An apology tour

2015-11-29 03:06
While carmakers were displaying their latest ware at the Los Angeles Motor Show, VW America chief Michael Horn was busy apologizing to customers and dealers for the deceptive software used by VW to si...

Nothing sporting about heat strokes

2015-11-29 03:00
Always had a resistance to those who found romance in hot weather cricket. It had to do with a colleague of mine suffering a heat stroke in our school Colts XI of which I was the profoundly uncelebra...

Kazakhstan’s key role in Central Asia

2015-11-28 12:55
The current media spotlight on Kazakhstan highlights the strategic role that it is playing not only in Central Asia but also at the international level. But what is striking — and at times frustrating...

Putin’s Syrian roulette

2015-11-28 03:00
Two recent tragedies — the downing of a Russian civilian airliner over the Sinai Peninsula and the terrorist massacre in Paris two weeks later — seemed to give Russia and the West something to agree u...

The big lie

2015-11-28 03:00
Not since Joe McCarthy, the demagogue and bully who rose to political prominence in the early 1950s by blatantly distorting the truth, has there been a public figure like Donald Trump, the Republican...

Europe’s new challenges

2015-11-28 03:00
The terrorist attacks on Paris earlier this month have given rise to an explosion of nasty prejudice. According to one survey, anti-Muslim hate crimes quickly spiked 300 percent in Britain — the vast...

In the face of media firestorm

2015-11-28 03:00
Recently, I received a message on my mobile phone. It reads: “The Bihar results came out on the 8th of November. Since then not one award has been returned, there has been no controversy over any reli...

Eyeing the unbanked

2015-11-28 03:00
Financial regulators are generally known for taking a measured and cautious approach to change. But in the developed world, that reputation is being turned upside down. In some of the world’s poorest...

Historic foes facing jittery future

2015-11-27 03:00
Turkey's downing of a Russian war plane on the Syrian border risks inflicting significant damage on relations between Moscow and Ankara, even if they both have an interest in avoiding a permanent rupt...

Shooting the messenger in India

2015-11-27 03:00
In Bertolt Brecht’s poem Die Lösung (“The Solution”), written after the 1953 uprising in East Germany, a government functionary hands out bulletins informing the people that they have cost themselves...

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