Obama

  • Get the vote out - Obama's experience comes in handy for Kejriwal

    Rupashree's space |  Rupashree Nanda
    "Yes - we are doing all that, our team has studied the Obama campaign very closely," replied Arvind Kejriwal to a question from the audience...

  • Nothing Ventured Nothing Gained

    Head to Haid-ar |  Suhasini Haidar
    "By prevailing over all obstacles and distractions, one may unfailingly arrive at his chosen goal or destination", Christopher Columbus famously said. And as they walked...

  • Syria: The Corner Obama has painted himself into

    Head to Haid-ar |  Suhasini Haidar
    The clock was ticking, yet 30 minutes after US President Obama was due to address his country on the decision to strike Syria from the...

  • The aftermath of terror: Test of a democracy

    Kindred mind |  Ayushman Jamwal
    Uncontrolled fear is the greatest threat to the sanctity of liberty and freedoms that mankind has struggled to attain for centuries. Terror incidents that shock...

  • Four more years!

    Delhi Musings |  Shormishtha Panja
    Now that Barack Obama has won a second term, let's look at some of the reasons for his victory in what was predicted as a...

  • The spectre of vote rigging in Battleground Ohio

    Kindred mind |  Ayushman Jamwal
    The mainstream media is geared for the biggest political spectacle of the year. Newsrooms are abuzz as the final lap of the US Presidential race...

  • US Prez polls and the big bucks campaigns

    Kindred mind |  Ayushman Jamwal
    There seems to be cold hard realism within our Indian sensibilities that money and electoral politics is a toxic cocktail for parliamentary democracy. Whenever well-funded...

  • Aung San Suu Kyi in the house

    Borgub's Lair |  Amrita Tripathi
    Aung San Suu Kyi has been drawing the crowds right through her US trip. It's the pro-democracy activist and Nobel laureate's first trip to the...

  • Something amiss with Obama's youth vote

    Postcards from DC |  Daaman Thandi
    "I am not registered to vote and frankly I don't care," says 19-year-old Sahira Singh, in her 2nd year at George Washington University in Washington...

  • Ring in the new, India

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    If politics were to mirror celluloid, then clearly our netas seem out of step. A fortnight ago, two Hindi films were released: 'Budha Hoga Tera...

  • TV news a zero sum game?

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    24 x 7 media is an amoral beast and the camera is Shiva's third eye. It sees the positive and the negative, and it doesn't...

  • Osama's death: conspiracy or co-incidence?

    Gill & Tonic |  Gillian Marie Hooper
    US President Barack Obama announced on May 2 that the world's most wanted terrorist, Osama bin Laden, was killed in a pre-dawn helicopter-borne secret operation...

  • Pakistan: An Absent State

    ON THE ROCKS: No Watering Down |  Ipsita Shome
    The late Al-Qaeda chief's hideout was a $1-million mansion in Abbottabad in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province in Pakistan, not a menial cave on the rugged terrains...

  • NATO road to Libya paved with folly

    Head to Haid-ar |  Suhasini Haidar
    "The easiest way to achieve complete strategic surprise," reads the motto on US Defence Secretary Robert Gates' desk, "is to commit an act that makes...

  • Asian darlings of the fashion world

    Fashion Flaneur |  Sharadiya Dasgupta
    Prabal Gurung: Chic is Prabal Gurung's middle name. This multi ethnic, (born in Singapore, raised in Kathmandu, trained in Delhi) New York-based designer is the...

  • Of Obama’s leadership lessons

    Unapologetically Right |  Tuhin A Sinha
    When US President, Barrack Obama, in his speech in the Indian Parliament, chided India for not condemning the human rights violations by an oppressive Burmese...

  • Sagarika Ghose's blog: Listen to the 'little people'

    Bloody Mary |  Sagarika Ghose
    Indo-US ties are led by people not governments My 13-year-old daughter has been depressed lately. She's missed her favourite TV show 'Friends' due to ...

  • Transacted transactions: The Indo-US joint

    ON THE ROCKS: No Watering Down |  Ipsita Shome
    Remember the team that accompanied George Bush Jr. on his visit to India in 2006? It was relatively different from the one Barack Obama has...

  • Will President Obama be fussy about handshakes?

    Espresso Economics |  Vivian Fernandes
    President Barack Obama is not visiting Bangalore or Hyderabad but can he avoid shaking hands with IT industry leaders? Right-wing radio hosts and channels like...