A picture, they say, can trigger a chain of thoughts. True that. It was a photograph of my grandmother reading the morning newspaper. She is 93 years old and suffering from Alzheimer’s disease
On Sunday, Singapore bid a final goodbye to its founder and much-admired leader Lee Kuan Yew
The genius columnist Art Buchwald won a Pulitzer Prize for a compilation of his articles in a book called While Reagan Slept
Years of neglect and reinvigorating historical ties...PM Modi was on a mission the past week. The Indian Ocean rim is being seen as a region that has traditionally provided strategic economic and political opportunities but which have not been exploited to their full potential
By the end of this week, Prime Minister Modi would have visited Sri Lanka, Mauritius and Seychelles, notching up some more brownie points in the Love-Thy-Neighbour (including extended neighbourhood) trend
“The world is predicting that it’s India’s chance to fly,” said Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday. Actually, the world has been saying this for years, just that Indians did not believe it
On February 21, the world celebrated International Mother Language Day. The UNESCO in 1999 marked the day in recognition of the demonstration where East Pakistani students sacrificed their lives for recognition of their native language, Bangla as one of two national languages
I just choke on the term ‘cricket’ diplomacy when it comes to India and Pakistan. Seriously, you need to be in a stadium with Indian and Pakistani cricket fans during one such match to experience the animosity
It’s always hard for a party, which is on a winning spree to face the fact that the magic formula might not be working with the same effectiveness as before. In fact, the formula might be in need for alteration
Did President Obama really admonish us? We don’t take very kindly to any leader from the Western world telling us how to be. I mean, we know how to be
Nope, there was no ban. They came up with some convoluted statement to pull wool over the eyes of their permanent funders, read America, but Pakistan fooled only rosy-spectacled candle-walas into believing that they had actually banned the Jamaat-ud-Dawa.
Just weeks before Delhi elections, it is fascinating to see how the Aam Aadmi Party has resurrected itself from the ashes of defeat, suffered a mere seven months ago
Mosques across Europe have held prayers dedicated to Parisian victims of last week’s ghastly terror attacks
“Ye kya uthaaye kadam aur aa gayi manzil, Mazaa to tab hai ke paeron mein kuch thakaan rahey.”
As the year draws down, one can just hope it goes away in a whisper, not a bang.
Innocent children massacred in their classroom. It should wake up people of any country that their government and institutions have failed them
On December 13 we observed the 13th anniversary of the terror attack on the Indian Parliament, and reaffirmed our resolve to fight terrorism
The silence in the Pakistani media about Hafiz Saeed’s mammoth rally in Lahore under the Minar-e-Pakistan is almost deafening
He won us independence from colonial rule but the battle against untouchability has not been won. Sixty-six years after Mahatma Gandhi fell to an assassin’s bullet, one in four Indians admits to practicing untouchability in some form or the other
What a brilliant idea to invite US President Barack Obama to the Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi!