Category: World News

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We have a stake in Syria, yet we have done nothing

John McCain on Aleppo masacre – (December 22), in the Washington Post Light a candle instead of cursing the darkness (In the pic: Syrian army soldiers patrol the east Aleppo neighborhood of Tariq al-Bab on Dec. 3. (Hassan Ammar/Associated Press)...

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What is Aleppo in Syria? – Death in Aleppo

Shiv Visvanathan, in the Hindu, December 16/16 (Note: It is Christmas time. What will make good headlines are stories about Joseph and Mary walking the length and breadth of posh residential areas, knocking closed doors in vain, to find enough room...

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Trump’s hypocrisy is good for America

By Michael Gerson, Opinion writer November 28/16,  in Washinton Post (Note: Once upon a time we thought and believed that “hypocrisy” was a deadly vice to be fought tooth and nail. What else do these words of Jesus mean: “You hypocrites, white washed sepulchers” and...

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Digesting the Trump win

November 21, 2016,  Santosh Desai in Times of  India (Note: The whole world is asking questions to unravel the riddle of Trump win. None has come up with convincing answers. The hitherto presumed consensus on what the world should like and...

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Is the American system showing signs of fatigue?

  Endy Bayuni  in the Statesman, Kolkatta,November 19, 2016 Authoritarian regimes and dictators around the world must feel vindicated by the just concluded presidential race in the United States, the one-time champion of liberal democracy that had the habit of...

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Us Catholic Review – Solidarity Now

The Editors, in America, the National Catholic Review,9/11/16 Students embrace each other in the early morning hours of Nov. 9 during a demonstration at San Francisco State University in San Francisco following the election of Donald Trump as president of...

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Short arc that led to Donald Trump

NEELANJAN SIRCAR in The Hindu, 12/11/2016 – AP "Mr. Trump’s mandate is to ‘take back’ American institutions, and, as a populist, he is expected to do it. There is little incentive for him to moderate his position now." (Editorial Note: The...

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You Don’t Do God Alone

Ultimate realities, where to seek? Bill McGarvey, in America national Catholic Review, Oct 12 2016 (In the pic: Paul at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting). (Note: Why are people leaving religions, gurus, swamijis, godmen, mullas, muftis, priests, pontiffs, nay even god and proclaim:...

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​Islam, ours and theirs

By Javed Anand | Published: in Indiuan Express,October 20, 2016 SC stand on triple talaq remains to be seen. But male monopoly over reading of Islam is under serious challenge.Supreme Court of India (Note: Again it is: Tripple talq, and the view is...

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Thank You, Donald Trump

By SUSAN CHIRAOCT, in New York Times, 21/10/16 2016 (In the pic: Protesters outside of Trump Tower in New York on Wednesday. Credit Kena Betancur/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images) (Note:The presidential candidate Trump went abysmally low — too emotional, impulsive and unqualified...