Sandhya Jain

Sandhya Jain

 

Sandhya Jain is a political analyst and independent researcher. She is the author of ‘Adi Deo Arya Devata- A Panoramic View of Tribal-Hindu Cultural Interface’ (Rupa & Co., 2004) and ‘Evangelical Intrusions. Tripura: A Case Study’ (Rupa & Co., 2009). 

Civilisational heritage

Civilisational heritage

Tuesday, 22 January 2019 | Sandhya Jain

Leaders and intellectuals, who stand against the Citizenship Bill, must rise above partisan politics and understand that immigrants with Indic links deserve to seek refuge here The anger in Assam and North-eastern States over the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 is understandable but not justified. All these States must appreciate that Indian...

Hedgewar: A native vision of nationhood

Hedgewar: A native vision of nationhood

Tuesday, 02 October 2018 | Sandhya Jain

Bhagwat’s decision to put Hedgewar at the centre of his outreach at the RSS conclave was a necessary corrective. Long a shadowy figure at the edge of historical consciousness, Bhagwat has done justice to a visionary Hindu rashtra (nation) is not rajya (state), though critics try to obfuscate the issue. A...

Monsanto pigeons come home to roost

Monsanto pigeons come home to roost

Wednesday, 19 September 2018 | Sandhya Jain

More and more reports and studies suggest a link between GMOs, auto-immune diseases and cancer. Monsanto, the leading producer of GMO, is now on the run Once the bully on the block, Monsanto is on the run. Environmentalists will recall the early years of genetically modified (GM) crops when wind pollination...

Transforming the educational firmament

Transforming the educational firmament

Tuesday, 04 September 2018 | Sandhya Jain

There has been an overwhelming sense of fatigue in achieving education-for-all. Now, with a non-elitist Prime Minister in office, the aim is to transcend literacy targets and meet contemporary needs On the education beat, one recalls an overwhelming sense of fatigue while covering events in which India pledged, with obvious insincerity,...

Atal to Modi: Amazing continuity

Atal to Modi: Amazing continuity

Tuesday, 21 August 2018 | Sandhya Jain

A pair of Duck swims in a pond at Veer Bhumi, in New Delhi - PTI In broad contours, there is far more continuity than difference between Atalji and Modi. Both leaders share not just humble backgrounds but strong leadership qualities too When Atal Bihari Vajpayee was finally elected for...

Kathua: Justice must be delivered

Kathua: Justice must be delivered

Tuesday, 07 August 2018 | Sandhya Jain

If justice is to be done to the victim given the new twists and turns in the Kathua case, the child’s killers must be identified and their motives have to be exposed A Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the murder and alleged rape of a nomad child in Jammu’s...

Pakistan between mufti and mullah

Tuesday, 24 July 2018 | Sandhya Jain

In yet another round of elections, the military-mullah nexus is set to win in Pakistan. Yet again, the Government will be ill-equipped to deal with the country’s challenges As Pakistan goes to polls tomorrow (July 25), it appears that the blurring lines between mufti and mullah will converge further, to...

Afghan minorities need protection

Tuesday, 10 July 2018 | Sandhya Jain

Through the decades of internal conflict, religious minorities in Afghanistan have fallen through the cracks. International organisations often fail to recognise the plight of Afghan Hindus and Sikhs India’s foreign policy has its task cut out — to ensure the safety of the Hindu-Sikh community within Afghanistan or its safe repatriation...

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20 January 2019 | Agencies | Sunday Pioneer

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20 January 2019 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer

Bangladesh PM Hasina says Govt will work for all

20 January 2019 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer