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Seema Sengupta

Seema Sengupta is a Kolkata-based journalist and columnist.

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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

In India, a people’s revolution had been waiting to happen 

When 604 lawmakers out of 790 votes in favor of a bill that seeks to discriminate citizenship on religious and ethnic lines, how does one define that democracy? 

January 10, 2020