Monday 22 May, 2017

Under Trump, a presidency declines, step by remorseless step

By Ashok Easwaran As the US constitution was being drafted in utmost secrecy in 1787, an anxious citizen asked Benjamin Franklin, one of the founding fathers, “Well, doctor, what have we got — a republic or a monarchy?” Without [...]

Trump’s merit-based immigration proposal could benefit Indians

By Arul Louis New York, March 1 (IANS) US President Donald Trump’s proposal for a merit-based immigration system has the potential to benefit Indians, a large number of whom have high levels of education and skills. But this will ultimately [...]

Donald Trump, riven by rage and petulance, invokes despair

By Ashok Easwaran If innocent souls had nurtured a sliver of hope that the evolution from campaigning to governing would even marginally transform President Donald Trump, his inaugural speech would have been the unequivocal denouement. If Trump’s [...]

Demonetization: 50mn livelihoods at risk as tourists stay away

By robinn –, CC BY-SA 2.0, By Mukta Patil Anjuna (Goa) Raju Lakhani’s beachside restaurant here at this popular tourist strip [...]

Will anti-Trump immigrant wave prove strong enough for Hillary?

By Nishant Arora San Francisco, Nov 8 (IANS) As the world keenly awaits the results of the US election, the hatred among immigrants for Donald Trump is almost at its zenith and the message is loud and clear: the immigrant population is voting [...]

America poised to make history in cliff-hanger

BY ARUN KUMAR Washington, Nov 7 (IANS) America is poised to make history Tuesday as it elects either its first woman President or a rank establishment outsider who has roiled the American political system in what has turned out to be a nail-biting [...]

Trump’s last stand: Whine, women and roast!

By Arun Kumar Washington, Oct 22 (IANS) Win or lose. Donald Trump may or may not be able to “Make America Great Again”. But one thing is sure, American politics will never be the same — and so much fun — again! The Republican [...]

Does Bob Dylan deserve the Nobel Prize for Literature?

By Vikas Datta Choosing Bob Dylan as the recipient of this year’s Nobel Prize for Literature was unprecedented in the award’s over-a-century-long history. While the Swedish Academy’s decision to select a songwriter, instead [...]

US presidential debate: Trump gets personal, Hillary held debating edge with facts

New York, Sep 27 (IANS) US presidential contenders, Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump, sparred for 90 minutes at the Hofstra University auditorium in New York state in the first of their three presidential debates with pollsters [...]

Memories of August 15, 1947, First Independence Day of India

BY BAL K. GUPTA On August 15, 1947, British rulers partitioned India into two separate countries:India and Pakistan. (In 1971, East Pakistan became an independent country, Bangladesh) These partitions were based on religion, with the intent [...]