Makhan Saikia

Makhan Saikia

Dr. Makhan Saikia: Senior Editor Edit & OpEd 

Planet’s lungs face threat from inferno

Planet’s lungs face threat from inferno

Sunday, 01 September 2019 | Makhan Saikia

Amazon forest blaze is fast blocking sunlight and enveloping the entire north-western region of Brazil with thick smoke. Brazil must understand the global importance of these evergreen forests. It is not simply Brazil that is affected, but the entire planet The extraordinary blaze engulfing the Amazon forest, popularly known as the...

Bashir’s ouster not enough to save Sudan

Bashir’s ouster not enough to save Sudan

Sunday, 21 April 2019 | Makhan Saikia

A nation in tatters after long autocratic rule of Bashir now demands a democratically elected Government, budgetary transparency, end of corruption in high public offices and uprooting of the old clusters of the ruling National Congress Party from key positions in the country Sudan and its people heaved a sigh of...

Relevance of Ambedkar today

Relevance of Ambedkar today

Sunday, 14 April 2019 | Makhan Saikia

Ambedkar’s essence lies in heralding a systemic change, instead of craving for political freedom... India’s Dalit community should not look forward to the reincarnation of Ambedkar, but in due course of time, each member of it must transform himself/herself to an Ambedkar. While commemorating the 128th birth anniversary of Dr Bhimrao...

Thai polls: Fear of hybrid democracy

Thai polls: Fear of hybrid democracy

Sunday, 07 April 2019 | Makhan Saikia

The Generals, before trying to crush the opposition in entirety, should better note that democracy at its heart indicates the existence of differences. The Thais deserve much more than what the Generals are currently offering. Hope, a true democracy, which enables the right to express opinions and freedom to resist...

At 70, NATO needs New Transatlantic Vision

At 70, NATO needs New Transatlantic Vision

Sunday, 31 March 2019 | Makhan Saikia

What disturbs most of the NATO allies in Europe is Donald Trump’s public ambivalence about NATO’s value to the US and his questioning of America’s commitment to it. NATO leadership requires a fundamental shift in its thinking to rework its alignment with the rest of the world, especially with the...

China IP theft: A Herculean task for Trump

China IP theft: A Herculean task for Trump

Friday, 15 March 2019 | Makhan Saikia

China's opaque judicial system makes foreign enterprises’ fight to secure IP rights a formidable task.  Looking at China’s poor global trade compliance records so far, President Trump requires more manoeuvring tactics to encounter a recalcitrant Beijing administration either through tariffs or with the help of arbitration to save the treasured...

Half-baked efforts for peace in Afghanistan

Half-baked efforts for peace in Afghanistan

Sunday, 10 March 2019 | Makhan Saikia

The conspicuous absence of internationally recognised Ghani regime raises questions about who is deciding Afghanistan's future. Afghan President is convinced the US-led endeavour is made in hurry The US-led war in Afghanistan has completed over 17 years by now. It started on October 7, 2001, less than a month after the...

Iranians’ unrest reminds Revolution ethos

Iranians’ unrest reminds Revolution ethos

Sunday, 03 March 2019 | Makhan Saikia

Much beyond Ayatollah Khamenei’s rhetorics against the West, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani needs to focus on his domestic issues and address the simmering grievances of the people so that they feel assured that ideals of the 1979-Islamic Revolution is not a mirage The Islamic Republic of Iran has celebrated 40 years...

State Editions

RU launches Yoga department website

17 September 2019 | PNS | Ranchi

Rajasthani dolls to attract devotees at OOC Club

17 September 2019 | PNS | Ranchi

Sahibganj DC seeks State’s support in MMT Ops

17 September 2019 | Kelly Kislaya | Raipur

Infighting resurfaces in JPCC

17 September 2019 | Saurav Roy | Ranchi

BJP levels fresh charges on Hemant

17 September 2019 | PNS | Ranchi

New office bearers of FJCCI to be declared soon

17 September 2019 | PNS | Ranchi

Sunday Edition

The bare necessities Simple ideas that matter

15 September 2019 | Tim de Ridder | Agenda

Heal self For a better world

15 September 2019 | Sant Rajinder Singh | Agenda

Correct your self-image

15 September 2019 | Ajit Kumar Bishnoi | Agenda

Astroturf | Watch over your karma

15 September 2019 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | Agenda

Talktime | ‘I felt like an actor after doing LSD’

15 September 2019 | MUSBA HASHMI | Sunday Pioneer

Pickle me pink

15 September 2019 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer