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…