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Seema Sengupta

Seema Sengupta is a Kolkata-based journalist and columnist.

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India-US relations will take new path under Joe Biden 

As America voted out incumbent President Donald Trump to reinstate a Democrat regime after a gap of four years, nations – big and small – immediately started calculating the profit and loss of the electoral outcome that the oldest democracy on earth produced. 

November 23, 2020

What Rajapaksa's win means for Sri Lankan Tamils?

Ever since Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa’s political outfit Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) emerged victorious in recently held parliamentary elections, there are muted apprehensions of the island nation returning to a militaristic, centralized approach to governance.

September 04, 2020

A bitter territorial dispute mars India-Nepal ties 

Amid rising tensions with China over territorial sovereignty, India has got entangled in another land dispute with Nepal – a nation which has historically shared with it a unique friendship characterized by open borders and deep rooted people-to-people contacts of kinship and culture. 

June 29, 2020

Afghan migrants in Iran: Living dangerously for livelihood

Sometime in April, I was in contact with Faizullah Kakar, an eminent epidemiologist and the immediate past Chief of Staff to Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani on public health issues arising out of the coronavirus pandemic. 

June 17, 2020

Violence against Muslims in India must raise global alarm

“Insha’Allah Yahaan Aman Hoga (God willing, peace will be restored)” asserted India’s National Security Adviser Ajit Doval, standing in Delhi's riot-hit areas last month Feb.26, trying to pacify desperate citizens who were a sitting target of an organized pogrom.

March 09, 2020