Makhan Saikia

Makhan Saikia

Dr. Makhan Saikia: Senior Editor Edit & OpEd 

Mangolia: Hard choice between China and Russia

Mangolia: Hard choice between China and Russia

Sunday, 28 November 2021 | Makhan Saikia

Mongolia is walking a tightrope. President Khurelsukh’s nuclear ambitions may push this East Asian nation into the arms of age-old rivalry of big and competing powers. Already, Khurelsukh has been accused of turning the nation into heavy militarisation fully funded by the Communists in Beijing. Considering the recent pledges made...

China in Afghanistan: The secret game plan

China in Afghanistan: The secret game plan

Sunday, 29 August 2021 | Makhan Saikia

The Taliban leaders are desperately looking for global recognition and ties with world powers, while China under Xi aims to exploit the war-ravaged country for its economic interests. Therefore, the China-Taliban relationship seems symbiotic. However, looking at the Taliban’s past, the future of this new-found bonhomie looks bleak China is in...

Time to settle Assam-Mizoram border once for all

Time to settle Assam-Mizoram border once for all

Sunday, 01 August 2021 | Makhan Saikia

The border conflict between Assam and Mizoram is the legacy of the historical blunder. Only bureaucratic exercises and simply putting the issue on the back burner might escalate the face-off into a larger ethnic crisis in the near future The festering border dispute between Assam and Mizoram, which a few days...

South Sudan — A decade of Independence

South Sudan — A decade of Independence

Sunday, 25 July 2021 | Makhan Saikia

This month South Sudan is celebrating its first decade of Independence, but there is not much to rejoice. Since its separation from mainland Sudan, it has been experiencing continued violence, endemic corruption, poverty and underdevelopment. However, the 10th anniversary of country’s historic achievement of Independence provides an opportunity to inject...

President’s assassination plunges Haiti into turmoil

President’s assassination plunges Haiti into turmoil

Sunday, 18 July 2021 | Makhan Saikia

During the Moise rule, two major scandals rocked the presidency of the slain leader. One is regarding his presidential terms and the other is the multi-billion-dollar corruption scandal called ‘Petrocaribe Scandal’. Haitians’ demand for economic justice and fair governance has not been heeded for decades. To instil public trust in...

Lungs of the world going up in smoke

Lungs of the world going up in smoke

Sunday, 04 July 2021 | Makhan Saikia

Unlike last year when Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro refused to accept his own Government’s data on Amazon forest fires, this time he has declared 120 days ban on unauthorised outdoor fires as annual burning season in the Amazon region is coming up. However, his half-hearted efforts in preventing and stopping...

China’s meteoric rise against all

China’s meteoric rise against all

Sunday, 27 June 2021 | Makhan Saikia

China is rising. More than its political statecraft, the economic system is aggressively encircling the world. This year will complete China’s two decades in the World Trade Organization (WTO). Now the moot point is whether China’s economic strength and multinational projects abroad are threatening the very existence and dominance of...

China’s new population policy a long shot

China’s new population policy a long shot

Sunday, 13 June 2021 | Makhan Saikia

China’s current demographic structure is bringing a new reality to the forefront. The seventh National Census conducted by the National Bureau of Statistics of China (NBSC) in 2020 records the slowest population growth in decades since 1950s. As per the census, China’s population stands at 1.41 billion. It’s an increase...

State Editions

Delhi Metro installs 14 anti-smog guns

06 December 2021 | Staff Reporter | Delhi

Over 540 trees to make way for RRTS corridor in Delhi

06 December 2021 | Staff Reporter | Delhi

Over 1 lakh challans issued by Delhi Police in two months

06 December 2021 | Staff Reporter | Delhi

DDA talks to villagers for land pooling

06 December 2021 | Staff Reporter | Delhi

EDMC acts against property tax defaulters

06 December 2021 | PNS | Delhi

Sharpshooter of Kapil Sangwan gang arrested

06 December 2021 | Staff Reporter | Delhi

Sunday Edition

Coming of age: the 21st India-Russia Summit

05 December 2021 | Asoke Mukerji | Agenda

Forgiveness & Peace

05 December 2021 | Sant Rajinder Singh | Agenda

Artah worshippers

05 December 2021 | Ajit Kumar Bishnoi | Agenda

Astroturf | Astrology helps reshape destiny

05 December 2021 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | Agenda

Afghan woman judges still fear Taliban

05 December 2021 | AP | Agenda

OH! Mi-cron

05 December 2021 | SUPRIYA RAMESH | Sunday Pioneer