DOES AAP HAVE A VISION

It is fifteen months since the Aam Aadmi Party triumphantly crushed all contenders to near oblivion in Delhi in 2015 taking the throne of Rajdhani city. It is nearing four years since AAP came on the political stage with all guns blazing. It is hoping to take over the messy politics of Punjab next year. Yet, apart from ‘clean’ administration, AAP does not seem to be offering any political vision. Is that enough in politics? More…

A SHOCKED WORLD WILL CARRY ON WITHOUT THE BRITS

Britain has been a champion of democracy and much as its leadership and rest of the world want the majority vote of Thursday to be reversed, Britain more than any other country is bound to abide by it. The majority, seduced by false promises, have voted to come out of European Union. The shockwaves have already begun with the pound sliding, the markets losing 2 Trillion dollars and political hangings taking place in Britain. The PM has quit. More…

MODI TURNS WORLD INTO YOGASTAN FOR A DAY

Leading International Yoga Day in Chandigarh, Punjab, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has persuaded the people across all countries to sit cross legged quietly and do a bit of Yoga. This is the second United Nations adopted International Yoga Day. It was first celebrated in 2015. Even conservative Islamic countries such as Qatar who see Yoga with suspicion permitted many Muslims to practice Yoga. Some Muslims see Yoga as another religion, but attitudes are changing. More…

BREXIT’S UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES, MUTINY IN THE COMMONWEALTH

There is a bit of the lost Empire in the Brexit campaign. It smells of gung-ho nostalgia of the days when Britain called the shots around the globe and enjoyed power to order the world. Times have changed. The world has become wiser to Britain’s machinations. The very countries outside Europe that Britain once ruled, are now far too powerful and rich to bother about Britain. If Britain still has respect it is because it has coopted power from two big blocks, Europe and North America and a permanent seat at the UN. Without these props, its first challenge will be from the commonwealth, the club of ex colonial members who the Brexit group are much fond of quoting as Britain’s great hope of surviving without Europe. More…

Resurrecting the Caliphate

Whether Britain enters the war against ISIL or not, it is naïve to think the ISIS Caliphate won’t try a ‘terrorist’ attempt in UK. Not because they don’t like our lifestyles. They will do so because they seem to predict western reaction with greater accuracy than western analysts understand Al-Qaeda-ISIS gameplan. ISIS agenda of a Caliphate is strengthened if Britain also joins the war. More…

Corbyn May Have the Last Laugh in 2020

All those £3 Tories and the Telegraph who schemed on a ‘wicked’ plan to get Corbyn into leadership may regret their folly. Corbyn of course won on the back of a genuine Labour wave to steer back the party to its original mission. Contrary to the warnings of ‘New’ Labour, Corbyn is likely to confound e pundits and win the next elections. More…

Corbynitis

PR conscious Parliamentary Labour Party is in a bit of a shock. First having lost the election dismally despite carefully controlled portrayal of a ‘responsible’ party and now Labour’s antithesis of discipline, Jeremy Corbyn is on the verge of taking over the Labour leadership. Blair, Johnson, Campbell and a few others are warning anyone who might listen that the party faces oblivion if Corbyn gets in. More…

Osbornomics, Not Wallace, Is Miliband’s Problem

Not a poster boy for bacon sandwich! Miliband has promised us he won’t look for a job with glam models agency. But that is the least of his or Labour’s problems in the run up to the next elections. The British public has not always chosen Mr Handsome into office. Policies do matter. UK’s world status and UK’s economy are also decisive factors. If economic policies don’t inspire trust and credibility then looks and stature get a compensatory look in. More…

Modi, A Transformative Hope For India and South Asia

There is a dramatic change emerging in South Asia as Narendra Modi takes over the reigns of power in India. Sixty seven years after India’s first leader, Nehru started one of the largest social engineering pogroms causing tensions within and with neighbours; India is on the brink of binning it. The 2014 Indian election marks the end of secular liberal socialism in India and the beginning of a period yet to be defined in any clear terms, except perhaps ‘Indian pluralism’. More…

Ukraine, We Need a New Script

The ‘West’ is looking weak in Ukraine. So much that a Russian newspaper provocatively predicted Putin to be next leader of the ‘Free World’. Of all ironies! The West has in someway to blame itself for the dilemma it is in. It has failed to write itself a script adapted to a changed world. Repeatedly it starts a linear bellicose rhetoric with no graceful speech for a U turn. That will make the world unsafe. More…