Thinking Matters - Soman Baby

Kerala Chief Minister’s Visit-- A Jump Starter
Feb 20

Kerala Chief Minister’s Visit-- A Jump Starter

What is the reason for this grand reception, befitting a Head of State, for  a Chief Minister from just one state of India? Many people in...

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Trump’s New Order:  The Questions Ahead
Jan 16

Trump’s New Order: The Questions Ahead

“The old order changeth, yielding place to new, And God fulfils himself in many ways, Lest one good custom should corrupt the...

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Fidel Castro -  A Leader like No Other
Nov 28

Fidel Castro - A Leader like No Other

“I find capitalism repugnant. It is filthy, it is gross, it is alienating... because it causes war, hypocrisy and...

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What’s up ahead for the new UN Boss?
Oct 17

What’s up ahead for the new UN Boss?

A new Secretary-General of United Nations will assume office from 1 January 2017, for the next five years. And the huge operations of this...

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Bahrain Celebrates the Kerala Connection
Oct 03

Bahrain Celebrates the Kerala Connection

For me, one of the high points of the past week was Thursday evening. It should be recorded as a momentous occasion not only for me, but in fact,...

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Government Forum 2016 : A Focus on Future
Sep 19

Government Forum 2016 : A Focus on Future

While attending the Government Forum 2016, held in Bahrain yesterday, many in the audience, like me, experienced a renewed sense of elation at, and a...

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Rio 2016: The Glory of Games
Aug 22

Rio 2016: The Glory of Games

By the time you read this, the Rio 2016 Olympics would have drawn to a close. When it is 6 am on Monday morning in Manama, Bahrain, it would be...

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The Turmoil in Turkey
Jul 25

The Turmoil in Turkey

It is ‘putsch’ in German.  It is ‘coup d’état’ in French. It is ‘hükümet darbesi’ in...

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Grieving with France. Fighting against Terror
Jul 18

Grieving with France. Fighting against Terror

Driving back from the French Embassy in Bahrain, on Saturday night - after attending the Candle Light Prayer Vigil organised by ‘This is...

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Terrorism - A Disease that Must be Arrested
Jul 04

Terrorism - A Disease that Must be Arrested

On Tuesday, a deadly attack at Istanbul airport - in Tukey - killed 44 people, and injured over two hundred. On Friday, an attack on a Café...

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Brexit - The Ramifications of the Referendum
Jun 27

Brexit - The Ramifications of the Referendum

It is three days since the EU Referendum was held in UK. And there have been diverse comments, criticisms, predictions , cartoons and jokes, on the...

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After Two Years: How did India’s PM Modi fare?
May 30

After Two Years: How did India’s PM Modi fare?

What has the government achieved? In the last couple of days, this raging question rattled the Indian television screens, as various opposing...

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Is Air Travel Still Safe?
May 23

Is Air Travel Still Safe?

Two days ago, a colleague of mine was on a flight from Cochin in India, to Colombo in Sri Lanka. And he related to me an experience that must have...

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London gets its First Muslim Mayor
May 09

London gets its First Muslim Mayor

“I am deeply humbled by the hope and trust that Londoners have placed in me. “Some of you may not know this, but I grew up on a...

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Planet Earth for the Next Generations
Apr 25

Planet Earth for the Next Generations

The US Secretary of State John Kerry was holding his two-year old granddaughter in his arms, as he signed the Paris Agreement on Climate Change on...

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Modi’s Historic Saudi Visit
Apr 04

Modi’s Historic Saudi Visit

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi concluded his successful and historic two-day visit to  Saudi Arabia last night. The sequence of events...

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Modi’s Momentous Message
Mar 21

Modi’s Momentous Message

“Of the 99 names of Allah, none stands for force and violence….  the first two names denote compassionate and merciful. Allah is...

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What’s the Republicans’ Trump Card?
Mar 14

What’s the Republicans’ Trump Card?

“What happened to this party?” That’s the line on the cover page, and the title of the lead article, of the latest...

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