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Who is Pundit and Who the Chela?

NEW DELHI, Sept. 12 -- "Donald Trump and the MAGA Republicans represent an extremism that threatens the very foundations of our republic." Joe Biden, September 2, 2022 In the halcyon days when cricke... Read More


The Other Great Socrates

NEW DELHI, Aug. 29 -- This tectonic switch from my wonted overworked theme of political monsters, dragons and serpents has been inspired by a friend's nostalgic trip down memory lane, which he shared ... Read More


No Tyranny Lasts Forever

NEW DELHI, Aug. 15 -- "Of all the words of mice and men, the saddest are, 'It might have been'" -- Kurt Vonnegut Call it, if you will, the gripe of dotage but as one who is very nearly a midnight's c... Read More


Authoritarian Yoke

NEW DELHI, Aug. 8 -- Political leaders are, for the most part, thin-skinned about anything adverse said about them, as evident from the venomous quote of Putin that prefaces this essay. But such hyper... Read More


Not Opium but Hate Brew

NEW DELHI, July 4 -- "Imagine there are no countries It isn't hard to do Nothing to kill or die for And no religion too ...No need for greed or hunger A brotherhood of man." - John Lennon In our... Read More