The budget is laced with what will likely prove to be overly roseate expectations. Although large spending increases are slated for educational and social programs, the government is banking that faster economic growth will generate an 18-percent rise in tax revenue
The Supreme Court’s decision to set parameters for withdrawal of medically unproductive aid to terminally ill patients would have been truly rewarding if the august Court had not fallen into the Abrahamic mindset of viewing life in opposition to death.
In calendar terms, it’s only been a short time. In July 2008, Manmohan Singh courageously placed his premiership on the line and won a dramatic no-confidence vote in the Indian parliament over the U.S.-India civilian nuclear accord.
The argument for Balkanizing Pakistan or, more specifically, fragmenting the Islamic Republic so it's easier to police and economically develop, has been on the table since Pakistan's birth in 1947 when the country was spit out of a British laboratory.
The terrible earthquake and the disastrous sweep of the tsunami has left a trail of suffering in Japan. As our hearts go out to the Japanese, and to the impacted people, every natural disaster should provide us an opportunity to access where we have gone wrong.