Makhan Saikia

Makhan Saikia

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75 years of Hiroshima & Nagasaki survivors’ message of peace

75 years of Hiroshima & Nagasaki survivors’ message of peace

Sunday, 09 August 2020 | Makhan Saikia

Being the only country to have gone through the nuclear devastation, Japan has been making all-out efforts to make the world free from nuclear weapons. But rogue nations have ensured the race does not stop The worst that descended on humanity was the explosion of the two nuclear bombs on...

EU down but not out in global order

EU down but not out in global order

Sunday, 24 May 2020 | Makhan Saikia

Covid-19 pandemic poses a new threat to European unity. Many of the members of the EU are mulling over self-imposed protectionist policies in regard to migration as their systems are already too overburdened The strength and unity of the historic European Union (EU) may be history soon. With the Covid-19 pandemic,...

America in world order: Trump’s role

America in world order: Trump’s role

Sunday, 10 May 2020 | Makhan Saikia

The “unrivalled power, prestige and influence” is how the USA of the 20th century has largely been defined. As Henry Kissinger rightly echoed, “In the 20th century, no country has influenced international relations as decisively and at the same time as ambivalently as the United States. No society has more...

Covid warrants global unity for innovation

Covid warrants global unity for innovation

Sunday, 26 April 2020 | Makhan Saikia

Since its inception in 1967, the World Intellectual Property Organization has been launching numerous initiatives either to stimulate creativity or to inspire many in the periphery to surge ahead. Hope this mission to innovate will be able to show the humanity a new road for hope and prosperity. However,unless the...

‘Fortified’ training camps for Uyghurs

Sunday, 19 April 2020 | Makhan Saikia

As China fears the rising Islamic terror may turn Xinjiang into China’s Libya or Syria soon, it, therefore, feels it necessary to train them into becoming ‘good citizens’. For Beijing, these large camps are voluntary vocational training centres where people imbibe job skills. However, according to the Western media, these...

Covid-19 origin: Truth is stranger than fiction

Covid-19 origin: Truth is stranger than fiction

Sunday, 12 April 2020 | Makhan Saikia

China’s ‘peaceful’ rise is today viewed with suspicion in many quarters. The threat of a Red China as propagated by the West during the Cold War era cannot be brushed aside. At this Covid-19 moment, China must come clean so that the global community can repose faith in its leadership China...

Lessons to learn from deferral of Olympics

Lessons to learn from deferral of Olympics

Sunday, 29 March 2020 | Makhan Saikia

Keeping the global preparedness in mind, we all must realise the fact that we need a robust strategy, particularly public health emergency to handle pandemics like Covid-19. Life certainly comes first; therefore creating kerfuffle around such crisis is a folly. Rather, we must gather courage to fight the menace out...

Coronavirus spike in S Korea: Role of Shincheonji sect

Coronavirus spike in S Korea: Role of Shincheonji sect

Sunday, 22 March 2020 | Makhan Saikia

The mysterious Christian sect termed the viral infection as weakness. What has irked many South Koreans is Shincheonji sect leader Lee Man-hee’s earlier claim that COVID-19 has been caused by evil spirits jealous of the rise of his faith South Korea initially emerged as one of the potential hotbeds of coronavirus...

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REal estate in the times of Corona

09 August 2020 | Sush Clays | Agenda

Astroturf | Know self for a better future

09 August 2020 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | Agenda

Tackling Covid in the capital

09 August 2020 | Miniya Chatterji | Agenda

Best to redefine your career goals

09 August 2020 | Karan Verma | Agenda

India no more ‘soft state’ under Modi’s leadership

09 August 2020 | KK SRIVASTAVA | Agenda

'I'm a storyteller, medium doesn't matter'

09 August 2020 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer