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I want to talk about how we got here

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Chairman Walden, Ranking Member Pallone, and Members of the Committee, We face a number of important issues around privacy, safety, and democracy, and you will rightfully have some hard questions for me to answer. Before I talk about the steps we’re taking to address them, I want to talk about how we got here. Facebook […]

Some have now failed our culture

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Like many, I’m deeply troubled by the events in Cape Town this last week and acknowledge the thousands of messages I have received, mostly from heartbroken cricket followers worldwide. The Australian Cricket team has always believed it could win in any situation against any opposition, by playing combative, skilful and fair cricket, driven by our […]

10 ways to detect cancer in early stage

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

“In India, the war on Cancer is often lost due to delay in diagnosis.” The cure rate in cancer is more than 80% in early-stage cancer, this outcome goes below 30% in advance stage cancer treatment in spite of best effort and a cost which is often 3-5 times more the cost of treating early […]

Time to punish Pakistan

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Pakistan is back in the headlines with its fresh spate of terror attacks in India. This time India’s warnings of retaliation are coming not merely from strategic experts on television channels but also our esteemed defence minister, who repeated her threat to ensure that the message got home. Pakistan’s defence minister was quick to seize […]

Decoding Mr Populist FM’s #Budget 2018

Friday, February 02, 2018

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has tried to be Mr Populist with his Budget 2018, with a clear focus on the voting numbers viz. the rural population, the farmers, young working population and rural women. The budget is the Finance Minister’s attempt to juggle an election-winning budget amid a sea of uncertainty and on a day […]

ASEAN India summit: Rich in outcomes

Saturday, January 27, 2018

The unprecedented participation by all 10 heads of State of ASEAN countries at the Indo ASEAN Summit from 25-26 January was rich in symbolism but also useful in outcomes. The Delhi Declaration adopted at the end of the Summit pronounced deepened cooperation in combating terrorism and radicalisation through information sharing, law enforcement cooperation and capacity […]

Supreme Court needs some corrective mechanism

Friday, January 12, 2018

Judiciary in India is one of the key pillars of democracy, but as the four senior judges of the Supreme Court brought to the light not all is well in the apex court. ALSO READ: Order, Order! Supreme Court not in order; full letter written by SC Judges The country looks upto the apex court to […]

BBC employee stirs up the hornet’s nest after blowing the lid on inconsistent pay packages

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

A startling revelation by a BBC employee has restarted the debate around the grave issues of gender discrimination, pay gaps and different outlook towards women-men balance in the corporate circles. Carrie Gracie, was the high-flying China editor for BBC before she stepped down due to unequal pay package terms and breach of trust. She wrote […]

Why I love the social media

Monday, January 08, 2018

At dinner recently, some of Delhi’s wisest and wittiest were discussing Facebook. Mostly bashing it for its superficiality: its pouting selfies, pseudo-Rumi quotes and corny jokes; the cute doggie pictures and endless holiday snapshots, the feel-good quizzes that link you to Cleopatra or Marilyn Monroe and tell you how brilliant and beautiful you are, the […]

Pak must play fair on the Kulbhushan Jadhav case

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Pakistan’s gesture of allowing family of Kulbhushan Yadav, the Indian national who has been in Pakistani custody for the past 22 months, is not something which is merely humanitarian but tactical, coming ahead of a written submission it has to make at the International Court of Justice, where the case of Kulbhushan Jadhav is being […]

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