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Democracy versus authoritarianism

Hindustan is a reality. So too is Pakistan. Religious and thereby cultural divides will keep them apart as nation-states permanently. Diet and clothes preferences come at the fore and then there are linguistic leanings. But, equally indisputable are the commonalities like sport, as in cricket song and film, though... read more

India and Pakistan on the same side

It’s patently ridiculous for Pakistan and India to remain at odds in this day and age. So why are they? On Pakistan’s side, there is the apprehension of India blocking Pakistan’s main water source, the Indus River with Prime Minister Modi’s lockdown of Kashmir - for daring to be a Muslim majority state in the brutal face of Hindutva. And, this fear appears... read more

Russia-China strategic partnership

Russia and China must of needs remain on the same side with the US sanctions on the former and tired tirade on the latter. What this translates into is that while the US sees China as its rival on market products side, Russia quite openly challenges the US on the sale of armaments. Time and again this rivalry has been seen on... read more

Amid pandemic, the world’s working poor hustle to survive

Extracts of stories gathered by AP for Indian Express NAIROBI, KENYA Judith Andeka has seen tough times before. The 33-year-old mother of five lost her husband two years ago and was left to make ends meet on just $2.50 to $4 a day from washing clothes in Nairobi’s Kibera, one of the world’s biggest slums. But things were never as tough as they are... read more