The only warmth we can expect in the days ahead should be in the heated exchanges between climate change denialists and alarmists.
Unfortunately, both the Indian and American media decided to pick sides on l’affaire Devyani Khobragade. India-US relations have been reduced to the sort of chest-thumping that may have well suited diplomatic links in prehistoric times. Anirudh Bhattacharyya writes.
While participating in these seasonal sprees is a difficult task because of the crowds, there are many who are holding out for the return of the 8-Track or, better yet, the Radiogram, writes Anirudh Bhattacharyya.
Instead of Selfie or 404, the word for 2013 should have been Fixie, somewhat like a selfie in giving an impression of being the real solution for a problem. This is because the year has been marked by a bunch of fixes that will only create others. Anirudh Bhattacharyya writes.
Ripping apart the Iron Curtain was expected to dispel the darkness, not create a situation where a German artist projects a message upon the US Embassy in Berlin that reads, 'United Stasi of America'. Anirudh Bhattacharyya writes.
Hollywood may have influenced the publishing industry’s new focus. The website Den of Geek has compiled a list that puts it succinctly: “57 movie remakes and reboots currently in development.” Anirudh Bhattacharyya writes.
Since his team was ousted from the NBA post-season, Metta World Peace, the hoopster formerly known as Ron Artest, probably used the leisure afforded to him to sleep in. On Monday, he tweeted, “Happy labour day… Enjoy it.”
As US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spent time this week schmoozing with Indian external affairs minister SM Krishna at the US-India Strategic Dialogue in Washington, the Obama administration was engaged in a strategic dialogue with her husband, former President Bill Clinton. The gist of that conversation could well have been: "Shut up, please."
Television viewers in India are fortunate in that they are spared scary attack ads every election cycle. That does have a drawback though - it leaves unemployed thousands of voiceover artists with scary baritones, the sort of person that can make a grocery list sound like a Lashkar-e-Taiba threat.
The United Nations (UN) headquarters is the only office building in New York City where it’s legal to smoke, since it’s not considered American territory. Anirudh Bhattacharyya writes.
Even as the London Olympics commence, we have already been informed that the United States will emerge with the maximum gold medals from the competition. Anirudh Bhattacharyya
Revolution’s in the air, 9 mm in my hand. No, those aren’t quite John Lennon’s peace-in lyrics. They belong to Wade Michael Page, writes Anirudh Bhattacharyya
The republican national convention heads to Tampa next week with a wary eye on Hurricane Isaac, but there’s an unnatural disaster in the eye of the storm. Anirudh Bhattacharyya
A divided American electorate two months before the Presidential election: There’s one vision on the right, another on the left, and those in the middle looking for a balanced perspective are on the horns of a dilemma, Anirudh Bhattacharyya
Obama has been so busy countering the domestic threat posed by his Republican opponent Mitt Romney that he’s attended less than half of his daily intelligence briefings. Anirudh Bhattacharyya