With the long-drawn polling exercise coming to a close, all eyes are now focused on the counting of votes and of course on who will be in the hot seat. While most of the exit polls indicate a clear majority for Modi’s alliance, and even if they come true, it is still left to be seen if the BJP can summon
This refers to the report ‘Modi will return to power in a big way, exit polls indicate,” May 20, Gulf Today). There have already been speculations over the results of several exit polls, conducted mainly by the leading news channels in India. It seems the outcome of the so called polls gives a sigh of relief to the BJP-led NDA alliance,
The UAE is a perfect model of tolerance and one of the most tolerant countries in the region. It is an ideal example that highlights the essence of the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development in toto (“Tolerance and coexistence are characteristics of UAE: Nahyan,” May 21, Gulf Today).
It is always difficult to make any decision in a country where the leader has no support from his or her own people (“May’s push for a fourth vote won’t save her for long,” May 17, Gulf Today). It is testing time for Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Theresa May as she is struggling with support from house members.
Violence still continues to haunt Sri Lanka though it has been a decade since the Lankan army defeated the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. The defeat of the LTTE ended a violent chapter in the history of the island nation, but the wounds of the past seem to be opening once again for us (“Ten years on, Lanka still in hunt for peace,” May 16, Gulf Today).
I fully agree with the author that Modi and his government’s machinery have contributed substantially to the cause of opposition unity, though unintentionally in this case (“Opposition unites to fight EC’s Bengal decision,” May 17, Gulf Today). But the situation has been no different is the earlier phases of campaigning.
The starting para of the column is so sorrowful - it paints such a bleak picture of a common Indian citizen that one questions existence itself - the existence of a God. Of course, with the reverence of the cow, God is a public debacle and religion is a word I have come to hate, I wish it weren’t ever invented.
There is an amusing saying about failure — ‘they have hit rock bottom and started digging’ suggesting things can’t get any worse and yet we see many examples of the levels to which some people can sink. In this area we have many inspiring examples, sports people who don’t understand that drugs
Despite strong legislations, India still grapples with the malaise of counterfeit medicines being sold in the open market and online. In fact I recently came across a report which said that about 20 per cent of the drugs manufactured in India are adulterated. It is an unhealthy prognosis but apart from that India
In the modern world of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and many other apps that I also don’t use there seems to be an increasing number of people insulting each other, often anonymously. An insult, even just one word can cause so much damage. Most insults are intentional although perhaps perversely
Might is right, it is today’s world. It seems that there is no one superpower in the world anymore to make major decisions (“N.Korea’s Kim orders stronger strike power; US seizes cargo ship,” May 9, Gulf Today). It is really dangerous and shocking news that the leader of North Korea ordered its military to boost its strike capability