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Loknath Sangroula

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NATO Serving as a Catalyst to Fuel Violence

Published On: April 27, 2024 08:00 AM NPT By: Loknath Sangroula

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization, or NATO, celebrated its 75th anniversary on April 4, 2024, reaffirming its commitment to stand by Ukraine and weighing a plan to provide more predictable and longer military support.

India's Secular, Democratic Fabric Faces Threat

Published On: March 29, 2024 08:30 AM NPT By: Loknath Sangroula

The stage is set for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections in India, with 543 seats up for grabs. Scheduled to begin on April 19 and conclude on June 1, the elections will unfold over seven phases, with results slated to be out on June 4. Prime Minister Modi has already kicked off his campaign, aiming for a repeat of his landslide victories in 2014 and 2019.

Prachanda's Alliance-Hopping, a Quest for Power

Published On: March 12, 2024 08:30 AM NPT By: Loknath Sangroula

For those who choose to see life's tapestry woven only with the threads of power and success, Prachanda might seem like a role model or stand as a beacon of hope. However, in the eyes of those who believe that beyond power also lie the realms of principled politics, morality, self-respect, and dignity, he undeniably appears as an opportunist of the highest order.

Decoding Israel's Veiled Agenda behind the Gaza Offensive

Published On: March 4, 2024 08:30 AM NPT By: Loknath Sangroula

The ongoing Palestine-Israel conflict has now stretched for almost 150 days since its commencement on October 7 last year, showing no signs of abating. With unwavering support from Western powers, notably the USA, Israel persists in relentlessly bombing civilian infrastructure, resulting in the deaths of thousands of innocent civilians, including women, and children.

The Maldives-India Face-off Sparks Geopolitical Tensions

Published On: January 23, 2024 07:30 AM NPT By: Loknath Sangroula

Muizzu's diplomatic sequence—visiting Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, and then China—is a clearly perceptible departure from the tradition of first visiting India, and it has irked the world's largest democracy.

The First 9/11: Unraveling American Duplicity

Published On: January 9, 2024 08:25 AM NPT By: Loknath Sangroula

When we first hear the mention of 9/11, what immediately springs to our minds? It's undoubtedly the morning of September 11, 2001, when nineteen terrorists affiliated with al-Qaeda crashed two of the four hijacked planes into the iconic Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, USA.

Gaza's Unseen Agony: The Struggle for Survival Beyond the Headlines

Published On: December 28, 2023 09:00 AM NPT By: Loknath Sangroula

In the intricate tapestry of our daily existence, life may be following for most of us a rhythmic dance, alternating between the comforting embrace of home and the dynamic energy of the workplace.

Unbridled Capitalism Heating Up Our Planet Earth

Published On: December 21, 2023 09:29 AM NPT By: Loknath Sangroula

The vital link between human activities and the environment underscores the need to recognize nature's intrinsic value for our survival. I would like to conclude this write-up with a Cree Indian proverb that succinctly captures this essence: "Only when the last tree is cut, the last fish caught, and the last stream poisoned will we realize we cannot eat money."

How Language Dehumanizes, Kills the Oppressed

Published On: December 13, 2023 08:45 AM NPT By: Loknath Sangroula

Moustafa Bayoumi, an American professor of Egyptian descent and an author of How Does It Feel To Be a Problem, wrote in 2018, "It is the peculiar fate of oppressed people everywhere that when they are killed, they are killed twice: first by bullet or bomb, and next by the language used to describe their deaths."

Henry Kissinger: A Guru of Modern Diplomacy or a War Criminal?

Published On: December 4, 2023 08:30 AM NPT By: Loknath Sangroula

A top adviser to the US president, on a fact-finding mission abroad, unexpectedly falls ill during a state dinner, attributed to exhaustion and an unfamiliar diet. To recover, his hosts take him to a secluded hillside villa, away from the city and prying press. After a couple of days, he reappears, fully recovered, and resumes his travel plans.

With Prasain's Campaign, Nepal's Political Landscape Heats Up

Published On: November 29, 2023 08:30 AM NPT By: Loknath Sangroula

In his trademark rustic style, Prasain has struck a chord with the suffering masses, bringing these issues to the forefront―a matter that has become a persistent thorn in the government's throat.

Gaza Endures a Slow-Paced Genocide Unfolding

Published On: November 21, 2023 09:00 AM NPT By: Loknath Sangroula

For the first time in the annals of the Harvard University library, students gathered on its hallowed steps not merely as scholars but as compassionate souls bound by a common purpose. With a sense of deep empathy, they carefully etched the names of those who tragically perished in the indiscriminate bombing of the Gaza Strip by Israel onto a long canvas that now bore the weight of their collective memory.

Crisis in Gaza: The Western Hypocrisy and The Unfolding Tragedy

Published On: November 9, 2023 08:06 AM NPT By: Loknath Sangroula

The Israel-Palestine conflict has now extended into its fifth week, and as we witness these unfolding events it becomes strikingly evident that the Euro-American alliance posits itself as the lords of the world, striving to safeguard "civilization" against "barbarism."