The standing of the Indian government is slipping among the citizens of the world. In private and public comments, the world is asking questions like the following. Is it a crime in today's India to seek justice on behalf of cruelly murdered people?
The Gulf is conspicuous for obvious reasons. But can we afford to forget that Muslims form 42 percent of the people of vast Africa, and that Christians form 49 percent of that continent's population, not to mention other parts of the world?
Human beings have long agreed that exacting revenge on those whom you somehow connect to an earlier wrong done to you is unjustified and unlawful.
In his annual 'Victory Day' address in Moscow, after thousands of soldiers had marched before him, President Putin did not make any dramatic announcement of the kind Western analysts had widely expected.
Narendra Modi should use the visit of his eminent guest, Boris Johnson, the UK Prime Minister, to intensify efforts to bring the horrific conflict in Ukraine to an early end.
When, at prime time, with millions of Americans watching, a CNN reporter interviewed "Anmol Gupta from northern India", as the young man was described, India's image got a healthy boost. Anmol was assisting Ukrainian families who had just entered Hun
Has the war in eastern Europe made China more important in the world? Or more vulnerable?
The Russian people are paying heavily for one man's sense of grievance.
"Sabka Saath" is indeed a phrase he and others in the government often repeat, but it is worth noting that Modi recites "Sabka Saath" as something he desires or expects, not something he pledges or offers.
The formula might work in some electoral contests. Or it might not. Signs suggest that splitting the Indian population from one another, and pointing to one segment as the source of all problems, is a policy now facing the law of diminishing appeal.
Many will have seen that video from a Karnataka village where a couple of brave women ask vigilantes barging into their simple home to clear out. The vigilantes were "accusing" the women of singing Christmas songs.
Will Modi overcome his defeat at the hands of the farmers by staging spectacular shows like the one he just put up at Varanasi?
The challenge that Omicron has thrown to Joe Biden's presidency comes when there seems to be a consensus among America-watchers that in Congressional elections due in November next year, the Democrats might lose one if not both houses.
Thank you, Doval-ji, for reminding us of the power of civil society, which is no external power. Its real strength is internal.
Insaniyat is an Urdu word. It's a beautiful word. No Hindi or English alternative conveys what insaniyat conveys. It is also, of course, a very Indian word, just as Urdu is, above everything else, an Indian treasure of measureless value