There is a need for Indian authorities to nip the third wave of the pandemic in the bud

By Sudhansu R Das The COVID-19 pandemic has so far killed nearly four lakh people in India and infected 29089069 people. It has crushed people’s hope, left behind thousands of orphans and widows; it has erased the livelihood of millions of people and made large number of people hungry and homeless.  The pandemic has hit hard … Continue reading There is a need for Indian authorities to nip the third wave of the pandemic in the bud

Online negotiations: A new and serious threat to democratic multilateralism

Letter to the United Nations Secretary General by Dr S Faizi, an ecologist based in Thiruvananthapuram, currently Consultant (Biodiversity), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); Chair, International Union for Conservation of Nature/ Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy (IUCN/CEESP) Task Force on Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework; Team Leader, Japan International Cooperation Agency’s (JICA's) Gujarat Ecosystem … Continue reading Online negotiations: A new and serious threat to democratic multilateralism

Palestine deserves a better hearing and support from the rest of the world

By Vidya Bhushan Rawat Two historical things have happened recently which have been passed off as non entity because it hurt the business interest of the powerful nations. The UN Human Rights Council adopted a resolution to form an International inquiry commission to investigate, ‘ “grave human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East … Continue reading Palestine deserves a better hearing and support from the rest of the world

Middle East Peace Plan: Justice to Palestinians and security for Israel

Letter to President Joseph Biden* and his cabinet about Israel and Palestine conflict by Dr. Mike Ghouse, President, Center for Pluralism, Washington, DC It is time we work for the security of Israel and Justice to the Palestinians. We have to take bold steps to bring about peace in the Middle East.  The United States … Continue reading Middle East Peace Plan: Justice to Palestinians and security for Israel

Kazi Karimuddin, who moved amendment in Constituent Assembly to make right to privacy a fundamental right

By Moin Qazi* Vidarbha has been a fertile soil for many social reformers and intellectuals. It has played an active role in the nation’s destiny and its social, cultural and political rivulets have flown into and enriched the great sea of national civilization. One such luminary who emerged from Yavatmal was Kazi Syed Karimuddin. He … Continue reading Kazi Karimuddin, who moved amendment in Constituent Assembly to make right to privacy a fundamental right

Mandatory vaccination: Why coercive measure to administer vaccines will create more panic

By Gatha G Namboothiri and Tanvi Singh* The Gujarat Technological University, Ahmedabad, via an order dated 22nd April 2021, has made it mandatory for all students above 18 years of age to be vaccinated before filling their Winter 2021 examination form. This is despite the decision by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare … Continue reading Mandatory vaccination: Why coercive measure to administer vaccines will create more panic

Myanmar unrest and Tibetan crisis: Instances to prove failed UNO

By NS Venkataraman* It is now around    seven decades since UNO  was founded   after  the Second   World War with much expectations   and  with declaration of lofty goals to establish  a peaceful world.  Ever since then, there have been many criticisms  about the functioning style of UNO  and it’s  counter productive internal structure, that have disappointed a  … Continue reading Myanmar unrest and Tibetan crisis: Instances to prove failed UNO