Tag: Germany

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  • Iraqi PM to visit Saudi Arabia to boost ties

    Iraqi PM to visit Saudi Arabia to boost ties

    Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi on Tuesday said he will visit Saudi Arabia on Wednesday to promote bilateral relations.

    April 17, 2019
  • The myth of nationalism

    The myth of nationalism

    The list of India‘s unknown heroes and heroines whose cumulative sacrifices won our freedom from colonial yoke is worn by every Indian on his/her sleeve. Being Hindu is one thing; to imbibe and propagate the inclusivity of Hinduism (as distinct from an aberrant Hindutva) and economic and social progress are the unique and stellar tests of nationalism, as much as it is the constitutional duty of a government to assure India's cosmopolitan view of life.

    April 14, 2019
  • Sunshine at UN

    Sunshine at UN

    The drawing of the Security Council drapes was intended to protect diplomats from flying shards of glass in the event of another attack.

    April 8, 2019
  • Tea exports down 7% in volume during Jan-Feb

    Tea exports down 7% in volume during Jan-Feb

    Exports to the UK at 1.16 million kg were down in the period under review, as against 1.85 million kgs shipped out in the year-ago period while exports at 1.61 million kg to Germany during the period were also down from 1.85 million kg exported in the corresponding months of 2018.

    April 6, 2019
  • Indian couple stabbed in Germany, husband dead; Sushma Swaraj reaches out to family

    Indian couple stabbed in Germany, husband dead; Sushma Swaraj reaches out to family

    Swaraj also expressed her condolences to the bereaved family.

    March 30, 2019
  • Oh, Europe!

    Oh, Europe!

    The advantages of being in Europe and participating in its process of opening up small units and merging into larger units, is so obvious, particularly to the younger generation. It is unfortunate that the country we have been looking for leadership in Europe, the United Kingdom, makes such a tortuous, curvaceous, farcical performance out of a decision which ought to lead towards a mentality and social reality which, to such a large extent, already exists and only needs to be embraced.

    March 28, 2019
  • Ardern, and not Erdogan, must drive global agenda

    Ardern, and not Erdogan, must drive global agenda

    Erdogan's attempts to politicise the Christchurch murders are a clear move at influencing the upcoming local elections scheduled on March 31 where his ruling Islamic AK party is a major contestant.

    March 24, 2019
  • UEFA Euro 2020 qualifiers: Germany held to 1-1 draw by Serbia

    UEFA Euro 2020 qualifiers: Germany held to 1-1 draw by Serbia

    Serbia's Jovic had the chance to double the lead three minutes later but Lukas Klostermann blocked the shot at the last second inside the box.

    March 21, 2019
  • EU hobbled by its own limitations

    EU hobbled by its own limitations

    What is worse is that leading EU nations (notably Britain and France) participated in unjust and unnecessary invasions or interventions in countries like Iraq and Libya.

    January 25, 2019
  • It’s time to defuse the population time bomb

    It’s time to defuse the population time bomb

    If we remain reluctant to fight the problem of unchecked population growth, then in course of time it can have adverse repercussions on the future of India’s economy as our country would practically be painting itself into a corner of stagnation.

    January 24, 2019
  • Eclipse of the Old Order

    Eclipse of the Old Order

    The general perception in Europe was that democracy had won the war. It is true that the principles of democracy and republicanism emerged victorious and nationalism appeared to be their natural ally. The War posed a serious challenge to the old order of Europe putting an end to dynastic rule in several European countries. The old order changed yielding place to the new, but against a heavy price.

    December 13, 2018
  • Read and Perform

    Read and Perform

    Tagore scholarship has two aims. One, it should bring out the history of Tagore's life and the historical context of his works. It must be a contribution to the history of literature. Two, it is meant to explain and interpret Tagore's creations so that they are better understood and appreciated and made relevant in our contemporary context. Reading on Tagore should lead to reading Rabindranath Tagore himself

    December 2, 2018
  • 100 years on, their war rages

    100 years on, their war rages

    There was something gruesomely familiar about the way we commemorated the supposed end of the First World War a hundred years ago. Not just the waterfalls of poppies and the familiar names – Mons, the Somme, Ypres, Verdun – but the almost total silence about all those who died in the First World War, whose …

    November 18, 2018
  • Mrs Merkel’s exit

    Mrs Merkel’s exit

    The German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, has signalled her intent to relinquish office in 2021. Politically, she has been increasingly fragile in recent years and her decision to take the bow has doubtless been influenced by the rather dismal performance of her centre-right Christian Democratic Union (CDU) in the regional election in Hesse. It is still …

    November 4, 2018
  • Merkel loses trust

    Merkel loses trust

    In a remarkable moment of candour, the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, has admitted that “trust has been lost” with the regional election in Bavaria, a severe electoral setback for the coalition. There have been no resignations yet despite the disastrous result for two of her coalition partners. Nor for that matter has there been any …

    October 19, 2018
  • Democracies world-over face internal and external challenges: German leader

    Democracies world-over face internal and external challenges: German leader

    ‘’There is not only an external challenge to democracies in terms of globalisation but also the internal challenge of erosion of democratic structures and processes,’’ he said.

    October 18, 2018
  • Prelude to Tyranny

    Prelude to Tyranny

    History does not exactly repeat, but it shows a pattern that is useful to discern. The pattern that is perilous to ignore is a series of twists in the body politic that seem unimportant or harmless, but end in a disastrous slide to misrule and tyranny. Plato talked about the shrewd demagogues who subvert a …

    October 3, 2018