Makhan Saikia

Makhan Saikia

Dr. Makhan Saikia: Senior Editor Edit & OpEd 

Hard task ahead for charismatic Jacinda

Hard task ahead for charismatic Jacinda

Sunday, 25 October 2020 | Makhan Saikia

At a time when right-wing parties have a field day around the world, Jacinda Ardern has led the centre-left Labour Party to a historic victory. Considering her winning formula of compromise and consensus, the absolute majority might prove a challenge for her as she needs to take along the polar...

When biggies pose existential threat

Sunday, 02 August 2020 | Makhan Saikia

The US Congress has just created a history. It has testified the four big leaders of corporate family, including the richest man on this planet, Jeff Bezos. Of course, this hearing was a virtual one. Apart from Bezos, the other three bigwigs are Apple’s Tim Cook, Google’s Sundar Pichai and...

Gehlot vs Pilot: Grand Rajasthan game plan

Sunday, 26 July 2020 | Makhan Saikia

Rajasthan is facing unprecedented political crisis. From an intra-party feud between the Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot, the battle has now travelled from the Rajasthan High Court to the Supreme Court. The two-year-old Congress Government, one of India’s largest States, is on the verge of...

A weak ASEAN can’t save South China Sea

A weak ASEAN can’t save South China Sea

Sunday, 19 July 2020 | Makhan Saikia

Beijing’s belligerence is on the rise all around, whether it is unleashing a new terror regime in the name of “national security” in Hong Kong, the attempts to encroach on Indian land along the border or the bid to usurp the sea lines of communication in the South China Sea....

From an elected Prez to permanent leader!

From an elected Prez to permanent leader!

Sunday, 12 July 2020 | Makhan Saikia

The unbridled power of Russian President Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin has grown over the last two decades. He enjoys enormous popularity. At its highest, his poll rating was close to 90 per cent. Sensing the global public pandemic and home quarantining of millions in Russia, Putin affected amendments to the Russian Constitution....

China’s sinister game in guise of peaceful rise

China’s sinister game in guise of peaceful rise

Sunday, 28 June 2020 | Makhan Saikia

China is on the full course of aggression. It is an old habit for the Middle Kingdom. However, it does it in the guise of “Peaceful rise”, and “China Dream”. The latest episode of Chinese brutality across the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Eastern Ladakh simply demonstrates the fact that...

Hong Kong becoming China’s Achilles heel

Hong Kong becoming China’s Achilles heel

Sunday, 21 June 2020 | Makhan Saikia

China has once again unsettled the trouble-torn island of Hong Kong. Despite the threat of Covid-19 pandemic, millions of HongKongers have braved their way to join in the massive anti-Government rallies in various parts of the city. This is not the first time the islanders have vowed to stand against...

American angle in China-Taiwan face-off

American angle in China-Taiwan face-off

Sunday, 07 June 2020 | Makhan Saikia

It would be a big mistake to think that Trump’s anti-China rhetoric is just an election gimmick. It is a permanent policy plank of the core team of Trump presidency to exert pressure on Beijing whether it comes to trade, technology, South China Sea, Taiwan, Xinjiang, Hong Kong, Tibet and...

State Editions

Covid-19 cases on  decline in State

25 October 2020 | PNS | Ranchi

IN BRIEF

25 October 2020 | PNS | Ranchi

Lalu likely to sacrifice goats to please Goddess Durga

25 October 2020 | VIJAY DEO JHA | Ranchi

Congress intensifies poll campaign in Bermo

25 October 2020 | PNS | Ranchi

JD(U) joins hands with  BJP for by-election

25 October 2020 | PNS | Ranchi

Sunday Edition

Dussehra of Kulasekaranpatinam, Tuticorin

25 October 2020 | Experts | Agenda

The Return of Delhi Smog

25 October 2020 | Sonal Shukla | Agenda

Astroturf: Season of empowerment

25 October 2020 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | Agenda

Dauntless picks

25 October 2020 | MUSBA HASHMI | Sunday Pioneer

Talktime | ‘It’s a matter of perception on how to value artwork’

25 October 2020 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer

‘I shifted to NY to explore international music’

25 October 2020 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer