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Donald Trump, Kamala harris, Democrats, Us presidential elections 2020

Kamala Harris looks at becoming the first woman and Indian-African origin US President

Democrat Senator with Indian roots, Kamala Harris is all set to take on Donald Trump in America's 2020 Presidential Elections. And there are kaapi tumblers being raised in a warming toast to her in Chennai.


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Bill Clinton, Donald Trump, Economy, Politics

It’s not the economy, stupid. It’s politics!

The politics of the last one hundred years has been the story of politicians botching up economic decisions. But even as we foreground the economy, we are only devaluing the grand art of politics.


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Cold War, Afghanistan, Narendra Modi, Donald Trump

Donald Trump mocks Narendra Modi and India: The US President needs a fact-check and a lesson in history

By targeting India, Trump has belittled an important ally. He has also apparently discovered the Soviet Union was fighting the 'right' war in Afghanistan, against the USA.


 |  Letter from Kabul  |  4-minute read
Indo-afghan ties, Narendra Modi, Donald Trump, Afghanistan

Despite Donald Trump, India and the US have a cherished place in Afghan hearts

The US President has mocked Indian PM Modi for work done in Afghanistan. But we Afghans value what India does for us, and the deep bond we share.


 |  The Bigger Picture  |  5-minute read
Brexit, Donald Trump, Us china trade war, Modi-Amit Shah

India’s tryst with 2019

From elections in India to Trump running the Presidential show on his terms, to Brexit — here is a wrap of what to look forward to in 2019.


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Lok Sabha election 2019, Donald Trump, Mark Zuckerberg, Whistle-blowers

2018 showed us that democracy can be hacked using Facebook. This should make us worry about 2019

The problem is that our belief in the goodness of technology blindsided us to the devil inside us humans.


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Taliban, US, Donald Trump, Afghanistan

US withdrawing troops from Afghanistan: Instead of whining softly, India must be hard-headed and hard-hearted too

This is the time for Delhi to use years of goodwill and investments in Kabul. We must remember, there is never anything constant in Afghanistan where every change presents us with an opportunity.


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Troop reduction, Donald Trump, Pakistan, India

Where India and Pakistan fit in the great Afghanistan game

As the US once again revisits its policy options, New Delhi should be prepared to fight its own battles.


 |  Letter from Kabul  |  4-minute read
NATO, Taliban, Ashraf Ghani, Donald Trump

Between hope and barbarism: Donald Trump's announcement of troop withdrawal has left Afghanistan on a knife-edge

There is dismay in international capitals, and in Kabul too. Too much blood, sweat and tears have been shed to give up on the Afghanistan dream now.