Makhan Saikia

Makhan Saikia

Dr. Makhan Saikia: Senior Editor Edit & OpEd 

Copyright falls prey to mighty Internet

Copyright falls prey to mighty Internet

Sunday, 25 September 2022 | Makhan Saikia

Globalisation and post-globalisation have brought us ever closer to each other. This intricate journey was only made possible by a vast network of information and communication technologies (ICTs). As a result, we all have experienced a slew of modernisation, standardisation and deterritorialisation drives all around the world. At the heart...

China encircling Pacific Islands

Sunday, 05 June 2022 | Makhan Saikia

China is interested in the Pacific Islands as these thinly populated but resource-rich small islands are rife with geostrategic, diplomatic and economic opportunities. Certainly, once ties are established with these vital nations, Beijing’s larger goal of encompassing the Indo-Pacific can be easily achieved  China is on a mission to reach the...

Can Quad restrain wayward China?

Can Quad restrain wayward China?

Sunday, 29 May 2022 | Makhan Saikia

It’s a tightrope walk for the grouping at a time when US-China trade war has reached a peak. After having a bitter experience with Putin, Biden may need to maintain more restraint, simply to avoid another catastrophe in the Indo-Pacific The May 24 face-to-face meeting of the Quad leaders is considered...

Concerns over Finland, Sweden joining NATO

Concerns over Finland, Sweden joining NATO

Sunday, 22 May 2022 | Makhan Saikia

Finland and Sweden’s bid to enter NATO has met with roadblocks. Initially, Russian President Vladimir Putin warned them against their efforts, but now he has changed his strategy towards NATO’s two probable entrants. Now, Moscow has no problem in Finland and Sweden joining the US-led military alliance as long as...

Sinn Fein a game changer in Northern Ireland

Sinn Fein a game changer in Northern Ireland

Sunday, 15 May 2022 | Makhan Saikia

It is very clear that Sinn Fein’s victory will not push for the union of Northern Ireland with the Republic of Ireland at once, but it has started the process. Britain’s future measures towards this part of its territory may be more cautious in the days to come. Politically speaking,...

Shanghai Covid crisis a test for Xi’s leadership

Shanghai Covid crisis a test for Xi’s leadership

Sunday, 08 May 2022 | Makhan Saikia

With the Covid becoming a nightmare for Shanghai residents and big corporations, China may find it too difficult to achieve its 5.5 per cent growth rate set for this year. But the maintenance of Covid fortress in Shanghai beyond the upcoming Party Congress may be too difficult for Xi. And...

Viktor Orban bringing illiberalism back to Europe

Sunday, 17 April 2022 | Makhan Saikia

Orban’s flirtation with Putin is sending uneasy signals to many Hungarians. It is surprising that the man who launched his political career with anti-Russian slogans has metamorphosed into a primary ally of Putin. It proves only one thing: Orban is an apt manipulator and survivor in central European politics, signalling...

Lankan solution: Protesters’ patience & resilience

Lankan solution: Protesters’ patience & resilience

Sunday, 10 April 2022 | Makhan Saikia

Citizens’ ire in the South Asian archipelago is directed towards the four Rajapaksa brothers who are occupying the key political positions in the island nation. Political polarisation to address the economic crisis may not help the commoners. Of course, if the current Government falls, the Opposition would get a chance...

State Editions

Student opens fire on principal

25 September 2022 | PNS | Lucknow

6 PFI members held in Meerut and Varanasi

25 September 2022 | PNS | Lucknow

Maya concern over falling rupee

25 September 2022 | PNS | Lucknow

Complete Vindhya corridor works on time: CM

25 September 2022 | PNS | Lucknow

CM stresses on protection of gauvansh

25 September 2022 | PNS | Lucknow

Sunday Edition

Time to tame the rabble rousers

25 September 2022 | Navin Upadhyay | Agenda

Decode ‘those’ genes

25 September 2022 | HEALTH PIONEER | Agenda

COVID-19 Pandemic: The Battles India Won

25 September 2022 | Prof (Dr) Balram Bhargava | Agenda

NEWS BRIEF

25 September 2022 | HEALTH PIONEER | Agenda

Tobacco ads: Celebrities shirk moral responsibility

25 September 2022 | Nibedita Priyadarshini Jena | Agenda

Address fault lines, Raja yoga will bear fruit

25 September 2022 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | Agenda