India and Pakistan have had strained relations for decades. Hostility and suspicion have scuttled every earlier attempt to usher in harmony and peace between the two sides. The cost has been too heavy for both the countries.
Donald Trump’s tweet favouring US recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Syrian Golan Heights, occupied by Israel in 1967, has been widely condemned in this region and Europe, but he is determined to go ahead with this move.
The late, brilliant comedian Joan Rivers’ favourite catchphrase was “Grow up!” It was said in jest, but meant in earnest to wake her shocked audiences from their stupor long enough to realise that her comedic targets were doing horrible things all the time.