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Bob's Banter by Robert Clements Adulation, Checks, and Balances..! No man is a god!

NEW DELHI, Jan. 30 -- When man comes to power, he comes with a suitcase full of weaknesses, and one of them is adulation! Which man doesn't love to hear the roar of a crowd as he walks on stage? Which... Read More


Bob's Banter by Robert Clements Love Jihad and a Nine Yards Sari..!

NEW DELHI, Jan. 23 -- The first melody I learned to play on my harmonica as a youngster was the 'Red River Valley' and often as I played its sad, melancholic tune, wondered what the lyrics meant. It w... Read More


Bob's Banter by Robert Clements The Governors and the King..!

NEW DELHI, Jan. 16 -- King Charles! It seems a bit strange to call Charles the king of England, after getting used to addressing Britain's constitutional monarch as 'Her Majesty the Queen', so King it... Read More


Bob's Banter by Robert Clements Dragged Twelve Kilometres..!

NEW DELHI, Jan. 9 -- On New Year's Eve, most cities in our country have the highest number of policemen on duty. Because this is one night they are supposed to really work, and that's not about 'solvi... Read More


Bob's Banter by Robert Clements New Year and the Vanishing Sheriff..!

NEW DELHI, Jan. 2 -- Some of the saddest incidents that took place in the US, were blacks being lynched! Artist sketches of the macabre event showed terror on their faces and diametrically opposite e... Read More


Bob's Banter by Robert Clements Journalists as Prophets..!

NEW DELHI, Dec. 19 -- Many years ago, my column was read by a well-known person in Canada, who decided he would write to me in the email address generally carried beneath my column. After a few comple... Read More


Bob's Banter By Robert Clements The Liquor Cabinet..!

NEW DELHI, Dec. 12 -- A friend of mine sent me a forward today, purely in jest I think, which got me thinking. It went like this, 'When someone asks, 'Where is your festive spirit?' ... Is it wrong to... Read More


Bob's Banter by Robert Clements Carry the People with You..!

NEW DELHI, Dec. 5 -- Just a few weeks ago, Chinese Prime Minister Xi, managed to get unlimited powers from the members of the party he belonged to. Today, he fights rage and anger, causing unpreceden... Read More


Bob's Banter by Robert Clements Rahul's Long Walk..!

NEW DELHI, Nov. 28 -- As Rahul carries on his long trek through our vast country, there's something happening. This isn't a walk galvanizing people to hate their neighbours as most other recent walks ... Read More


Bob's Banter by Robert Clements National Security in Lilliput..!

NEW DELHI, Nov. 21 -- In the island of Lilliput, the people were unhappy; they wanted to change from the gods of their forefathers to another God. "He's a living God!" they said. "Well we've all been... Read More