Category: World News

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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...

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Clinton gets under Trump’s skin in debate

US Election Debate Takeaways: By AP. Published: 27th September 2016   Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton gestures as she appears on stage with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump during the presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., Monday, Sept. 26, 2016....

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New York Times Endorses Hillary Clinton for President

By THE EDITORIAL BOARD, IN NEW YORK TIMES, SEPT. 24, 2016 CreditChang W. Lee/The New York Times,Our endorsement is rooted in respect for her intellect, experience and courage. (Note:  Comparisons are odious. Yet New York Times says, “this is not a...

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Hillary needs a slogan to sum up what she stands for

UK Guardian view on the US presidential debate:  Editorial  in the  Guardian, UK, 22 September 2016 Monday’s television debate will be watched by 100 million Americans. The Democratic candidate should seize a chance to show she is motivated by the...

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US polls: Gap narrowing

Sep 12, 2016, Editorial in Asian Age (Note: Donald  Trump, treated as joke of Republican party’s presidential candidate, seems to be narrowing  in the gap and may even overtake Clinton by the time voting is due. That will make many...

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Poverty Elimination first!

Make action on poverty, a national priority – NCR Editorial Staff , Sep. 7, 2016 In the pic: A person sleeps on a sidewalk in New York City Aug. 11, 2015. (CNS/Justin Lane, EPA) (Note: “He has sent me to preach the good news...

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Little Hope In An Unequal World

By Ajay Ghosh, Editorial, in Universal News Nerwork, Aug.29/ 16 (Note:  The  title itself is self evident. The world has been so all the time. Inequality among humans – in social, cultural,  religious,  economic and political domains — has brought only misery,...

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The burkini debate: What or what not to wear

By Tina Beattie, in The Tablet UK, Sept.1, 2016. The row over burkinis is a reminder not only of the attitude of Islam to women’s bodies but also of the presumptions about the female form in Christianity, Judaism and secular society....