December 11, 2017

Lessons Pakistani Democrats Can Learn from Tom Price

Tom Price's resignation may mean an end to his political career, but it reinforces the trust of millions of voters in the American democracy. What can quasi democracies like Pakistan learn from this episode? Read More »

Understanding George Maragos’ Grass-root Politics

Long Island politician is an emerging star for many in Nassau County's immigrant vote bank. Read More »

The Hate That Divides Us

In shock after hearing of the London attack and a Bangalore assault, Mari Marcel Thekaekara reflects on what could defeat hate of the ‘other’ and finally bring us together. Read More »

A Disaster in Waiting in the Himalayas

A senior Pakistani official recently issued a largely ignored statement about the environmental impact of status quo between the armies of Pakistan and India on the world’s highest battleground, the Siachen Glacier. Some military check posts on both sides here are as high as 21,000 feet above sea level.   Presence of Indian forces on Siachen Glacier, is harmful to the ... Read More »

3 Public Squares Drive the Political Life in Benghazi

People in the Libyan city of Benghazi have been flocking to different squares to give their verdict on issues that impact their lives, transforming them into popular destinations for public debate. Read More »

Thoughts on Political Socialization

Why political socialization is important to shaping and reshaping societies and how citizens find their morals and beliefs through it? Read More »

‘Kill the Beef-eaters!’

India’s globe-trotting Prime Minister assures the world that India is the destination to invest in, the world’s most cultured country to work in. But will it allow foreign investors their prime pieces of steak when they crave for it in India? Or do Indians only butcher their own beef-eaters? Read More »

Terrorism: A Simplistic Vent with No Real Answers

One housewife and a blogger shares her frustration over the incidence of violence in the name of religion. Read More »

America’s Emerging Minority Power

The Sapient Party is a welcome addition to the diversity of American democracy. The party’s rise is a manifestation of growing frustration of minorities and communities of color with the Republicans and Democratic parties' political bureaucracy which offers little political space to the ethnic minorities. Read More »

Malala: The Journalistic Ethics of Source Well-being

Malala’s security was not an issue as long as the poor child served the editorial interests of the elite media outlets. Read More »