Ashis Ray

International

Will Burma’s Buddhist monks help bring an end to the military coup?

There has not been genuine civilian government in Burma since the military coup in 1962

By Ashis Ray

International

Will Myanmar’s military get away with their coup?

The men in uniform struck just before the first sitting of the new parliament

By Ashis Ray

Could COVID give rise to a theocratic India?

Modi prescribed obscurantist religious practices to drive away evil spirits

By Ashis Ray

China

India and China are on a path to war

Xi’s shock treatment signals the death of ‘peace and tranquillity’ and a resumption of a cold war between the Asian giants

By Ashis Ray

India-Pakistan relations have reached rock bottom

Ironically, Modi has vindicated Pakistan’s existence by creating a de facto Hindu India

By Ashis Ray

Science & Tech

Does Facebook hold the key to the Rohingya genocide?

The nature of the deadly crackdown in Burma has made obtaining evidence a difficult task

By Ashis Ray

China

Modi’s muted response to China is infuriating Indians

Xi has clearly bided his time and has chosen an optimum time to act

By Ashis Ray

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