Great Re-Immersion in India

Vinita Gupta-   On a recent trip to India to immerse my mother’s ashes, and then to politically charged Kashmir, I was immersed in the religiosity and politics that I had left behind 46 years ago. On the 27th of February, we landed in  Allahabad’s Kumbh Mela, on the banks of the Ganges, a massive […]

Mueller’s Russia report will shape US politics’ future

 Arul Louis(IANS)- Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who delved into the murky depths of the 2016 election looking for links between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia, has completed his probe and a tense nation awaits his findings that will profoundly affect the future of US politics. Mueller submitted his report on Friday evening to Attorney […]

Pride and Prejudice

Partha Chakraborty –   It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single step in hateful haste can bring ruins to millions.   Robert Sapolsky is a wild man. At 21, wanting adventure “like a late-adolescent male primate”, he traveled repeatedly to distant lands as vicious wars were being fought. A MacArthur Genius grant winner, […]

Masood Azhar and China veto: What Modi can do now

 Jayanta Ghosal (IANS)-   Masood Azhar is a dangerous name. A global terrorist of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JEM) under United Nations Resolution 1267. The proposal to list Azhar was initiated by the US and the UK among other members of the UN Security Council. But China has once again disturbed the whole process, making it the fourth […]

Twelfth Address to the Indian Nation

Justice Markandey Katju –   The forthcoming Indian Parliamentary elections and India’s future Indians.   The dates of the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections have been announced (in 7 phases from 11th April to 19th May), so I may comment on this. There are various poll predictions, but in my opinion, whatever be the outcome it will […]

Gokhale, Pompeo discuss ‘urgency’ of Pakistan acting against terrorist groups

Arul Louis(IANS)   In the first high-level face-to-face India-US meeting after the Pulwama terrorist attack, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale discussed on Monday “the importance of bringing those responsible for the attack to justice and the urgency of Pakistan taking meaningful action against terrorist groups operating on its soil”, State […]