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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2190


Death Anniversary Of Srimavo Bandaranaiake: Memories of Mrs. B as narrated by former DIG

Saturday October 10 marks the 9th Death Anniversary of Sirimavo Ratwatte Dias Bandaranaike – thrice Prime Minister and twice Opposition Leader. This article is not so much about her illustrious political career but based on a senior police officer’s experiences since the time her husband S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike won the General Election of 1956.

India-Israel selfishly restraining USA from abandoning Afghanistan

The British, German and the French military commanders in Afghanistan as well as of other Nato countries having fought the resistance forces in Afghanistan for the last eight years to subdue militancy are now having second thoughts.

Indian nuclear ambitions

India had carried out five nuclear tests on 12 May 1998 amidst fanfare. Ruling BJP proudly declared all the tests successful. Despite US doubts it was claimed that 45 KT yield had been achieved.

What does Islam say about Terrorism?

One of the distinctive characteristics of the times we live in is the overwhelming presence of violence in our societies. Whether it is a bomb going off in a market place, or the hijacking of an aircraft where innocent people are held at ransom to achieve political ends, we live in an age, where the manipulation and loss of innocent lives has become commonplace.

Manifestation of Indo-Pakistan rivalry seen in cricket matches

Pakistan’s hockey, cricket, and squash teams have excelled at the world level. Pakistan shone in yachting and snooker competitions as well. In hockey, Pakistan won golden medals and in squash its players Hashim Khan, Roshan Khan, Jahangir Khan and Jansher Khan remained reigning champions for a very long time.

U.S’.s standing in proffering “war crimes” charges against others

The above proverb which might not appear to be very pleasant, speaks of a political reality capable of universal application to global situations even today though it may have been a down to earth observation made by an ancient community in the Orient based on their limited surroundings. It is more down to earth than Kautilya’s ‘Matsya Nyaya’ (the big fish devouring the small one) which he probably found in the Vedic texts as I did while reading the Vedas.

Hillary Clinton Lives in the Biggest Glass House of them All

I was shocked when I learned of Hillary Clinton’s statement about rape being used as a weapon during the Sri Lankan war against the LTTE terrorists. For many reasons I simply cannot believe this is true.

Lament’s Of The Himalayas

I was born millions of years ago and since birth I have given rise to many a civilisations in the length and breath of Asia. I am the mother of whole Asia.

Dialogue Of The Unwilling

It is a relief that after their 100-minute ‘dialogue’ on the sidelines of the UN general assembly meeting in New York, the Indian external affairs minister and his Pakistani counterpart adjourned without committing a date for their next meeting.

Women's Groups Take on Laws Based on Sex

When a landmark U.N. conference on women adopted a "platform for action" in Beijing in 1995, member states were urged to commit themselves to revoke all existing laws in their statute books that discriminate on the basis of sex.

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