Indo-Pak peace talks should continue despite the recent terrorist attacks

Efforts to have a thaw in the relationship with Pakistan have always been fraught with undesirable consequences. That it is a part of an intentionally designed ploy is anybody's guess. The brazen attack on the Indian Air Force base at Pathankot recently rises apart from issues relating to security the extent of operational success that the ultras from across the border can achieve. While it

Beef row - A potential threat to communal harmony

The row over 'Beef' has assumed alarming proportions in India. The issue has become so ominous that communal foment is gradually but steadily spreading its wings. The issue will have larger ramifications if the violence and outburst is not quelled at least at this stage. It is a multidimensional issue that has got a lot to do with the belief, custom and practice of the people of various

H. E. Maithripala Sirisena – My Tryst with Humility

I was overwhelmed by the modesty and nobility of the President of Sri Lanka, His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena as I had the privilege of meeting him at the International Air Port at Kochi. Despite being the Head of the State, His Excellency chose to retain his moorings by taking a commercial flight. He has rightly set an example for others to emulate. The discussion with His Excellency


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