Saturday March 25, 2023
S Qaisar Shareef
S Qaisar Shareef

  • March 01, 2023

    Double standard?

    On January 24, Twitter took down links to a two-part BBC documentary titled ‘India: the Modi Question’, at the behest of the Indian government....

  • February 15, 2023

    Fraught relationship

    On February 1, a very large balloon was spotted over the US state of Montana; the balloon was determined to have originated in China. Why exactly...

  • February 01, 2023

    American allure

    In 2022 the population of China declined for the first time in decades. It is now estimated that India may have surpassed China, becoming the most...

  • January 17, 2023

    Ethics and politics

    Last August, the FBI raided former US president Donald Trump's resort home in Florida. They searched for and confiscated a large number of...

  • January 04, 2023

    Global order upended

    Over the past several decades there have been a few years that really stand out for having an impact that resonates for many years to come. One such...

  • December 22, 2022

    Unintended consequences

    The dust has settled on the American midterm elections. It was widely expected the Republican Party would make major gains, as has been typical of...

  • December 22, 2021

    Minority rule

    In the last nine elections for the president of the United States stretching across 30+ years, the Republican Party candidate has only twice been...

  • December 08, 2021

    Backsliding democracy

    International IDEA, a European think tank which tracks progress of democracies across the world, has in its recently released report assessed the US...

  • November 24, 2021

    Biden’s ten months

    The US political scene continues to be rife with acrimony, and negativity. Discussion in the political press these days is mostly focused on how...

  • November 10, 2021

    Political circus

    In early November a handful of states, among them Virginia and New Jersey, conducted elections for governor and other key positions. Both these...