New nuclear safety regulator: old wine in old bottle

For how long can the Prime Minister afford to play the role of an Ostrich,  Gopal Krishna asks. he is an environmental and civil rights activist and can be contacted at Within… Continue reading

Behind the scenes at Guantanamo

Mónica Villamizaris an award-winning correspondent of Al Jazeera based out of Washington, DC. She holds a masters degree in political science from the Institut d’Études Politiques in Paris. Besides her native Spanish, she… Continue reading

Catastrophe Awaits Dhanbad’s Ecosystem

Independent Team’s Site Visit Verifies Findings of CAG & Parliamentary Committee on Illegal Coal Mines in Dhanbad Dhanbad, Jharkhand, 12/9/2011 An Independent Team visited the sites of Coal India Limited (CIL) by an… Continue reading

Love Raï; Know Algeria

Bargad Exclusive Mona Kareem (23) had collections of her poetry published when she was just 14 and 16. Some of her poems have been translated into six languages. She has a B.A. from… Continue reading

Was There an Alternative?: Looking Back on 9/11 a Decade Later

BUY THIS BOOK HERE Noam Chomsky is one of the most important voices in the world today. Noam Chomsky We are approaching the 10th anniversary of the horrendous atrocities of September 11, 2001,… Continue reading

9/11’s forgotten victims

Imran Khan, an Al Jazeera correspondent, reports from across Pakistan. Tahira is typical of many people in Pakistan’s urban middle class. She is a successful businesswoman with a loving family. She remembers the… Continue reading

The Great Deception In Nepal

Roshan Kissoon is a freelance journalist who lived in Nepal for two years working with the Maoists, first as an English teacher in the PLA camp in Chitwan, and then as a copy… Continue reading

Indus River System and China

Amit Ranjan is a Research Scholar in South Asian Studies division of School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. His other posts can be seen here. He can be reached at… Continue reading

Lost on the way to Dohagram Angorpota

Nicolas Haque is Dhaka (Bangladesh) based correspondent of Al Jazeera. Nicolas Haque In the northern districts where Bangladesh meets India, there are no street signs to tell you where you are. So after… Continue reading

Arvind Kejriwal responds to the Rajya Sabha Notice

 Dated: 5 September 2011To Sh Mukul Pande, Director,Rajya Sabha Secretariat, Parliament House/Annexe,New Delhi‐1 Sub: Alleged use of derogatory words during the agitation and its telecast by the Star News Channel – matter of… Continue reading

The Queen No One Cared For

When a dejected legend breaks down at an award ceremony meant to honour her, it really doesn’t speak well for a country and its people. Something similar happened at The Legends of India… Continue reading