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UK CAUGHT IN BREXIT

What was once Great Britain is today confusion worst confounded; its vaunted democratic system of governance failing immensely in leading the present United Kingdom on the right path. Brexit, yes but how, is a serious question that has…

Between hope and desperation

The sighting of one body inside the Ksan mine on day 34 of the mine disaster has given the parents of the deceased some hope of retrieving the bodies of their loved ones. Realistically speaking it is not possible to have survived in an…

When the State Conspires Against Us

Patricia Mukhim This article appears on Day 35 of the mining tragedy at Ksan. The lack of compassion for the 15 miners was palpable from Day One. Arguments like this have been floating around – “Why did the miners choose to go down that…

POWER PLAY IN KARNATAKA

Six months ago, the Congress and the JDS came from out of nowhere and stole victory from the jaws of defeat in Karnataka and formed a post-poll alliance government. Its days seem numbered, as several legislators from the ruling side are…

Colonial laws come to haunt

When the Law of Sedition was drafted by Thomas Macaulay in 1833 it was intended to suppress dissent among Indians and to ensure that Indians as subjects of the British Crown did not show disloyalty towards the Empress of India who ruled…

US shutdown and more

United States under Donald Trump has gone into a tailspin. The nation is on the verge of a national Emergency, and democracy is under stress. The President is insisting on having his way and fulfilling his 2016 promise of erecting a 900km…

One month past the mining disaster

It was on December 13, 2018 that 15 miners were trapped inside a 300 ft shaft with horizontal crevices in what is defined as ‘rat hole mine’ because the horizontal holes from which coal is gouged out resemble holes burrowed by rats and…
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