For the first time, the World Book Fair in the Indian capital (Jan 7-15, 2017) has a stall devoted to Meher Baba and it is a big draw from Day One. Sridhar Kelkar, chairman, Avatar Meher Baba Perpetual Public Charitable Trust, AMBPPCT, considers the response of the general visitors to the stall as a facet …Continue reading "Meher Baba at Delhi’s World Book Fair"
Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust of Shirdi is inviting donations to provide free meals (Prasad Bhojan) during the centenary year of Sai Samadhi beginning from October 1, 2017. Donations will be accepted on line at the trust web site, sai.org.in. “Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi, has planned to provide free meals (Prasad Bhojan) during centenary year …Continue reading "Sai Samadhi centenary year, Trust plans year-long ‘Prasad Bhojan’, invites donations"
By Ashok Handoo New Delhi (Syndicate Features): When the Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke about Kashmir at a public rally in Madhya Pradesh on 9th of this month there was a great relief for the people who had been, as usual, wondering why he was not speaking on the burning situation in Kashmir. But when he …Continue reading "Unrest in Kashmir"
By Tushar Charan The sports and youth affairs minister, Vijay Goel, rightly drew criticism for his boorish behavior at the Rio Olympics by invading restricted sporting arenas, as pointed to him by an Olympic official in a letter, with his battery of bureaucratic flunkies. Goel, as was to be expected, feigned ignorance about his team …Continue reading "Vijay Goel Represents the Boorish Indian VIPs"
by Atul Cowshish At his first US ‘town hall’ type address on July 6, Narendra Modi was at his theatrical best. Using his trademark 1940-50 era filmy style of delivering dialogues in in stentorian voice with much flailing of hands he told a selected audience at a stadium in Delhi how ‘angry’ he gets when …Continue reading "Modi Comes Out of Silent Mode?"
By Rattan Saldi On 04 August, Pushpa Kamal Dahal, Prachanda, began his second innings as Nepal’s Prime Minister, and he has just about nine months to sort out knotty problems K.P. Sharma Oli government of CPN (UML) – led coalition has left behind. The biggest plus for him is the support of the Nepali Congress, …Continue reading "Prachanda back at the Nepali wheel"
The events leading to Oli’s resignation prove the adage that there are no permanent friends or foes in politics.Continue reading "Oli Goes, Triggers New Polarization"
By R C Saldi Kathmandu/New Delhi, 22 July: The No Confidence Motion against Nepal Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli registered on July 13 was to come up in Parliament for debate and voting on the 21st -the day when the mandatory weeks’ notice period was completed. But the debate was deferred as the House could …Continue reading "Nepal PM In Search Of Survival Mantra"
by Atul Cowshish The Bharatiya Janata Party always seemed to believe that it did not require the Muslim minority vote and it did not have to bank on Dalit support because its solid Hindu vote bank was sufficient to keep it in power. But now burning with a desire to be the sole ruler in …Continue reading "Does BJP Want Minority and Dalit Votes?"
By Malladi Rama Rao New Delhi, 21 July : This must be the nth time that the Maoists have withdrawn support from the K.P. Oli government (or for that matter any government in Nepal). Refusing to recognise the dynamics of power sharing, the outgoing Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli has accused India of creating …Continue reading "Oli in Minority, Kathmandu needs to revisit its polity"
By Adriano Bosoni Britain’s approaching referendum has led to rampant speculation about the economic and financial consequences of a vote to leave the European Union. And indeed, in the wake of a Brexit, uncertainty — the archenemy of economic growth and financial stability — would abound. But if Britain withdraws from the Continental bloc, its …Continue reading "How a Brexit Would Undermine Europe’s Balance of Power"