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Rohingya repatriation

Bangladesh and Myanmar have agreed to resolve the Rohingya crisis in the foreseeable future. Bangladesh's initiative is understandable but Myanmar has given in undoubtedly under international pressure. Dhaka has declared that the process…

Bonhomie with Israel

Relations between India and Israel improved significantly during Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to Delhi. A Raj Kapoor song cemented the alliance. The main advance took place with bilateral talks clearing the air about…

Is CGI sheet distribution a scam?

The MLA Local Area Development Scheme (MLALADS) has long been a subject of controversy. A detailed analysis of how Rs two crore per year is spent by each MLA will reveal numerous flaws and perhaps even mala-fide spending on CGI sheets and…

Karnataka elections

Karnataka is a major growth centre in India. But the coming assembly elections in the state throw up many problems of a different nature. The issues seem to be who is Hindu, who is anti-national, who is anti-Kannada or terrorist. Communal…

 Revolt against judicial tyranny!   

  The judiciary is where citizens turn to for justice and the Supreme Court is the last court of appeal. But on Friday, in an unprecedented move and in what can be termed as a judicial tsunami four Supreme Court judges came out in the open…

US  relents

After US President Donald Trump’s tweet slamming Pakistan for encouraging terrorism, the US has relented somewhat hoping that Pakistan will demonstrate its willingness to confront aggressively all terror groups which operate from its soil.…

Congress does a disservice to Indira’s legacy

Patricia Mukhim The fate of the Indian National Congress (INC) today must make Indira Gandhi turn in her grave. I was listening to a conversation between learned people at Delhi’s India International Centre and their view is that Indira…

Raje against Padmavat

The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has finally cleared Padmavat directed by Sanjay Leela Bansali subject to a few modifications. The film is slated for release on January 25. The Rajasthan government has however decided not to…

Of political monologues

Democracy is a much misunderstood and misconstrued form of government. The road to democracy is paved with good intentions but the pressure on political parties to win elections pushes them to take shortcuts that even they don’t believe…