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Bikram Vohra

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JASTA: An unwise move

Talk about dropping the ball. The US Congress and Senate seem to have thrown it out of the park regarding the issue of the overturn of the veto by President Obama on the 9/11 bill.

October 02, 2016

Is media frenzy manufacturing news?

When Janet Cooke wrote Jimmy’s World, a series of articles about a little Afro-American child who was a drug addict all of America cried and joined hands to help. Except there was no jimmy, it was something the reporter had cooked up?

September 27, 2016

JASTA veto is based on common sense

US President Barack Obama showed tremendous common sense when he vetoed the JASTA bill which would allow US citizens to sue Saudi Arabia for the 9/11 attacks.

September 26, 2016

Is there a final tendril of hope?

It would be seen as an ongoing comedy of errors if it wasn’t so tragic. The destruction of a Red Crescent aid convoy under the umbrella of the UN of which both Russia and the US are Security Council members with veto powers makes a mockery of the whole international edifice.

September 22, 2016

Not a ‘healthy’ trend

Was it the dirty tricks department or simply a clever political ploy? You choose.
Donald Trump’s timing of his medical reports and showing them in dramatic fashion to celebrity TV expert Mehmut Oz was clearly designed to put the spotlight back on Hillary Clinton’s state of health.

September 19, 2016

Moscow must read the writing on the wall

While Russia and the US may have different viewpoints about the continuance of Assad as the Syrian president, this issue should not come in the way of the blocked aid caravans that are so badly needed to offer succor to over 300,000 civilians without food and water in the Aleppo region.

September 18, 2016

A rallying call for poverty eradication

Economic growth is not enough to save those threatened daily with starvation.

September 16, 2016

7 days in September

After five long years, the option of peace is being exercised in Syria.

September 14, 2016

Time to debunk mobile phone industry

I am absolutely convinced that the mobile phone industry has us reduced to being victims of a conspiracy.

September 12, 2016

It’s a world of walls, go into the brick business

Go into the brick business. That’s where the money is. Building walls is the new industry and it will need millions of bricks.

September 11, 2016