We're Live Bangla Wednesday, March 03, 2021

Focus

Delhi Muslims fear they will never see justice for religio...

Muslims offer Friday prayers at a mosque in Mustafabad, Delhi, two days after last year’s riots. Photograph: Xavier Galiana/AFP...

In Kashmir, fear of the pheran returns in full force

Photo: Kandukuru Nagarjun/Flickr (CC BY 2.0) Civilians wearing pherans – the long robe traditionally worn in Kashmir in wint...

India’s democratic exceptionalism is now withering away. T...

A woman selling the Indian Flag in Chandigarh. (Express photo by Kamleshwar Singh) “Since the end of the Cold War, most demo...

Gen Z breaks out from Suu Kyi's shadow, takes charge of re...

A young generation of political activists critical of her leadership is now setting the political agenda.PHOTO: EPA-EFE The slight...

Roaring crowds, roti and Rihanna: the view from a Delhi fa...

Puffing out his chest, his lime green turban luminescent in the morning sun, Surinder Singh made it clear he was a man who would not ea...

How did the farmers’ protests turn into an oppressed peopl...

Police baton charge and water torrents on elderly farmers, besides inclement weather, sometimes become freezing. Farmers’ local a...

Myanmar needs a new kind of democracy

Myanmar needs a fresh path to democracy. Free and fair elections (and respect for the results) are essential. But also essential is the...

Al Jazeera story, government’s response and the state of o...

Photo: Collected The Al Jazeera report on Bangladesh titled "All the Prime Minister's Men", aired early Tuesday morning, revealed...

Myanmar: Inside the coup that toppled Aung San Suu Kyi's g...

After days of stop-start threats by the military, on Feb. 1 the government of Myanmar silently and seamlessly changed hands, without...

What’s next for Myanmar

A soldier walks in the City Hall compound in Yangon, Myanmar, on Feb. 1 In the week leading up to the coup executed in the early h...

Beijing expands Indian Ocean FTAs westward with Mauritius

Port Louis, the Mauritian capital, is getting busier as the free trade agreement with China comes into play, but observers are c...

Taliban risks losing international legitimacy

A high-powered Taliban delegation led by Mullah Baradar arrived in Tehran for consultations on January 26, 2021  A high-level...

A big beautiful wall: Pakistan has fenced itself off from...

The tribesmen outside the Pakistani embassy in Kabul huddle into their woollen shawls and wait. A few years ago, grumble Abdul Haq...

Red Fort riot was India’s ‘Capitol Hill moment’

Farmer protesters hoisted flags at the top of the dome on the Red Fort, New Delhi, January 26, 2021. Photo: Getty The deterioratio...

The mass radicalisation that India does not acknowledge

Hindu Yuva Vahini members pose inside the vigilante group's office in the city of Unnao. Photo: Reuters It is now clear that if yo...

Crises at home leave Biden little time for Asia in first 1...

After a tumultuous U.S. election, Asia is about to see Joe Biden in action as president. But answers to key questions like China...

India: Why the anti-CAA and farmers' agitations have been...

India has been witnessing street protests after the ‘awe and shock’ that the current regime pursued in its first few years...

Mahatma Gandhi's killer venerated as Hindu nationalism res...

Indian police paying homage to Mahatma Gandhi in 2008. Since the BJP came to power in 2014, his vision of equal rights for all religi...

India’s ‘love jihad’ laws: Another attempt to subjugate Mu...

On January 6, the Supreme Court of India declined to stay controversial laws recently enacted in several states to tackle “love j...

‘I could just vanish’: In Kabul, pocket notes to prevent a...

For some young people, the pocket note has become an essential element of daily life — an identity marker ensuring that they wi...

Countering China is a multifaceted problem for India

An expansionist, economically and militarily strong China looms large over India’s north-eastern border, its Indian Ocean neighbo...