Samudra Editorial

 

Why do Singaporeans care about elections?
Since independence, the People’s Action Party (PAP) has won every election by a landslide. Nonetheless, Singaporeans place significant importance on their elections. What do Singaporeans get out of an election whose results never seem to change? Suraendher Kumarr, Contributor, The Netherlands The three presidential hopefuls (from L-R): Farid Khan, Salleh ...
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भारत में भाषाई विभाजन की दुविधा — The problem of linguistic divide in India
‘एकता में अनेकता, भारत की विशेषता’ ‘Unity in diversity, India’s specialty’ Dhwani Goel, Contributor, The Netherlands Featured Image Source इस सिद्धांत में विश्वास रखने वाला देश दरअसल बहुत आधारों पर विभाजित है| इनमें से एक है भाषाओं की विविधता| भारत में अनगिनत भाषाएं है जिनमें से हिंदी भाषा सबसे प्रचलित ...
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Cartoon: Mr. Antelope and a reckless Salman Khan
Salman Khan is an Indian actor in Bollywood who often plays the muscular male protagonist, for example, in the 2011 movie Bodyguard.1 Sometimes, he may seem to take his roles a bit too seriously when, in 1998, Khan illegally shot two Blackbuck Antelope in Rajasthan.2 Although convicted and sentenced to ...
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What Happened to the ‘smiling’ face of Indonesian Islam?
Indonesian Islam has often been described as having a ‘smiling face’. However, in the last two decades, scholars have argued for a ‘conservative turn’ – how Indonesian Islam twisted its smile into a grumpy look. The abruptness of this change seems suspicious: could it be that some murky forces are ...
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