Archive for February, 2016

The Bolly veteran now believes he’s at the centre of Indo-Pak relations & other delusions, says VRINDA GOPINATH

Feb 04, 2016 No Comments

If Anupam Kher thinks he’s George Clooney, he’s goofy. Now, Hollywood hunk Clooney has made political activism fashionable all over again, from getting world attention on the genocide in Chad to Darfur, advocating gay rights and international action to recognise atrocities in war-torn regions, has denounced the Iraq war, and supported President Obama’s two campaign. [...]

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AIRLIFT wrongly ridicules MEA’s efforts when it actually negotiated with Saddam Hussein, says former ambassador BHASWATI MUKHERJEE

Feb 04, 2016 No Comments

As a young Director in United Nations Division of India’s Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) in 1990, when the world was not networked as it is today, I have vivid recollections of following Saddam Hussein’s invasion of Kuwait along with my colleagues in our office in Akbar Bhavan, New Delhi on a short-wave radio which [...]

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Maneka Gandhi’s idea to reverse sex determination tests is alarming, says DEEPANJANA PAL

Feb 04, 2016 No Comments

“Nonsense can take you by the hand and lead you nowhere,” wrote the writer and artist Mervyn Peake. Who’d have thought Women and Child Development (WCD) Minister Maneka Gandhi would take it upon herself to prove Peake right? First, Gandhi delivered this gem while commenting on the proposed Disability Bill: “If a person is mentally [...]

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