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The Trayvor Martin Case

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English: Barack Obama speaking at a rally at the University of Minnesota Field House in Minneapolis (Photo credit: Wikipedia) (published in Vishwa Sandesh)

The Trayvor Martin Case
By Paramendra Bhagat (www.paramendra.com)

The Trayvor Martin Case has been roiling America. When the incident happened Barack Obama went on television to declare that if he had had a son, he might have looked like Trayvor Martin. Now he has come out to say that 35 years ago he himself might have been Trayvor Martin.

Putting a black man in the White House is quite a slap to 500 years of world history. But race is too deep and complicated an issue to be resolved by one black man's elevation to high office. And Barack Obama just admitted as much. It is gutsy for the guy to talk about it in such plain language.

The details of what happened on that fateful day are hazy and conflicted. But the facts remain that Martin was shot dead and Zimmerman, the killer, has been acquitted by a jury. In February 2012 i…

Bihar BJP: Let The Erosion Begin

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Flag of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), a national political party in India. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) The BJP has no prospects either in Patna or in Delhi no more. The only reason the BJP did well in the last two Bihar elections was because it was allied with Nitish Kumar. Now that that alliance is no more a lot more BJP MLAs should worry about their political futures in the state. It would be smart to jump ship and straight ahead join the JD(U). Smart is that smart does.

Bihar BJP rocked by dissidence, accuses JD(U) of poaching MLAs
Hit by dissidence in Bihar, BJP alleges Nitish Kumar trying to split the party
Bihar BJP suspends lawmaker for criticizing state chief Sushil Modi
BJP suspends rebel Bihar MLA Amarkanth Gami
Bihar BJP in more trouble as rebel MLAs threaten to join JD(U)
Trouble in BJP's Bihar unit, sources say many leaders likely to join JD(U)
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The First Black President And The Age Old Issue Of Race

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With his family by his side, Barack Obama is sworn in as the 44th president of the United States by Chief Justice of the United States John G. Roberts, Jr. in Washington, D.C., Jan. 20, 2009. More than 5,000 men and women in uniform are providing military ceremonial support to the presidential inauguration, a tradition dating back to George Washington's 1789 inauguration. VIRIN: 090120-F-3961R-919 (Photo credit: Wikipedia) You can put a black man in the White House and that is quite a statement to 500 years of world history, but race is too deep and complicated an issue to be resolved by one black man's elevation to high office. And Barack Obama just admitted as much. Gutsy for the guy to talk about it in such plain language.
“I think it’s important to recognize that the African-American community is looking at this issue through a set of experiences and a history that — that doesn’t go away,” Mr. Obama said in the briefing room. “There are very few African-American men in th…

India 2014: Doing The Math For Nitish

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हिन्दी: देश के उप राष्ट्रपति मोहम्मद हामिद अंसारी पटना में पूर्व मुख्यमंत्री सत्येन्द्र नारायण सिन्हा(छोटे साहब) की 94वीं जयंती पर आयोजित व्याख्यानमाला श्रंखला पर पूर्व सांसद किशोरी सिन्हा और मुख्यमंत्री नीतीश कुमार के साथ (Photo credit: Wikipedia) (Published in Vishwa Sandesh)

India 2014: Doing The Math For Nitish
By Paramendra Bhagat

India is the most colorful, interesting democracy on earth. I read about Indian politics pretty much daily. And I am half Indian like Barack Obama is half white, the other half of me being Nepali. The impending 2014 elections in India are of tremendous interest to me. I have a feeling 2014 might throw up a strong non-BJP, non-Congress candidate for Prime Minister.

My half Indian part is Bihari. And so there is some bias there. But Nitish has got to be my favorite politician on the planet today. I say that as Barack Obama’s first full time volunteer in all of New York City. Nitish is my Lula.

I see the political arithmetic going Nitish Kumar’s way. Le…

Non Intervention In Syria Has Been A Mistake

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