Villagers in Goa Fight to Keep Ancient Community Land from University

By Rina Chandran LOLIEM, India, Nov 16 – For Meena Varik, a teacher in Loliem village in southern Goa, the Bhagwati Moll plateau has always been community land meant for cattle grazing, temple processions and a wildlife reserve. But if the state has its way, the plateau on a hillock abutting the village could be

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Op-ed: GOA and BRICS Faultlines

By Waqar K. Kauravi Since the assumption of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s government (BJP) in New Delhi in 2014, India under the Hindu nationalist Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) activist turned Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, has experimented every tactic to cow down the government’s prime adversary Pakistan. Unlike in the past, India’s nefarious pursuit has witnessed

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India’s Modi, at Summit, calls Pakistan “Mother-Ship of Terrorism”

By Douglas Busvine and Denis Pinchuk GOA, India, Oct 16 – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi branded Pakistan a “mother-ship of terrorism” at a summit of the BRICS nations on Sunday, testing the cohesion of a group whose heavyweight member China is a close ally of its South Asian arch-rival. Modi’s remarks to a meeting

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