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A dialogue on Iraq

It was 2003 when President George W.Bush declared a war on the Saddam Hussein led Iraq. The war from the beginning to almost a decade was a major mess due to the intransigence of the American regarding the Arab culture. However one of the main objectives of the President Obama in his first term was […]

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Why democracy will never work in the Arab world ?

The past few days have been a harrowing experience for democracy in the Arab world. Egypt one of the most populous Arab countries in the Middle East just had a second Tahrir square revolution. This time it was a coup d’etat when the first democratically elected government of Egypt was overthrown by an ambitious Egyptian […]

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Politics

Rise of Naxalism

Due to the IPL fracas, the news organizations in India have shown a certain laxity in the coverage of the Naxal attack on politicians in the Indian state of Chattisgarh. It is a dastardly attack, no doubts on that. But the event offers certain lessons the corruption laced Indian polity needs to remember. Development and […]

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Economy Politics

Air India: An epitaph or a renascence?

Last year in the month of July, yours truly had planned a trip to India from Canada, on our national carrier- Air India. I had planned the trip well in advance and I was overjoyed at obtaining a good price for my ticket during this busy season. Barely days after I had booked the flight, […]

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Politics

Indian woman: Goddess, Mother, Rape victim

In the beginning of this year, the horrifying tale of Amanat or Nirbhaya or the nameless girl (who was brutally raped by sex starved dastards) became a staple diet for media outlets all over the world. Since then, the news regarding women from India has never been the same. Check out this damning Kindle single: […]

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Politics

Modi and the idea of India from an NRI

These days, Narendra Modi, the current chief minister of the Indian state of Gujarat is much in news. The main opposition party of India has virtually endorsed him as their choice for the important post of Indian prime minister. In a parliamentary democracy, this position is of utmost importance. Barring two terms by the incumbent, […]

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Politics

I am my Brother’s Keeper: A Dialogue about South Asian politics

” I’m talking about a moral deficit. I’m talking about an empathy deficit. I’m taking about an inability to recognize ourselves in one another; to understand that we are our brother’s keeper; we are our sister’s keeper; ……. we are all tied together in a single garment of destiny” President-elect Barack Obama Its after a […]

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Hope Politics

The Assiduous Power of Belief

“….Mr Obama I am waiting for 2008. Maybe in this Age of Aquarius you are our man for the job!!” Tenny on March 31, 2007 (Barack Obama and the Law of Infinite Growth and Hope) Seriously speaking, I don’t like self-praise or acclaim when I start this post with a quote of mine. But watching President-elect […]

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Politics

I am a Hindu Christian!

“Not until we see the richness of the Hindu mind and its essential spirituality can we understand India” Lyn Yutang Couple of days ago, on Diwali, I had a great time with my friends. For the first time in my life, I went for a Diwali party with my friends. It was at the house […]

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Politics

The Wall

Ever since I came across the article that said that the American administration in Iraq is building a wall to separate the various factions in the Anbar province, the various ‘walls’ that have sprung up in the world before came into my notice..Well before this banter gets off…Wikipedia tells that a wall is a ‘………is […]