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Erdogan Consolidates His Grip

| July 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

But Turkey’s downslide on scale of democratic freedoms and human rights is too palpable to be missed. Turkish strongman Recep Teyyip Erdogan has emerged even more strong from the June 24 Presidential election. The over 52% votes which he received against several rivals are likely to embolden him to assume wider powers in months ahead […]

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Some Change in Karnataka

| June 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Karnataka elections having delivered a hung mandate, a Janata Dal Secular-Congress coalition has stepped into the saddle of governance. On a day (May 15) when the Congress and the JDS had lost all hopes of stopping the BJP in its tracks, the fortunes took a serendipitous turn for the JDS party and its leader Mr. […]

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Karnataka Poll Scene

| March 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Karnataka will be going to the polls within the next two months. Given the pattern of alternation of power between parties, it is difficult to hazard a guess if the ruling party will be able to buck the trend in the state notwithstanding its excellent performance during the last five years. It is after several […]

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The Jar of Life

The Jar of Life

| February 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

It is up to oneself as to how he uses the time of life gifted to him. It was Prof. Suleiman’s period. While entering the room, he threw a glance across the students and said, “Today I’ll be imparting an important lesson of life to all of you.” He had carried a large glass jar […]

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Reckless and Unjust

| January 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

American President Donald Trump has characteristically stirred the hornet’s nest by deciding to move the embassy of the United States to Jerusalem in gross violation of the UN Security Council’s resolution 478. The Council had held “null and void” the Israeli Parliament’s 1980 bill declaring “Jerusalem, complete and united is the capital of Israel”. The […]

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BJP’s Invincibility Challenged

| January 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

The only silver lining from the recently concluded elections for the two Assemblies is that the BJP’s numbers have dwindled in Gujarat, a state known as the laboratory for the right wing ideas. The outcome in Himachal Pradesh is much on predictable lines. The BJP had bragged about raising its score to 150 in 182-member […]

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Towards Peace in Kashmir

| December 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Union Government’s initiative to reach out to the people in the Valley in Jammu & Kashmir yet again must be welcomed by all those who believe in negotiations being central to peaceful resolution of the contentious issue. It is hoped that the newly-appointed interlocutor Mr. Dineshwar Sharma will proceed with his new job by […]

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Showing the Way Forward

| November 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

President of India Mr. Ramnath Kovind has demonstrated true statesmanship by recognizing the role of Tipu Sultan in Indian history by fighting against the advancing British empire. He deserves appreciation for stating what appears unpalatable for the party that put him in the highest office of the land. Similarly, the retracing of steps by Yogi […]

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Deal Cautiously with Rohingya Issue

| October 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

The plight of Rohingyas has received international attention, with the junta in Myanmar going on a ‘kill, rape, burn and loot’ campaign in the Rakhine region. A huge number of Rohingya refugees have streamed across into impoverished Bangladesh, a nation itself in perpetual misery. The fresh onslaught of the Myanmar military is said to be […]

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New Equations in Karnataka

| September 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Karnataka will be facing Assembly elections in March-April next year. The BJP, currently on the back foot, will be using all the stratagems in its bag to grab power in this southern state, having tasted it earlier. The party is not in pink of its health, thanks largely to internal schisms owing to confrontation between […]

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