Sonia Gandhi Attacked in $64,575 New York Times Ad

Prominent Indian politician and leader of the Congress Party Sonia Gandhi has been viciously attacked in a full-page advertisement costing at least $64,575 in today’s edition of the New York Times. The Ad, which we noticed on Page A5 in the Washington DC edition and Page A11 in the Late Edition of the New York […]

WSJ Slams India-Iran Ties

Wall Street Journal (subscription required) columnist Bret Stephens has lashed out at India’s supposedly growing defense ties with Iran in a hard-hitting column on Tuesday. Citing articles in DefenseNews and the Washington Quarterly as well as actions by the U.S. State and Justice Departments, Stephens charges India with providing miliary technology to Iran, a pariah state for […]

Musharraf Jumps in Bed with Benazir

Did anyone say that politics makes strange bedfellows? Ah, how true. How true. Beleaguered Pakistan President and military chief Pervez Musharraf has held secret talks for a second time with his bitter foe Benazir Bhutto, the leader of the Pakistan People’s Party and former Prime Minister of the country. The secret meeting is believed to […]

Does Iraq Prove Samuel Huntington’s Argument?

No, No, No. We are not talking here about Harvard political scientist Samuel Huntington’s controversial thesis on the Clash of Civilizations. We are talking about Huntington’s earlier work, Political Order in Changing Societies (Yale University Press, 1968). In that now forgotten classic, Huntington famously argued in the opening sentence: The most important political distinction among […]

Mediocre Pol Ascends to Indian Presidency

A mediocre Indian politician Pratibha Patil was elected as the country’s first woman President. The nominee of the ruling coalition at the center, 72-year-old Patil is a lightweight politician with little achievement to her credit. Patil won two-thirds of the electoral college votes defeating her rival Bhairon Singh Shekhawat, who was backed by the opposition […]

Green with Envy, Obama Hits out at Hillary’s Indian Ties

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, who has vowed to run a dignified campaign, has attacked his rival Hillary Clinton for her “personal, financial and political ties to India” in a memo leaked to the New York Times by the Clinton camp. The caustic memo referred to Hillary Clinton as D-Punjab, a reference to Hillary’s […]