Makhan Saikia

Makhan Saikia

Dr. Makhan Saikia: Senior Editor Edit & OpEd 

China’s sinister game in guise of peaceful rise

China’s sinister game in guise of peaceful rise

Sunday, 28 June 2020 | Makhan Saikia

China is on the full course of aggression. It is an old habit for the Middle Kingdom. However, it does it in the guise of “Peaceful rise”, and “China Dream”. The latest episode of Chinese brutality across the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Eastern Ladakh simply demonstrates the fact that...

Lessons to learn from deferral of Olympics

Lessons to learn from deferral of Olympics

Sunday, 29 March 2020 | Makhan Saikia

Keeping the global preparedness in mind, we all must realise the fact that we need a robust strategy, particularly public health emergency to handle pandemics like Covid-19. Life certainly comes first; therefore creating kerfuffle around such crisis is a folly. Rather, we must gather courage to fight the menace out...

Coronavirus spike in S Korea: Role of Shincheonji sect

Coronavirus spike in S Korea: Role of Shincheonji sect

Sunday, 22 March 2020 | Makhan Saikia

The mysterious Christian sect termed the viral infection as weakness. What has irked many South Koreans is Shincheonji sect leader Lee Man-hee’s earlier claim that COVID-19 has been caused by evil spirits jealous of the rise of his faith South Korea initially emerged as one of the potential hotbeds of coronavirus...

Af in Taliban’s hands! India must come to terms

Af in Taliban’s hands! India must come to terms

Sunday, 15 March 2020 | Makhan Saikia

India would be in a difficult position when the Taliban come to power after the US forces leave Afghanistan. Hence, Delhi must work out a counter strategy to deal with a post-Ghani Afghanistan. It should chalk out a new plan to develop a working relationship with the Taliban leadership in...

Not good idea to leave Afghanistan in lurch

Not good idea to leave Afghanistan in lurch

Sunday, 08 March 2020 | Makhan Saikia

The peace deal between the US and the Taliban, sans the involvement of the Afghan Government — purported to ensure US forces’ drawdown and the later ensuring no safe haven to radical Islamists on the Afghan soil — has, on the contrary, raised several uncertainties about what comes next in...

Syrian endgame solidifies Assad’s grip

Syrian endgame solidifies Assad’s grip

Sunday, 23 February 2020 | Makhan Saikia

Is there an alternative form of coalition, minus Assad, which can govern unstable Syria? It seems unfeasible, as the US and major powers involved in West Asia have seen the disasters that unleashed in countries such as Libya, Egypt, Yemen, and particularly in Iraq, after the departure of their longest-standing...

Post Brexit: Miles to go before complete divorce

Post Brexit: Miles to go before complete divorce

Sunday, 09 February 2020 | Makhan Saikia

Though Brexit is finally done, Johnson has to stick to the transition period that he has agreed in the withdrawal pact. Precisely speaking, it is too little time for a complete withdrawal from the EU. For all these, the rest of the 27 members of the EU have to come...

Right-green coalition in Austria unviable

Right-green coalition in Austria unviable

Sunday, 26 January 2020 | Makhan Saikia

Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has picked up where he left off, but this time with the Austrian Green Party. But how long the strange bedfellows can work together to stay in the Government is anybody’s guess as stakes are high for both, the People’s Party and the Green party Sebastian Kurz,...

Sunday Edition

India, China’s quest for influence in S Asia

05 July 2020 | Amit Kumar | Smita Tiwary | Agenda

A mission towards Atmanirbhar Bharat

05 July 2020 | Renu Swarup | Agenda

On shaky ground

05 July 2020 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer

Talktime : ‘Doing scary things challenges me’

05 July 2020 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer

CHINI KUM

05 July 2020 | MUSBA HASHMI | Sunday Pioneer

‘May direct more animation projects’

05 July 2020 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer