Makhan Saikia

Makhan Saikia

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‘Trump moment’ in Brazil: Bolsonaro’s election

‘Trump moment’ in Brazil: Bolsonaro’s election

Sunday, 04 November 2018 | Makhan Saikia

As a large number of voters wanted to get rid of corruption, rising crime and an economic slump caused by Centrist and Leftist politicians, they elected Jair Bolsonaro to cure their country of the illness. However, the moot question is whether Bolsonaro’s radicalism will gel with the hopes of the...

Drones turning favourite future warfare arsenal

Saturday, 14 April 2018 | Makhan Saikia

The emergence of drones can be regarded as a paradigm shift in the modern warfare. They have unleashed a new pattern of horror on the already devastating battles, particularly between nations and non-state actors. The continued support of power, status and money have emboldened America — which first started the...

Meteoric rise of omnipotent Xi Jinping

Saturday, 17 March 2018 | Makhan Saikia

Chinese President Xi Jinping has formally amended the country’s Constitution to continue in office as long as he wants. His audacious decision is on the expected lines. It was only a matter of time that he had to announce the move through the country’s rubber stamp Parliament known as ‘National...

Congo in peril: Kleptocracy continues

Saturday, 10 March 2018 | Makhan Saikia

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo) is at the point of no return as it is stuck in bloody battle among Government forces, rebels and Opposition groups. The local media apprehends if the volatile situation is not contained sooner, Congo may slip into major chaos leading to more deaths...

Goodbye Zuma! S Africa heading for new dawn?

Saturday, 24 February 2018 | Makhan Saikia

Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma, who ruled South Africa since 2009, has literally pushed the country to doom and despair. It is near certain that he has truly lived up to his middle name ‘Gedleyihlekisa’, which in Zulu means ‘I laugh at you, as I destroy you’. When he took over the...

Rojava: Road to Kurdish motherland

Saturday, 17 February 2018 | Makhan Saikia

The long struggle of over 14.5 million Kurds for an independent homeland has reached a turning point as the ISIS’ diabolical empire is on the verge of extinction in West Asia and “Rojava” or “the land where the sun sets”, an autonomous region in the Northern Turkey, is emerging as...

Clampdown on digital hatemongers: Whose freedom at risk in Germany?

Saturday, 03 February 2018 | Makhan Saikia

Increasing hate speech cases in Germany is bringing home harsh realities of its post-refugee crisis against the backdrop of German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcoming millions of immigrants, particularly from West Asia. Though the influx of imimigrants and their embrace by the German Government is being read as a sign of new...

Protests in Iran: What is in store for the regime?

Saturday, 20 January 2018 | Makhan Saikia

The recent protests in Iran — starting on December 28 in the city of Mashhad in which 20 people died  — are heralding a disturbing signal for the current regime of Hassan Rouhani. What has exactly caused more disturbances in the power corridors of Tehran is the nature of slogans that...

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Chasing the rainbow

17 November 2018 | Avantika Pokhriyal | Agenda

70 shanties gutted in Rohini blaze

11 November 2018 | Staff Reporter | Sunday Pioneer

6-day fest to celebrate Urdu heritage, culture begins in city

11 November 2018 | Staff Reporter | Sunday Pioneer

Statue of Unity sees 27K visitors on Sat

11 November 2018 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer

BJP gets control of all civic bodies in J&K's Kathua

11 November 2018 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer

T grand alliance partners hold talks, CPI demands more seats

11 November 2018 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer