Three beautiful women have rocked the world of the British royal family in the past century and more. There are certainly parallels between Wallis Simpson, who married Edward VII, and Princess Diana, who married future King Prince Charles. The third is Hollywood star Meghan Marke[...]
When farmers engaged in the ongoing agitation around Delhi and their supporters passionately recite Sahir Ludhianvi, one realises that the man who modestly called himself pal-do pal ka shayar lives on. He remains relevant, a century after his birth (March 8, 1921) and four decade[...]
When Nepal’s embattled Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli and some of his communist colleagues performed the unusual duty of praying at the historic Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu, they received no enlightenment as to how to resolve the political crisis, mainly of their own making. Perh[...]
Pakistan’s entertainment industry, going by media reports, is increasingly conscious that political relations with India are unlikely to improve anytime soon, lengthening any prospects of collaborating with Bollywood. It’s a case of ‘Bollywood door ast’ (Bollywood is far away). Expect[...]
Tuhin Kanti Ghosh, president of the Indian Newspaper Society (1987-88) and Chairman of UNI (1984-86), passed away at his south Calcutta home on Wednesday. He was 73. Well known in print media circles, he had taken an active role in joining the Indian media to oppose the Rajiv Gandhi g[...]
The way Pakistan deals with militancy-related cases, their being investigated and tried by its judiciary has striking similarities. There are huge delays, when concerned officials and judges are changed. No conclusive evidence emerges in most cases that could lead to a definitive cour[...]
What happens when a nation’s parliament is dissolved despite the government enjoying huge majority, when the ruling party splits and the prime minister is expelled? And what surmise can one draw from an avowed communist like the “caretaker” prime minister K P Sharma Oli, visits Pashup[...]
Speculation is rife in Pakistan that ‘selection’ – as the opposition parties have been alleging – of Imran Khan to rule after the 2018 elections was an attempt by the country’s military-civil ‘establishment’ to repeat what was executed, with disastrous results, in Bangladesh back in 2[...]
An interesting Whatsapp message doing the rounds“ Americans recently found out that it’s much easier for them to change presidents in other countries than they can do in their own country.” From whatever the source of  this post, the message is that  the largest democracy India was ke[...]
It is sad that when India is poised to fight back Covid-19 pandemic with the help of a vaccine it has produced in collaboration with the British, it will not be hosting British Prime Minister Boris Johnson for this year’s Republic Day celebrations. The visit was not intended by either[...]