Author: Shalabh Tewari

Possible outcomes of the Trump-Kim meet, and how it could go wrong for the United States

Last week President Donald Trump announced that his meeting with the Supreme Leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un will be held on June 12 in Singapore as originally scheduled. The much anticipated meeting appears to be back on track following diplomatic efforts from South Korean President Moon Jae-in. In […]

Marx’s legacy: Murder, mayhem and poverty.

‘A spectre is haunting Europe—the spectre of communism’ is the first line of the Communist Manifesto that Marx co-authored with his friend Friedrich Engels in 1848. Marx’s ideology made two types of claims, economic and moral. Economically, it stated that capitalism was driven by an evil force of competitive exploitation that would cause its eventual […]

Are godfather Trump and consigliere Cohen in trouble this time?

On Monday, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents raided Michael Cohen’s office and hotel room, seeking records related to payments made shortly before the 2016 US Presidential election to an adult film actress Stephanie A. Gregory Clifford aka Stormy Daniels. She claims to have had sexual encounters with president Trump. On a referral from […]

The living hell that communism birthed.

What is hell? Where is it? More often than not you would have contemplated the concept of hell, but if you were in the Soviet Union during the Russian Revolution and on the wrong side (counter revolutionary forces) then surely you would have witnessed hell on earth. The hell I am talking about is the […]

Now Russia accuses USA of interfering in their elections

The dust of Russian influence in US 2016 presidential elections had not been settled, yet, another storm brewed when Kremlin accused Washington of interfering in upcoming Russian presidential elections on 18 March. Putin got the chance to turn guns back on United States when US treasury department released a list of influential 114 government officials […]

Understanding the Nationwide Protests in Iran

On 28 December, some people gathered at the Shohadah square in Mashhad – the second-most populous city in Iran to protest against their government, demanding accountability, transparency and an end to the repressive clerical status quo. For more than a week, thousands of Iranians rallied behind them in different cities of Iran. More than a […]

TED Turned a Blind Eye to Gurmehar Kaur’s Hypocrisy

Few years back, it was Pranav Mistry whose talk on Sixth Sense technology became hot topic in many technical universities. If you are an avid internet surfer you must have at some point or the other watched a TED Talk. The series features achievers in different walks of life who deliver a powerful narrative of […]

Putin is Not Retiring from Russian Politics. He is Coming Back, Mightier than ever!

“Putin has one idea: to essentially build a monarchy and be president for life” alleged Alexei Navalny, the anti-corruption activist when Vladimir Putin announced that he will seek re-election as president of the Russian Federation next year. Standing on the factory floor of Russian carmaker GAZ in the city of Nizhny Novgorod last week, Putin […]

PM Modi’s Latest Weapon to Upset Pakistan is Wheat. That’s Right. Wheat.

In May 2016, when Narendra Modi visited Iran, he pledged up to $500 million to develop and operate Iran’s Chabahar port as part of a trilateral engagement between India, Iran and Afghanistan. The idea of Chabahar port was conceptualized long back in 2003 when India was looking for new routes to reach markets in Afghanistan […]

50 Years after the Death of “Revolutionary Socialist” Che Guevara, Latin America is Realizing its Folly

In October 1965, Fidel Castro read a letter in public and confirmed that Ernesto Che Guevara had renounced his Cuban citizenship and resigned from all party posts. He waved good bye by saying “Other nations require my services and I must leave you. I feel I have completed the duty which the Cuban revolution gave […]

A Khalistan Supporter could be Canada’s Next Prime Minister

Just a month back a video of Canadian Sikh politician being heckled by a racist woman was doing the rounds on internet. The man was none other than Jagmeet Singh who was heavily praised for his calm response to the racist rants. It won many hearts and garnered a lot of attention all over the […]

French Economist Thomas Piketty Presented Some Disturbing Stats about Inequality in India, Every Stat Turns Out to be a Lie

Last month, Thomas Piketty’s research paper titled ‘ Indian income inequality, 1922-2014, from British Raj to Billionaire Raj ’ co-authored with Lucas Chancel of the Paris School of Economics became the talk of town in intellectual circles. According to him, the share of the top 1% in India’s income pie is higher than ever before. Those […]
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