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). 

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...

Fight for justice or fishing expedition?

Tuesday, 23 Jan 2018 | Sandhya Jain | in Edit

It is unfortunate that family members of Judge Loya are fuelling conspiracy theories while remaining in the shadows. Sadly, the apex court is giving credence to this mud-slinging exercise Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra has taken charge of the case of the allegedly mysterious death of Special Central Bureau of...

Koregaon: A new subaltern history

Tuesday, 09 Jan 2018 | Sandhya Jain | in Edit

As the Bhima Koregaon violence has shown, we are witnessing the invention of a new subaltern history that will twist every episode of the past to help the Congress revive its political fortunes As there was advance information that an annual gathering at a memorial of the East India Company in...

A sorry tale of minorities in Jammu & Kashmir

Tuesday, 26 Dec 2017 | Sandhya Jain | in Edit

It defies reason why successive Governments at the Centre do not withhold Central schemes until Jammu & Kashmir enacts appropriate legislation for distribution of benefits to the minorities So alarming is the security situation in Jammu & Kashmir that after failing to hold elections to Anantnag Lok Sabha constituency for over...

Native seeds are key to food security

Tuesday, 12 Dec 2017 | Sandhya Jain | in Edit

For better agricultural performance, focus must be on inculcating better farming practices. Farmers must be encouraged to return to zero-budget farming, where they use their own desi seeds In recent years, enlightened Indian farmers have begun to rethink the suitability of farming practices that involve injecting poison into the earth via...


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