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Bikram Vohra

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Duterte creates odd impasse with Obama

Diplomacy is the art of saying nice doggie till you find a stone. The Philippines’ President not only threw the parameters of the art into the river but dropped a boulder.

September 08, 2016

The Syrian setback

Four simultaneous car bomb and suicide attacks by Daesh in the regime-controlled territory in Syria — also patrolled by Kurds — is a major setback.

September 06, 2016

Trumpism on the rise

The statue of liberty may not weep because she is used to the wretched and the poor slinking past her but the 11 million undocumented illegals, mostly from across the border — Mexico — watched their hopes of a stay (in more ways than one) shot down by presidential hopeful Donald Trump.

September 04, 2016

Flying high with the newlyweds

Airline passengers with little babies are nothing compared to newlyweds.

September 01, 2016

Move army camps out of cities

One of the major problems in the world today is the glut of news and the shutting down of the human synapses so that nothing sticks.

August 31, 2016

Ankara’s many fronts of attrition

If there was a true trouble spot on the globe, one would have to say it is the Turkish-Syrian border and the frequent assaults on the Turkish people.

August 28, 2016

The ‘outsider menace’

When it comes to immigration, it is amazing how the individual perception differs from the “mob mentality” stirred by media frenzy.

August 27, 2016

Indo-Pak peace dangerously elusive

The UN panel confirmation of six of the nine addresses for underworld don Dawood Ibrahim in Pakistan is another bone of contention in a growing list of disagreements. In itself it is neither a mandate for extradition nor does it have any executive authority.

August 25, 2016

Discrimination in the name of integration

Rose Hamid could have been no more pacifist than handing out pens at a Republican rally in Washington DC. Inscribed was the word “Salam” meaning peace. Not exactly an act of hostility.

August 21, 2016

Peace is a bleeding dove

Every nation that was once under a colonial yoke celebrates its day of independence with fervor and a sense of hope in that it promises a brighter future, a stronger economy, a rainbow in the sky.

August 16, 2016