Duelling Citizenships: Fate of Western ISIS Captives Uncertain as Crisis Looms

Thursday, September 5, 2019

‘Everyone has the right to a nationality. No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his nationality, nor denied die right to change his nationality.’ – Article 15 of…

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Game of Combs: Is Boris the New ‘Mad King’

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

“Lannister, Targaryen, Baratheon, Stark, Tyrell they’re all just spokes on a wheel. This ones on top, then that ones on top and on and on it spins crushing…

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Delayed Gratification or ‘Brexit Interruptus’?

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Today marks an inflection point in the graph of global politics: As elections begin in India, the EU has just agreed to give the UK until October 31st…

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US Intelligence Knew of Khashoggi Plot

Sunday, October 14, 2018

‘Are you kidding? I don’t trust them one bit,’ – Washington Post Contributor Jamal Khashoggi on the Saudi’s invitation to visit the Kingdom The Washington Post reported on…

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USA: Fissures in the Edifice of Justice

Sunday, October 14, 2018

ECHOS OF ANITA HILL   “A quarter of a century after Dr. Anita Hill was made to seem crazy, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford is credible – BUT WRONG!…

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Is Majerhat a Sign of Things to Come?

Friday, September 7, 2018

It was a tragedy waiting to happen – a least that’s what the West Bengal state government’s own engineering and consultancy agency RiTES had warned the state in…

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In Memoriam: The Fourth Estate

Thursday, August 9, 2018

“The 20th century has been characterized by three developments of great political importance: the growth of democracy, the growth of corporate power, and the growth of corporate propaganda…

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Earth Day: Burning Garbage Clouds Green Agenda

Sunday, April 22, 2018

“On the occasion of Earth Day, let us pledge to keep our environment clean.” – Mamata Banerjee, April 22nd, 2018 As Bengal’s Transport Department aims for zero-emission public…

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GES Hyderabad: Women First, Prosperity for All?

Friday, December 1, 2017

“The theme, ‘Women First, Prosperity For All’ makes this edition of GES stand out. In Indian mythology, women are an incarnation of Shakti- the Goddess of power. We…

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All the President’s (offshore) Men

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

   “Finally, our plan will bring back trillions of dollars from offshore … that will come pouring back into our country that will be put to work and…

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Short Story Master Wins Booker for Debut Novel

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

“In the US we’re hearing a lot about the need to protect culture. Well this tonight is culture, it is international culture, it is compassionate culture, it is…

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‘Pandal-monium’ Epitomizes Durga Puja 2017

Saturday, September 30, 2017

“…after seeing Ma Durga dressed in a million dollar golden sari, housed in Buckingham palace, one might wonder if modern editing of the sacred Devi Mahimya Purana isn’t…

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Statues, History and Rationality

Saturday, September 2, 2017

“Tolerance implies no lack of commitment to one’s own beliefs. Rather it condemns the oppression or persecution of others.”– John F. Kennedy SB VEDA Charlottesville and the aftermath…

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Karma Bites Donald Trump of Yoga

Monday, May 8, 2017

“Lady Gaga listens to me. Her mantra is only one word — Bikram — because Bikram makes her what she is today.” – Bikram Chowdhury SB Veda Recently, Vanity…

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TRUMP STUNS WORLD! USA REMAINS DIVIDED

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

“While traditional advice to Presidents Elect is to be mindful that one has been elected the leader of all of the nation – not just the constituency from…

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