The last couple of days leading to the Champions Trophy final had turned into a side game of hysteria, fans virtually chest-thumping in union as they gave a soppy Father's Day a run for its money by proclaiming how big daddy India would thump beta Pakistan in the final.
The unrest in Darjeeling has reminded some people of the Gorkhaland agitation that erupted against the CPI(M) government in Bengal in the 1980s. This led to a demand for a separate state and a call for greater development. Are we seeing a repeat of it? The short answer is "No". The context and circumstances are very different.
You would be forgiven for thinking the U.S. backs Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in their current standoff against Qatar. President Donald Trump himself has taken the Saudis' line against their fellow Gulf monarchy, tweeting last week that Arab leaders all pointed to Qatar as a serial financier of terrorism.
During the Reserve Bank of India's press conference last week, one exchange stood out. Asked about a meeting scheduled by the federal Ministry of Finance in New Delhi to discuss the RBI's policy, the governor of India's central bank, Urjit Patel, replied: "The meeting did not take place. All the MPC members declined the request of the finance minis...
I had to put Gabbie down in October. I remember how we looked at each other all those years ago and thought we would lose our minds with this awkward, long-limbed rescue, with her chewing and separation anxiety and social ineptitude, but she ended up being such an amazing dog.
Donald Trump famously boasted that "I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn't lose any voters." I wonder if that offer is good for a North Korean long-range missile hitting the same spot?
The lawyers have had their say. The constitution bench has reserved its judgement. We will have to wait till July to hear their final decision. The matter is thus sub judice. So, we have to tread warily.