Author: Rohan Sachdeva

“Temples won’t create jobs”, says Gandhi family confidante

Imagine the outrage if someone stated “Churches/Mosques won’t create jobs for tomorrow”. The entire nation would grind to a halt. There would be allegations of saffron-fascism, majoritarian oppression and religious intolerance flying across news channels and social media platforms. And rightfully so, since places of worship fall exclusively in the social domain, and have next […]

India invites Donald Trump to be Chief Guest at Republic Day Parade 2019

In what could turn out to be a massive diplomatic coup, India has invited US President Donald Trump to be the Chief Guest at next year’s Republic Day celebrations. The announcement has come amidst a strain in ties between India and the United States over the tariffs dispute, India’s close relationship with Iran, as well […]

Nawaz Sharif sentenced to ten years imprisonment in anti-corruption case

Yet another political crisis has emerged in Pakistan, this time being spurred by an anti-corruption Court’s verdict that has convicted and sentenced former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to ten years imprisonment. The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) court has sentenced Nawaz Sharif to ten years in prison along with a fine of 8 million pounds […]

Government set to oppose practice of Nikah Halala and polygamy

Taking a leaf out of its stance on Triple Talaq, the Modi government is all set to oppose the archaic practices of Nikah Halala and polygamy. Despite the fact that Triple Talaq and Nikah Halala fall under the same legal ambit, the reason for the delay in opposition to the latter is due to the […]

As India-US bilateral ties hit new low, the problem is inherently within Indian foreign policy

The already strained bilateral ties between India and the United States have hit a new low, as the much hyped 2+2 dialogue between the two nations has been postponed. Raveesh Kumar, the official spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs, tweeted yesterday that “US @SecPompeo spoke to EAM @SushmaSwaraj a short while ago to express his […]

Democratic Dictatorship? Under Erdogan, Turkey slides dangerously towards Islamo-Fascism

Turkey has been called many things- from the sick man of Europe, to the most progressive and liberal Islamic nation. But in the recent past, Turkey has been treading a dangerous path towards totalitarianism under recently re elected President Recep Erdogan. Hailed by his followers both at home and among the Turkish diaspora in Europe, […]

As Vijay Mallya categorically blames aviation policies of UPA in 2016 letter, this is how things have changed since.

Amidst all the noise surrounding Vijay Mallya’s acceptance to pay up his massive loan dues. There are a few lines in the letter to the Prime Minister from back in 2016 that Vijay Mallya has publicised, that  even large media houses have seemingly ignored. Point by point, Vijay Mallya has explained the reasons for the […]

Eureopean think tank blasts UNHRC’s Kashmir Report as biased, ‘Pro-Pakistan’

European Foundation for South Asian Studies (EFSAS), a European think tank, has questioned the credibility and neutrality of a recent report on Kashmir prepared and published by High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein. The think tank stated that the report ‘displays a pronounced pro-Pakistan bias’ with regard to the human rights situation on both […]

The effectiveness of Swachh Bharat Mission and its impact on Indian mentality

For the first time in Indian history, there seems to be a discussion of such an aggressive nature regarding the performance of the ruling government. There is a polarisation of opinion with regards to the performance of the Modi government, and whether it has fulfilled its extensive promises. One area where there is bipartisan consensus […]

Candy Diplomacy? Donald Trump threw candy towards Angela Merkel in tense G7 summit

There seems to be nothing that Donald Trump cannot do. During the hotly contested Republican nominations back in late 2015, Jeb Bush, one of the potential Republican nominees, famously said to Donald Trump, “You can’t insult your way to the Presidency“. Fast forward a year, and Donald Trump was elected as the 45th President of […]

United States withdraws from the UN Human Rights Council, cites bias against Israel

In a major and unprecedented development, the United States has withdrawn from the United Nations Human Rights Council, citing ‘political bias against Israel’ within the council. US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley announced the withdrawal of the United States from the UNHRC, accusing the body of failing to hold human rights violators accountable.  […]

Critics of Donald Trump’s Zero Tolerance Policy using children as excuse against crackdown against illegal immigration

US president Donald Trump has created an image for himself. He is the kind of leader who doesn’t worry much about what the entire human rights and pseudo liberal mafia thinks about him. He goes about doing what he does without caring for the kind of opinions that are being generated against him. His “zero […]
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