Jammu, Jan. 24 -- Colonel ANIL A ATHALE (retd)

Like millions around the world, I watched the inauguration of President Joe Biden on the


After four years of stewardship by an erratic Donald J Trump, one was looking for signs of

return of normalcy in the USA.

Let there be no mistake, the US continues to be the world's foremost military and economic

power and what happens there affects us all over the world.

The inauguration ceremony could be described in one word: 'Tacky'.

Agreed that due to ongoing COVID-19 pandemic there were obvious constraints, but surely

the inauguration committee could have arranged better seating for VIPs other than cheap steel

folding chairs.

Due to the threat perception, there were large numb...