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
Romney flashed his teeth to the audience, and took some large bites off the president’s aura. Obama, meanwhile, once again bolstered his conservation credentials by recycling promises that were used by him in 2008, Anirudh Bhattacharyya writes.
Welcome to the brave new media world of elections, where hashtags are used to harangue opponents, the first election in the world where Twitter is a player. Anirudh Bhattacharyya
In April last year, less than a month before general elections in Canada, the country’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper campaigned in the Toronto suburb of Brampton with an unusual figure: Bollywood star Akshay Kumar. The Prime Minister’s wife Laureen Harper also briefly danced with the actor.
About 12 months back, the re-election of Barack Obama appeared a lost cause simply because the president appeared lost in a policy vacuum, buffeted by high unemployment numbers and low approval, writes Anirudh Bhattacharyya
Even as Broadwell and Petraeus were redefining the meanings of terms like exclusive access and embedding, it appears these clandestine operations weren’t quite limited to them. Anirudh Bhattacharyya
We are at a true inflection point in history where Bieber’s been bested and there’s wonderment in the world. But the non-Bieber besotted have emitted a PSY of relief. Anirudh Bhattacharyya
We interrupt this regularly scheduled column to bring you this special message: The world's expiry date is next Friday. Anirudh Bhattacharyya
In recent months, Toronto Transit has featured a series of advertisements from Penguin Canada that reflects the 2012 trend that softcore reading matters to the industry. This, of course, is the '50 Shades' genre. Anirudh Bhattacharyya writes.
If this week’s inhuman killing of two Indian jawans near the Line of Control seems like a movie we’ve seen before, it may spawn sequels in the months ahead, writes Anirudh Bhattacharyya
From pragmatic to dogmatic, from post-partisan to party hawk: that's how US President Barack Obama has trended from his inaugurations in 2009 to 2013, as he has set himself up to lead from the left. Anirudh Bhattacharyya writes.
Even as his administration, rightly enough, tries to curtail gun violence in the country, US President Barack Obama was trying to disarm critics by creating an image of a regular American guy by clutching a gun by his side, writes Anirudh Bhattacharyya
The annual Academy Awards telecast, just hours away, marks 12 months of awesome and awful cinema. If one movie stands out for me in this period, not to be conflated with outstanding, it has to be Comrade Kim Goes Flying, writes Anirudh Bhattacharyya.
John Kerry is essentially complaining about being unable to shut the stable door after the horse has already bolted, possibly onto the plate of a British diner. Anirudh Bhattacharyya writes.