Activists concerned for Chinese democracy and human rights activist Liu Xiaobo’s poor treatment in prison


The crushing treatment meted out to political dissenters by China time and again is known the world over. This time however, Nobel Prize winning democracy activist Liu Xiaobo is at the receiving end of it. The 61-year-old cancer-stricken Chinese activist has been campaigning for enhanced democracy and human rights for decades. In fact, the globalContinue reading “Activists concerned for Chinese democracy and human rights activist Liu Xiaobo’s poor treatment in prison”

Voters hopeless on the eve of US Senate elections


Voters in the US Senate elections are not optimistic even though the economy improved with six months of growth, gasoline below $3/gallon for the first time in last four years and considerable deficit reduction. However, voters are tired from economic struggles and threats posed by the Islamic State and the spread of Ebola virus. AsContinue reading “Voters hopeless on the eve of US Senate elections”

People’s movement against corruption divides in two camps: Team Anna and Team Arvind


What started off as an apolitical public movement against corruption was split before it could achieve its end goal of a corruption-free India. In what could have been undisputedly the most high-profile events of Indian Diaspora during recent times, Anna Hazare and Arvind Kejriwal locked horns over their separate ideas for achieving India Against Corruption’sContinue reading “People’s movement against corruption divides in two camps: Team Anna and Team Arvind”

Oops! Chris Christie does it again, shouts at teacher during Rutgers game


  We all know that Chris Christie likes to shout at people, mostly women. This time around it was the turn of a New Jersey public school teacher, who approached him with the question “Why do you portray New Jersey Public Schools as ‘failure factories?’, while Chris came to see Rutgers football game with hisContinue reading “Oops! Chris Christie does it again, shouts at teacher during Rutgers game”

Strategic communications of political parties in India: A PR Perspective


Coming from a Journalism background, I was quite amazed at times, looking at the people saying and treating media and people with no insight or analysis as to how it may stand against or in their favor in the coming future. Politicians and bureaucrats in India are a great example of this behavior. Even traditionalContinue reading “Strategic communications of political parties in India: A PR Perspective”

Young people playing significant part in the 50th anniversary March on #Washington


Young people are tirelessly working towards making the 50th anniversary March a success. Even of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was also just 26 when he staged the Montgomery Bus Boycott. It was only because of these spirited young people that a sea of people gathered at the Lincoln Centre on Saturday to show their solidarityContinue reading “Young people playing significant part in the 50th anniversary March on #Washington”

#Syria ready for #chemicalweapons probe by #UN


  The Syrian government has announced on Sunday that it is ready to allow United Nations inspectors currently present in Damascus to conduct their investigation. The attacks took place in areas around the Syrian capital. The opposition has accused the government of using chemical weapons against fighters and civilians five days ago. Source: WSJ, BBC

#UN packs-off #AngelaKane to #Syria for #chemicalweapons probe


Angela Kane, disarmament chief at the UN has reached Damascus to push the Syrian government to probe the site of a chemical weapons attack. Source: BBC

Federal probe ordered into bribery allegations over JPMorgan Chase, another legal headache for the company


  A federal bribery investigation has been ordered to look into the allegations leveled against JPMorgan Chase & Co. that it has hired the children of top Chinese officials to win business. The case comes as another addition to the series of legal and regulatory headaches faced by the Chief Executive Jamie Dimon. Although DimonContinue reading “Federal probe ordered into bribery allegations over JPMorgan Chase, another legal headache for the company”

Armed guards deployed at non-violence preaching Mahatma Gandhi’s memorial


The ‘armed’ security personnel have been deployed at ‘Rajghat” for the first time and before the 67th independence day amidst terrorism threats and intelligence inputs,  ‘Rajghat’ is the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi who is also known as the father of the nation in India and has advocated non-violence all through India’s freedom struggle from BritishContinue reading “Armed guards deployed at non-violence preaching Mahatma Gandhi’s memorial”