Makhan Saikia

Makhan Saikia

Dr. Makhan Saikia: Senior Editor Edit & OpEd 

Brexit widening UK-Northern Ireland chasm

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...

Libya crisis: Game of brinkmanship

Libya crisis: Game of brinkmanship

Sunday, 28 April 2019 | Makhan Saikia

The American U-turn —  Donald Trump terming General Haftar’s role as significant in fighting terrorism and securing Libya's oil resources — has surprised the global community. The EU leaders still hope that the US will reconsider Trump's surprise expression of support to Haftar Libya has witnessed eight years of chaos and...

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...

State Editions

Man kills wife for ‘adultery’ in Prem Nagar, surrenders

23 September 2019 | Staff Reporter | Delhi

City sees decline in butterflies this year

23 September 2019 | Sapna Singh | Delhi

IIT Delhi team to study impact of odd-even scheme

23 September 2019 | PTI | Delhi

CM to speak on anti-pollution steps at Denmark summit

23 September 2019 | Staff Reporter | Delhi

Sisodia inaugurates cultural event Awam Ki Awaz in Capital

23 September 2019 | Staff Reporter | Delhi

PWD to finish work on Pragati Maidan tunnel by Jan

23 September 2019 | GAYATHRI MAN | Delhi

Sunday Edition

Prioritising Strategic Economic Cooperation

22 September 2019 | Asoke Mukerji | Agenda

The complexities of caste system

22 September 2019 | Kumar Chellappan | Agenda

Dukh, Dard and a Season of Hope

22 September 2019 | Excerpt | Agenda

Astroturf | Empower your mind for success

22 September 2019 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | Agenda

Talktime | ‘Casting procedure should be streamlined'

22 September 2019 | MUSBA HASHMI | Sunday Pioneer

Pushing musical limit

22 September 2019 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer