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Deadly Heatwaves Threaten to Reverse India’s Progress on Poverty and Inequality

Record-breaking heatwaves in April 2022 put 90% of people in India at increased risk of going hungry, losing income or premature death, according to...

FAO Projects Record Global Wheat Production

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has projected record wheat production, estimated at 794 million tonnes. The projection is largely due to...

India and Pakistan: Story of Contrasting Journey

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbALu5J6kU8] Imtiaz Gul looks at the journey of two countries and their rise and chaotic descent economically, politically, and diplomatically. Gul says Pakistan remains...

Health Dept. Opens Appointments for Monkeypox Vaccine

The Health Department will release over 8,000 additional first dose appointments over the next two weeks, and 4,000 additional doses will be made available through referrals from community partner organizations serving the highest-risk patients. Appointments will be made available on the City’s vaccine portal: vax4nyc.nyc.gov/monkeypox on Friday, July 15 at 6pm

South and Central Asia Reel Under Early Heatwave

In India and Pakistan, maximum temperatures were consistently above 40 degrees Celsius for over a fortnight, exceeding the average for early April by up to 10C in some areas.

Understanding Religions in South Asia – Hinduism

South Asia is not only the home of an amazing variety of different religions and cults, it is also the birthplace of religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism to name just the largest. Arriving from abroad, Islam, Zoroastrianism and Christianity have contributed an independent South Asian variety to the original belief system.

Why Pakistan is Unable to Stage Diplomatic Victory on Kashmir?

True, geopolitics has failed Kashmiris and blunted Pakistan’s support for them but Islamabad’s approach indeed has been flawed and devoid of the consistent commitment that such a critical issue deserves.

Understanding the Separatist Movements in India

Militant tensions continue existing between insurgents 50 years later in many Indian states and the central government that aims at ‘Indianizing’ them as well as amongst their indigenous people and migrants from other parts of India and illegal immigrants mainly of Bengalis origin.

A History of Khalistan Movement – Will India See Its Rise Again?

Until today, the Khalistan demand has not died down. Recent reports indicate a rise in pro-Khalistan sentiments among the Sikh diaspora overseas, they are determined to revive the secessionist movement, says the analyst.

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