Saudi Arabia

Krishna’s aborted concert is no help to Modi or BJP

Carnatic music, TM Krishna, AAI, Modi, Midnight’s Children, Satanic Verses, Salman Rashdie, Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi Arabia, Sonal Mansingh, Islam, Christianity, Fatwa

Krishna's aborted concert hurt BJP

Carnatic vocalist Thodur Madabusi Krishna has been thrust into national consciousness because Airports Authority of India (AAI) has ducked its responsibility

North-South divide: Mr Kamal Haasan, get real

Kamal Haasan, South India, Dravidian identity, North-South divide, freight equalization, BHEL, BEL, HMT, Wipro, Ashok Mitra, CitiBank, Saudi Arabia, Kerala, Money-Order Economy, Western Union Economy, Ninth Schedule, SC/ST, OBC, Haryana, Kendrapara, Oriya, Commonwealth Games,

”Semi-literates” are exploiting the North-South divide

Actor K

Guha & Mander work overtime to keep Muslims away from Hindus

“Trump will not be allowed to win”: Assange

John Pilger, Julian Assange, WikiLeaks, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Saudi Arabia, Libya, US Elections, Ecuador Embassy in London, FBI, CIA, David Petraeus, Clinton Emails, John Podesta, McCarthy hysteria, Jihadism, Levant, ISIL, Clinton Foundation, Sidney Blumenthal, Syria

Trump is an outsider

This interview of Julian Assange by celebrated writer and author John Pilger  was filmed in the Embassy of Ecuador in London - where Julian Assange is a

Human Rights: Russia vs. United States

Human Rights, Patriot Act, NSA, FSB, Guantanamo Bay, Zero Dark Thirty, Islamic terrorists, habeas corpus, Amnesty International, Bradley Manning, Maidan Square, Kiev, Aleksei Navalny, John Kerry, Yanukovich, Obama, Syria, North Korea, Cuba, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, Uzbekistan, Honduras, Thailand, Egypt, Slaviansk, Kramatorsk, Mariupol, Cameron, Said, Orientalism, Ukraine, Georgia, Saudi Arabia, L’Oréal, Danône, Peugeot, and Renault, Benin, Peru, Luke Harding, Ed Lucas,  Martin Sixsmith, Russkaia dusha,

US human rights ain't good

Russia has better human rights than US. And its friends are no worse than Saudi Arabia. Then why Russophobia?

Why Modi is leaning on Washington

Narendra Modi, White House, Barak Obama, Paris Climate agreement, Pakistan, ISI, China, Burma, Myanmar, United States, Make in India, Indian Ocean, Saudi Arabia, Gulf, Madarsas, Hillary Clinton, Immigration and Nationality Act, Republicans, Democrats, John Kerry, Huma Abedin, Aksai Chin, Beijing, South China Sea

Modi's strategic leaning on Washington

With the Islamic world on its West and China's shadow on its east, Modi has begun to lean on Washington. 

Desperate plight of petro-states

Russia, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, OPEC, ALBA, Wahhabi, Vladimir Putin, Angola, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Rosneft, Gazprom, PdVISA,  Kremlin, ARAMCO, IMF, Hugo Chavez, Nicolas Mudaro, Royal Dutch Shell, Chevron, Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, Beijing, Niger Delta, Boko Haram, Muhammadu Buhari, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Mohammed bin Salman, Yom Kippur War, Syria, Yemen

All that glitters is not gold

Petro-States, hit by falling oil revenues, face civil strife. They are on the brink of collapse. 

Chabahar is a real deal for India

Chabahar Port, Iran, Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, China, United States, Saudi Arabia, Mujahideens, Heroin trade, Kabul, New Delhi, OBOR, Russia, Bander Abbas port, Strait of Homruz, Osama bin Laden, Mullah Mohammad Omar, Salma Dam, Afghan Parliament, Zaranj, Delaram, Jebel Ali Port, Islamic State, Indian Ocean, Narendra Modi, Gwadar, Chabahar-Zahedan-Zaranj

Modi, Rouhani and Ashraf Ghani shaking hands after Chabahar deal

For its commercial and political implications, the Chabahar Port deal with Iran marks the finest achievement yet of Narendra Modi’s global engagements.

Iran and Russia: More wary than friends

Iranian-Russian ties, Mehdi Sanaei, Moscow, Tehran, Syria, Dmitry Peskov, AliLarijani, Dehghan, Doha agreement, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Venezuela, OPEC-2, Bijan Zanganeh, TASS, Bandar Abbas, Bushehr nuclear plant, Bashar-al-Assad, Majlis, Alawites, Russia-Israel ties, Shiite Crescent, Lana Ravandi-Fadei, Gulistan Treaty, Treaty of Turkenchay, Caucasia, Dagestan, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia. Nazi invasion, World War II, Tudeh, Iran’s Communist Party, Soviet Union, Moscow’s help to Baghdad in 1980-88 war with I

Russia and Iran don't see eye-to-eye on oil matters

Iran and Russia, despite cooperation in Syria, have knotty issues on oil production and their stands on Sunni regimes in the Middle East. 

Why China wants railroads in Afghanistan?

Central Asian Rail System, Kashgar, Herat,  Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, One Belt One Road, New Silk Road, Drugs, Heroin, terrorists, ISIS, al-Qaeda, Russia, Iran, Syria, Saddam Hussein, Libya’s Gaddafi, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan’s ISI, Wall Street, London Stock Exchange, Opium Wars, Boxer Rebellion, Sick Man of Asia, Narcotics, Central Asian Rail System, CIA World Factbook, Paris Attack, Brussels Attack, Assad, Taliban, United States Marine Corps

Opium Trade: China fights down US influence

Illicit heroin trade from Afghanistan flourishes under US’ nose. China has its own strategy to stop the spillover effect.