Terror Revisits Mumbai

In a suspected terror attack, Mumbai, the financial capital of India, was rattled during the evening rush as three bombs ripped through crowded places within minutes of each other, killing dozens and injuring many more. Indo-Pak relations are likely to be the first casualty. Initial reports suggest that at least 20 people have lost their lives and more than 100 suffered injuries in what the Indian home minister termed “a coordinated terror attack”. It is…

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China and the End of the Deng Dynasty

By Matthew Gertken and Jennifer Richmond Beijing has become noticeably more anxious than usual in recent months, launching one of the more high-profile security campaigns to suppress political dissent since the aftermath of the Tiananmen Square crackdown in 1989. Journalists, bloggers, artists, Christians and others have been arrested or have disappeared in a crackdown prompted by fears that foreign forces and domestic dissidents have hatched any number of “Jasmine” gatherings inspired by recent events in…

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Japan Earthquake: Don’t Be Afraid

By Rev. Prof. Renta Nishihara When the great earthquake took place on 11 March, I was at the university. My bookshelves were falling, lights were swaying wildly. Turning on a TV, I saw a great tsunami about to swallow up some people. The city’s public transport at Tokyo was paralyzed, so we opened up the university campus of Rikkyo for the public. I spent the night at the university together with about 5,000 people. The…

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What’s wrong with RBI

Does India want to trade with Iran or not? It seems Indian companies do, but the government doesn’t. Or that is the signal the Indian government is giving out through its thoughtless, preposterous actions. On 27 December 2010, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) through a notice circulated to all Indian banks ruled that all payments for trade transactions would be settled outside the Asian Clearing Union (ACU) mechanism. ACU — set up in 1975…

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BBC’s Kashmir Lessons

BBC lists Kashmir as an independent country, undoes it, quietly Is Kashmir part of India, part of Pakistan, or is it a separate country? The answer might vary depending on who you ask. As far as India is concerned, Kashmir is an integral part of India just like any other Indian state. For the past few months, the British Broadcasting Corporation’s (BBC) website had been treating Kashmir on par with other counties in South Asia…

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