Monday, September 21, 2015



In 20th century, the term 'fascist' was first applied to a political movement combining ultra nationalism with hostility

Race problem stares EU in the face

As the polls open for the European parliament elections, most political parties are finding it a struggle to

Silence in different shapes

"Speech is great, but silence is greater. Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves"- Thomas Carlyle

Kolkata: Dimensions of the human spirit

MunshilLal was making the phuchkas faster than I could eat them. I tasted the fresh coriander and chilli

The untold history of US war crimes

The so-called war on terror that the US and its allies have waged for the past 18 years

Pakistan needs to reconcile with India for its economic growth

The majority of Pakistanis, irrespective of their political differences, voted for Imran Khan to make a New Pakistan,

How the 2019 election results will prove the title for BJP President Amit Shah

"An invincible determination can accomplish almost anything and in this lies the great distinction between great men and

When faith was many points of light

In these days of growing Islamist militancy, indeed majoritarian religious tendencies, in Bangladesh, it is rather easy to

A long record of personal failure

Many American presidents have blundered in the Middle East and the Persian Gulf, but Donald Trump's personal involvement

Is Modi moving Mamata Banerjee's cheese in Bengal?

Finally this week, the BJP got what it wanted in West Bengal. Kolkata exploded into a battlefield. In

Faruq Choudhury: the principles he lived by

The passing of Faruq Ahmed Choudhury is fresh reason for us to recall the generation driven by idealism

Iran set to lose its dangerous game

It should hardly come as a surprise that, the moment Iran's clerical regime finds itself under pressure at

Misleading the world on Palestine

Here's one for the books - not to mention for fans of Carlo Collodi's timeless 1883 children's novel,

All one has to be, is a normal decent human being

World peace, or peace on Earth, is the concept of an ideal state of happiness, freedom and peace

Optics keep changing, in our turbulent world!

Global optics have changed. So, has our world. And, so have we! I have this strange feeling that

Albania's night sky is red!

This morning I woke up to some disturbing news. It is the fragile Balkans again, where Albania, is

EU prepares to kneecap Cambodia over human rights

In February 2019, the European Union launched an 18-month process over whether or not to maintain Cambodia's preferential

Shades of global terror: Worsening scenario

Terrorism Worldwide has assumed horrific proportions. We have witnessed worsening acts of terror from 9/11 2001. After this

Development and growth of food processing industries

The era of food processing began about 2 million years ago when our distant ancestors put flame to

Why the joke is not on Modi but on his 'educated supporters'

To err is human and to forgive divine. Now, the art of revelling in inexactness has been fine-tuned

Trademark of honesty!

"Remark all these roughnesses, pimples, warts and everything asyou see me; otherwise. I will neverpay a farthing

Present state of Indian steel industry

Indian steel industry has made a name of its own. It is since the beginning of our post

A short tour of Kolkata: Reminiscence of the past

After a grueling five weeks of Medical Mission my wife Dr Anjana's knee joint replacement surgery and rehab

Indian foreign policy after the election

One of three possible outcomes will likely eventuate by the time the upcoming Indian election reaches its end.

US' power is inherently not only false, but dangerous

The language coming from the Trump administration is that of straight-up regime change. Senator Marco Rubio is crafting

'Crispr babies' versus 'bubble boy'

The news that scientists may have finally used gene therapy to cure the "bubble boy" immune disorder, SCID-X1,

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