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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's Roundup and risk of cancer

Tuesday, 22 Aug 2017 | Sandhya Jain | in Edit

Even as documents released against Monsanto have raised doubts about the safety of Roundup, in India, there have been developments that indicates the deep penetration of the corporates in policy-making institutions Although the Western media has largely ignored an on-going case against agricultural giant, Monsanto in Los Angeles (LA), California, for...

Sharif’s ouster: Democracy and CPEC weakened

Tuesday, 08 Aug 2017 | Sandhya Jain | in Edit

The ouster of an elected Prime Minister, while not surprising, further diminishes the quality of Islamabad’s fragile democracy. Most importantly, internal developments over there have cast a shadow over the CPEC Bowing to the military supremacy in Islamabad, Pakistan’s Supreme Court on July 28 disqualified Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from holding...

Learning history as fact, and not fiction

Tuesday, 25 Jul 2017 | Sandhya Jain | in Edit

Neeraj Atri and Munieshwer A Sagar’s book, Brainwashed Republic: India's Controlled Systemic Deracination, gives a profound insight into the deficiencies with history textbooks, and offers real solutions to rectify them As schools re-opened earlier this month, voices began to be raised about the quality of education being imparted to students in...

The fruition of bonds of hoary civilisational past

Tuesday, 11 Jul 2017 | Sandhya Jain | in Edit

The India-Israel relationship is very giving one. Both nations have a number of issues to share in terms of security interests, farming and developmental agendas Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated his maiden visit to Israel with a lead article written jointly with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and published simultaneously in India...

Turmoil in the Gulf and the Persian interest

Tuesday, 27 Jun 2017 | Sandhya Jain | in Edit

A resolution to the crisis is still possible as Riyadh and Doha have previously settled disputes through dialogue. Tehran hopes the rift will weaken the GCC and the US-Arab alliance With a sovereign wealth fund of $335 billion and a miniscule citizenry (12 per cent of 2.5 million residents), Qatar has...

Farmer cause real, violence political

Tuesday, 13 Jun 2017 | Sandhya Jain | in Edit

It is undeniable that farmers may have genuine problems in repaying loans and deserve higher prices for produce. But the Congress' ability to stage mini-colour revolutions to derail its opponents is unparalleled The agility with which the Congress raises an uproar and/or takes to the streets to protest the alleged sins...

Hate preacher must get jail, not sanctuary

Tuesday, 30 May 2017 | Sandhya Jain | in Edit

Zakir Naik has a proven ability to motivate youth across national frontiers to embrace terror acts. Muslim states must show that they do not underwrite such activities The whereabouts of India’s controversial Islamist preacher, Zakir Naik, have become a test case of the Muslim world’s commitment to anti-terrorism in deeds, not...

The collegium system gave us this judge

Tuesday, 16 May 2017 | Sandhya Jain | in Edit

As Justice Karnan retires in June, the best course is to allow him to retire in peace. There is no glory in jailing a sitting judge on contempt of court charges The order of the seven-judge Bench of the Supreme Court, gagging media coverage of any comment by Justice CS ...

Dump bleeding hearts and think of country

Tuesday, 02 May 2017 | Sandhya Jain | in Edit

Notwithstanding recent grim tragedies, the Maoists can easily be routed through sustained efforts. India should give the over-zealous (Western) human rights industry the treatment China has meted out The Centre must give a fitting response to the shocking ambush and murder of 25 CRPF jawans at Burkapal in the Bastar forests...

Ethics, technicalities of a Sports Culture

Tuesday, 18 Apr 2017 | Sandhya Jain | in Edit

Serious preparation for the Olympics needs the fostering of a sports culture in the country. Over the decades, many sportspersons have sold their medals to meet their expenses. This state of affairs in unacceptable Plans to move Sports from the State List to the Concurrent List to boost the development of...


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