Makhan Saikia

Makhan Saikia

Dr. Makhan Saikia: Senior Editor Edit & OpEd 

Jack Ma missing: Role of opaque Chinese state

Jack Ma missing: Role of opaque Chinese state

Sunday, 10 January 2021 | Makhan Saikia

Jack Ma or Ma Yun, a famous Chinese billionaire and the co-founder of Alibaba Group, is considered one of the top tech tycoons of Asia today. According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, Jack’s current net worth is estimated at $63.1 billion. However, the investigation by the Chinese Government triggered a...

What do Iraqi protesters strive for?

Sunday, 15 December 2019 | Makhan Saikia

What is worrying the global community is that the saga of mass demonstrations in Iraq is leaderless. The protesters are not backed by any organisational structures and ideological narratives. The only common chord among them is a strong sentiment of anti-Government agenda Iraq has once again descended into an abyss. Since...

US law can’t usher in democracy in Hong Kong

Sunday, 01 December 2019 | Makhan Saikia

By enacting the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, the Donald Trump Administration has thrown its weight behind the pro-democracy demonstrators of Hong Kong, and put extra pressure on China to redeem its year-1997 promise of autonomy for the region. However, the Hongkongers must realise that an Act passed...

Inclusive governance a challenge for Gotabaya

Sunday, 24 November 2019 | Makhan Saikia

Considering the ideological baggage of Rajapaksas, Sri Lankan President Gotabaya has his task cut out if he wants to keep peace prevail in the island nation. While the Sinhala majority who voted him to power calls him ‘the savior of their country’, there is a large section of minorities, Muslims...

It's time to wrap up Naga peace process

Sunday, 17 November 2019 | Makhan Saikia

It is over a fortnight since the deadline, fixed by the Union Government, for the Nagaland peace pact lapsed on October 31, 2019. However amid hopes and apprehension, the good news is that the peace talks have not stopped A fortnight has already gone by since the deadline, fixed by the...

Death of Baghdadi is not end of ISIS

Sunday, 03 November 2019 | Makhan Saikia

Though the elite US Delta Force commandos have put an end to the ISIS leader, the remnants of the ISIS, spread from Africa to Australasia, will not simply fade away. Worst is yet to come The death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the chief of the Islamic State (ISIS), has brought a...

Show of strength at 70: China’s global message

Sunday, 06 October 2019 | Makhan Saikia

While President Xi Jinping has promised ‘New Era’ that sees China as a top global power, many in China feel what the Communist Party is projecting to the world is an incomplete narrative of the progress China is celebrating its 70th year of the Communist revolution this week. On October 1,...

Brexit widening UK-Northern Ireland chasm

Sunday, 22 September 2019 | Makhan Saikia

What haunts Northern Ireland at the moment is none other than Brexit, which is gradually opening up the old wounds of the historic Good Friday Agreement. The very idea of Brexit has destabilised politics by forcing people to take sides between Britain and Ireland The exit of Britain from the EU...

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Sound of music

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Grand musical journey

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Talktime : ‘I want to reach out to more people with better stories’

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