flagged the demographic changes in the North-East as well as the immigration of Rohingya Muslims from distant Myanmar Among the Bangladeshi nationals listed in the National Register of Citizens, a foreigner detected in June 2005, has acquired a voter’s identity card and Aadhaar...

The Gandhis and the vicissitudes of karma

Tuesday, 20 Feb 2018 | Sandhya Jain | in Edit

Justice remains to be done in the National Herald case. And there is a lot to answer for as the web of transactions disclose Though the mills of God grind slowly; Yet they grind exceeding small; Though with patience He stands waiting; With exactness grinds He all. This poetic aphorism from the...

New edginess amongst Baloch diaspora

Tuesday, 06 Feb 2018 | Sandhya Jain | in Edit

Even as Pakistan alleges external involvement as an excuse to cover up its atrocities against the Baloch, targeted state action against them is assuming the form of a genocide that the international community cannot ignore After lurking at the edge of international consciousness for decades, with only the death or assassination...


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