Indian journalist with over 50 years of newspaper, news agency and television experience. Has travelled widely covering world developments like collapse of the USSR, fall of communist regimes of East Europe, and China’s switch to market economy. As social activist, takes keen interest in the problems of the underprivileged.
Indian Congress activists walk in a rally in Siliguri, India. File/AFP
There’s a dangerous tendency in liberal circles to believe that Donald Trump is some sort of absurd aberration, a weird orange outcrop of extremism, isolated and friendless, a pain in the ass soon to pass.
Reparations for black Americans are essential and implausible — a moral imperative inextricably tied to a political disaster.
With the world attention focused on other issues, the international community has largely ignored the despair inflicted on vulnerable Palestinians by the Israeli occupation forces. This is a dangerous signal, as it would only encourage Israel to continue with its rampant violations of international and humanitarian law.