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). 

Himalayan blunders

Himalayan blunders

Tuesday, 07 July 2020 | Sandhya Jain

Unless a comprehensive Nepal policy is enunciated and strong measures are taken, Pakistan and China will continue jihadi strikes and salami-slicing against India. Bangladesh could follow In May 2020, Beijing intruded into Indian territory at some places across the long border and Kathmandu claimed areas of Uttarakhand where India is building...

America’s big gamble

America’s big gamble

Tuesday, 17 March 2020 | Sandhya Jain

The US-Afghan peace deal has complicated matters. Russia and China have moved dexterously to protect their interests in the region. Both can leverage ties with Pakistan to contain the Taliban Afghanistan’s peace process has stumbled as talks between the Government and the Taliban in Oslo, Norway, could not begin on March...

Reformer par excellence

Reformer par excellence

Tuesday, 03 March 2020 | Sandhya Jain

Given the ignorance of modern critics and the tragic fact that social evils still persist, it’s time to examine Savarkar’s ignored legacy as a reformer against the caste system When Vinayak Damodar Savarkar passed away on February 26, 1966, at the ripe age of 82, despite his  health wracked by the...

Pseudo-Caliphate and India

Pseudo-Caliphate and India

Tuesday, 18 February 2020 | Sandhya Jain

By throwing his weight behind Islamabad on the Kashmir issue, Erdogan unambiguously signalled his intention to emerge as the imam of the new Caliphate he hopes to lead Even if we overlook the facts about which nation is “occupying” Kashmir, by stating that there is “no difference between Gallipoli and...

Reading the Act

Reading the Act

Tuesday, 04 February 2020 | Sandhya Jain

The CAA offers fast-track citizenship to persecuted minorities (not Hindus alone) and does not ‘explicitly vow not to take a single downtrodden Muslim’ As the unending Delhi-based protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) seem to be heading for face-saving talks, Western media busybodies have rushed to the cause, alleging a...

A new lurking danger

A new lurking danger

Tuesday, 21 January 2020 | Sandhya Jain

The three-day Ijtema organised by the Tablighi Jamaat last year points towards a larger trend of home-grown radicalism within the country. Radicalisation of the vulnerable must end Few would have missed the videos of children (under 10 years of age) chanting azadi and abusing the Prime Minister and Home Minister for...

Spiralling into incoherence

Spiralling into incoherence

Tuesday, 07 January 2020 | Sandhya Jain

Pakistan’s Islamic revolution is eating its own children. It needs to be reversed by an Ataturk-type of powerful leader but the Army has been thoroughly radicalized The paroxysms of religious intolerance increasingly engulfing Pakistan and sections of its civil society, not to mention the frenzied anti-India exhortations of its favourite militant...

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India, China’s quest for influence in S Asia

05 July 2020 | Amit Kumar | Smita Tiwary | Agenda

A mission towards Atmanirbhar Bharat

05 July 2020 | Renu Swarup | Agenda

On shaky ground

05 July 2020 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer

Talktime : ‘Doing scary things challenges me’

05 July 2020 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer

CHINI KUM

05 July 2020 | MUSBA HASHMI | Sunday Pioneer

‘May direct more animation projects’

05 July 2020 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer