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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2835

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Context Bangladesh: Democratic or Nationalist?

Recently there have been two strong but equally sensible views regarding the use of the terms ‘democratic’ and 'nationalist' in naming a Bangladesh-related non-profit intellectual forum. Both views made valid and vital arguments.

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Lalin's Column: Waiting for ‘One Shot’ or is it the guillotine

There was a revolutionary fervor, spirit and expectancy in SL when the new President took office in late 2019.It’s gathering momentum furiously. Five years of gross incompetency, mismanagement, fraud, treachery, debauchery and apathy had spread its remorseless wings amongst the 2015 rulers. They had believed that their countrymen who they despised would never wake up to what was happening around them. Their conned and skinflint western supporters (foreign and local) saw their dreams of re colonization turning into a nightmare.

        Lalin's Column: Waiting for ‘One Shot’ or is it the guillotine
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Ranjan’s Recordings: who on earth is the butt of the joke?

The voice recordings that do the rounds on the internet, which allegedly to have been made by Ranjan Ramanayke, the actor-turned parliamentarian, play into the hands of the cynical public of Sri Lanka, while enforcing the skewed perception that they hold about the institutions in question.

Ranjan’s Recordings:  who on earth is the butt of the joke?
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The Dichotomy Of India's Bias Media: How They Interpret News

A key pillar of Indian democracy - the freedom of the press – The following account give a sample of media distortion in India.

The Dichotomy Of India's Bias Media: How They Interpret News
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When Life Imitates Art

The movie ‘Wag the Dog’ was released a generation ago, one month before a presidential scandal which invited comparisons between that film and the reality of that time. Now, 23 years later, we find ourselves in the midst of yet another presidential scandal; one which has made this movie once again relevant to our times.

Robert De Niro, Anne Heche, and Dustin Hoffman in Wag the Dog. -  New Line Cinema
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It’s politics amidst CAA row in northeast India

Defying the relentless protests by a number of organizations in the Brahmaputra valley of Assam, the Union government in New Delhi has lately imposed the citizenship amendment act 2019 (CAA) by bringing the gazette notification and it was another reason to make the people in northeast India angry and baffled with the rapid development.

It’s politics amidst CAA row in northeast India
It’s politics amidst CAA row in northeast India
It’s politics amidst CAA row in northeast India
It’s politics amidst CAA row in northeast India
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‘Sri Lanka minority parties in grave danger’-ACMC

The All Ceylon Makkal Congress (ACMC) warned that any constitutional amendments to remove minority parties from the Parliament are anti-democratic adding that ‘there’s a danger to end of reconciliation achieved by hard work over a period of time’. “We are disturbed of new government’s intentions to side-line minority parties by amending the constitution” said the Leader of ACMC, Vanni District MP Rishad Bathiudeen. ACMC Leader Bathiudeen was addressing the Parliament on 8 January.

‘Sri Lanka minority parties in grave danger’-ACMC
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Swap Plants, Save Environment

On a sunny Sunday morning before Christmas, I saw a group of giggling young girls and boys in the Biodiversity Park in Hyderabad. Each one was carrying saplings of different varieties and sizes, carefully grown in pots of varied sizes and shapes.

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MQ-9 Reaper: the quiet king of the sky that took out Iranian commander

The attack on General Qasseem Solaimani, the top Iranian commander and his close Iraqi confidant with surgical precision by two missiles, fired from the MQ-9 Reaper drone of the US Air Force, clearly illustrates a frightening aspect of modern asymmetric warfare.

MQ-9 Reaper: the quiet king of the sky that took out Iranian commander
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Coming to the defense of the persecuted is not bullying, it’s noble

On Friday, December 27, 2019, a resolution titled “Situation of human rights of Rohingya Muslims and other minorities in Myanmar” was passed with an overwhelming majority of votes during the 74th session of UN General Assembly at its 52nd resumed meeting, held at the UN headquarters in New York.

Coming to the defense of the persecuted is not bullying, it’s noble
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