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Erdogan’s Hagia Sophia Move is Part of Resource Wars and Geo-political Ambitions

The recent reconversion of Hagia Sophia, the UNESCO world Heritage Site in Turkey’s Istanbul into a mosque is the shocking reminder of the vicious cycle of bigoted nationalist politics, now sweeping through the postcolonial world....

Congress lost the ‘will’ to survive in May 2014

Congress seemed to have lost the will to survive as an effectual political party on May 16, 2014 when the Lok Sabha election results were announced and Narendra Modi’s BJP bagged 282 seats out of...

Nitish loses will to act in crisis situation

“Why has Chief Minister Nitish Kumar become inactive when he is supposed to be super active with the Covid-19 playing havoc in Bihar?” This is the paramount question occupying the mind of those who have watched...

Hagia Sofia and Babri Mosque: Majority appeasement towards one-party rule of theocracy

The historic Hagia Sophia in Turkey’s Istanbul has been reconverted from a museum to mosque by the country’s Islamist-nationalist president and ruling AKP leader Recep Tiyyip Erdogan early this month. It has hit the headlines...

BJP’s gamble on Scindia puts the party in a difficult situation in two states

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s central leadership gambled in Madhya Pradesh when it gave too much importance to Jyotiraditya Scindia by persuading the State unit to induct as many as 11 of his supporters (none...

Epilogue: A Requiem for the Dreams of Lost Generations and Hope for a New Dawn

I had begun the overview of the history of Indo-China conflict with the question: Can a student of history afford a sense of sadness over the missed historical opportunities for making another world possible? I...