BJP supporters celebrate party's victory in general elections held recently. File/Reuters
It’s dark at home. When he steps out, it’s darkness again. As he decides to walk on the darkness thickens. That’s the reality that makes up the lives of millions of Indians, who if given a chance would like to be unborn.
India’s Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s maiden budget is akin to a manifesto handed by politicians to voters ahead of an election — full of promises but no concrete plan on how those promises will be achieved (‘Indian budget to create a $5 trillion economy by ‘25’, July 6, Gulf Today). The budget boasts of creating
Narendra Modi is back again as premier. And we mustn’t grudge him for that because he has been elected and not selected, and by millions.
Theresa May never seemed to appreciate the importance of tempo in politics. She was not good at surprising, disrupting and confusing her opponents. Boris Johnson has learned from her mistakes.
What happens to a democracy when people stop talking to one another about what matters to them and the country? When people are afraid to speak their minds because they fear the personal blowback likely to come their way? Or worse,
The other day I saw a report of an airstrike hitting a medical facility in Idlib, killing a paramedic and an ambulance driver. Not a legitimate military target, but a medical facility. Then, shortly after, an airstrike hit again.