Lefty in the White House
The Left may have found itself summarily dropped off on the highway for going overboard with its display of backseat-driving of the UPA government bus. But in America, a startling development might give them some hope — at least, till the second glance.
It’s certain now that with Hillary Clinton out of the US presidential race, the 44th President of the United States of America will be a lefty. But before anyone starts thinking that Guantanamo Bay is about to be taken over by Castro’s Cuba or that Joseph McCarthy will be forced to spin triple somersaults in his grave, let us quickly point out that by ‘lefty’ we mean ‘left-handed’, not someone of an ideological position that requires him to toast a drink each time with “Death to crony capitalism and neo-imperialistic hegemons”!
Both Barack Obama and John McCain are southpaws — as were Harry Truman, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, George Bush Sr and Bill Clinton. With 7-10 per cent of the world’s adult population left-handed, perhaps there is some sort of natural selection of leadership hidden somewhere. Our PM? Well, after calling the Left’s bluff, he has shown that he’s ambidextrous.
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- Since the last four days, Srinagar and other parts of Kashmir are observing freezing temperatures and a cold wave.
- The aim is to provide a level-playing field in media and a platform to redress public grievances against digital media
- Razdan said she has lodged a complaint with the police and requested “immediate steps to identify, apprehend and prosecute perpetrators of this abominable attack".
- Srinivasan had been on several long bike tours and expeditions, travelling to 36 countries and several continents, including America, Europe, Asia and Australia.
- While Hindi and English have been mostly used during the proceedings of the House, members preferring to speak in the 21 other scheduled Indian languages has increased to over five times per sitting in 2020 compared to the 14-year period between 2004-17.
- Cold wave or 'severe’ cold wave conditions are also very likely over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and east Madhya Pradesh during the next two days