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Congress the grand victor of the 2009 Indian elections

So, the bitterly contested election results of the Indian Lok Sabha (Parliamentary elections) are out, and it is the incumbent party, the Congress Party that is the decisive winner. During the course of the campaign and even during the month long multi-stage voting process, it seemed that there was a tight fight between the Congress […]

Climate change and impact on coral reefs and fishing

Climate change, and the efforts needed to counter it, are among some of the hottest topics in the last 1-2 decades; it is also easy to see that the effort to discuss the needs for combating climate change is more than actual work being done to reduce emissions (climate change needs quick action and some […]

Pakistan finally takes on the Taliban

For months now, people in Pakistan and the world have wondered about the inaction of Pakistan in dealing with the Taliban. The Pakistani Taliban (hard to differentiate between the Afghan and the Pakistani Taleban since they both respect Mullah Omar as the supreme leader), already present in the hard regions of Pakistan that touch Afghanistan, […]

The shift by Senator Specter – and what this means for US politics

It is the wish of every US president to have a compliant Congress that will vote his way for the bills that he wants. Many Presidents have had the horror of having to veto bills that have been passed by Congress that they do not like, and also had the inverse effect of seeing their […]