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New friendships are being made while old ones seem to be drifting away.
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President-elect Donald Trump is calling some shots even before he has formally taken over the Oval Office. His Twitter account has proved a handy tool for hijacking some of the policies of the lame-du...
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My peers from the colonies, be they of the Antipodes, the exotic Orient, West Indies or the subtly named Dark Continent, have spent most of their lives dreaming of a day when their beloved "mother country" implodes economically, socially, and politically. Just as they got to enjoy in the colonies during those pleasant few centuries under the Crown.
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International relations as a discipline has evolved quite a bit since its inception centuries ago, incorporating over the years various strands of political philosophy and thinking such as realism, liberalism, constructivism, Marxism and even feminism. Issues related to ethnicity, class, race, gender and now even sexuality are being talked about by scholars across regions. Strangely, however, people with disabilities are absent from this discourse.
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Barack Obama called for "collective introspection" in the Muslim community after the Paris attacks. He said that Muslims all over the world must ask "serious questions" on how extremist ideologies have taken root. A call for introspection and taking stock of a situation is a good thing, but by putting that responsibility squarely on the Muslim community, he has deepened the growing chasm of misunderstanding between Muslims and the rest of the world.
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There are sufficient reasons to believe that the repeated ceasefire violations from the Pakistani side are an outcome of the machinations of the Army and the ISI, with limited or no role of the civilian government. Responding only militarily to provocations engineered and orchestrated by the Pakistani army without diplomatic communications is self defeating.
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The thing that unites us into an Indian identity, among others, is our shared element of deep-seated religiousness whatever be its outward colour or form. Indians are religious people. Religiousness is in the Indian air. Religiousness as a part of our national consciousness provides, inter alia the unity of commonality underlying the supernatant diversity. That which divides is fanaticism of different varieties.
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Why do we really need this ceremony? What mature purpose does it serve? It doesn't improve bilateral ties or the lives of people in both nations in any way. The regrettable part of this affair is that most people feel that they have done a good deed for their country by showing their "solidarity" to it.
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DHAKA — India and Bangladesh signed an agreement on Saturday to simplify their 4,000-km border and clarify the identities of 52,000 living in enclaves, over four decades after the neighbours first tri...
PARIS — India and France today signed 17 agreements, including on the stalled nuclear project in Jaitapur in Maharashtra, after Prime Minister Narendra Modi held wide-ranging talks with French Preside...