A couple of days back, the Managing Editor of the magazine I work for (henceforth author), wrote a column questioning the moral standings of his "secular friends”.
In the international arena, 2012 turned out to be quite happening even by its own standards. There was absolutely no continent that was left without upheaval or some exciting incident. However, nothing could beat the enthusiasm and trepidation of the US Presidential Elections.
It was sometime in 2009 that celebrated American journalist Gareth Porter sent me an image from Afghanistan where he had gone to do a story on the locals-NATO forces relationship.
Social Anthropologists have always debated the role of justice delivery system in the process of alienation of minorities in democratic societies.
If there is one expression that really states the present status of the famous Osian Cinefan then it is the Persian expression, Dair Ayad, Durust Ayad. Yes, after a painful gap of two years, this famous carnival of Indian, Asian and Arab Cinema is all set to sweep Delhi off its feet once again.
Muhammad Morsi is one lucky man. A year or so ago, he could have hardly believed that he would be sitting in the President Office in Cairo.
Tuesday night came as a bombshell. Well, not exactly unexpected but surely surprising.
The evening of April 30 in Washington DC was marked by an annual event that does not have many followers outside the US. The White House Correspondents' Dinner this year had host Jimmy Kimmel picking up on key administration and opposition figures.
Last few months have been really eventful in Burmese political landscape and has thrown a few questions to grapple with. The primary among them all is to identify and confirm whether the political changes that we are seeing are genuine or a massive PR exercise that has been pulled off.
Last week, while the world was debating usual topics of interest, something happened in Great Britain that as expected went largely unnoticed in India. The incident is being pegged as a political Tsunami in Britain and is being seen as a catalyst for the collapse of the old socio-political order.
Long before BRICS became talk of the world, or at least we thought it became, there was something called RIC.
Lot's been happening on the Afghanistan front that has escaped close scrutiny lately.
It is hilarious how Indian journalists act when something way beyond their talent and scope comes their way for coverage.
While the MFN status and the revival of Joint Ministerial Commission (JMC) between India and Pakistan indicate the countries are willing to move ahead, Afghanistan quagmire has the serious potential to undermine the gains.
I still remember the day it happened. In fact, everybody would. Each individual of the baby-boomer generation still remember what he or she was doing when President Kennedy was mortally shot. For my generation, 9/11 had the same effect. I was in class 11th, in Delhi, preparing for my Economics paper for the mid semester exams.