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Permanent interests – The statesman

A raging bull is an apt characterization of today's China, which spends much of its energy on bullying its neighbors. Sharing geographic borders with China and its client states, some of which, like Pakistan, openly support…

Why we need a caste census

I write this in the context of the affidavit submitted by the Union government on September 23 to the Supreme Court indicating that the caste census in 2021 would not be "feasible". This excuse blocks the collective demand across India…

Rhetoric does not earn votes

Slander and rhetoric don't earn votes, or even political brownie points for that matter. The sooner the Telangana opposition parties realize this harsh reality, the better for them. In recent times, especially after the changing of the…

Athens and Istanbul can do their part

During one of the deepest dips in bilateral relations in the fall of 1999 after the arrest of Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan, Greece and Turkey went from a situation on the brink of war to a rapprochement, led by their foreign…

We must condemn community rhetoric

I'm not a hypocrite, and I don't want to be naive either, but how do you see Yogi Adityanath's constant taunts towards Muslims? It makes me squirm.More importantly, it upsets me because I can hear echoes of Germany in the 1930s, South…

Constituent responds to Zeldin newsletter

For the publisher: This is an open letter to Rep Lee Zeldin in response to his May Monthly Recap Newsletter. Dear Mr. Zeldin: It is a tragedy that you and your 115 colleagues have remained silent every time your "boss" spat hateful and…

How bad was a president?

Donald Trump was a terrible president. I don't see why his followers think he's anything but repulsive as a human: a greedy con artist playing the race card all day, dividing himself to conquer. Trump's wall is a nasty symbol of human…

Pandemic of ‘war’ rhetoric

`` Madagascar '' may seem like a harmless children's film about Alex, the lion - the star of the Central Park Zoo in New York, and his friends Marty - the zebra, Melman - the giraffe and Gloria - the hippo, who escape the captivity of…