Columnist 


Debasish Mitra



About the Author


The author is the Opinion Editor of Times of Oman.

Columns

Indian women target of a vicious campaign

Let us be honest. It is time for us Indians to admit that ours is a country not for women. Ours is a society which does not want to admit that our women have been equal partners...

Attempts to remake Eden are dangerous

They would be the creations created by us transgressing the constraints of natural evolution and putting the clock faster. They would be the products of new genomics technologies...

West's moves bring back the Age of Anxiety

What we fear, on the contrary, is return of the Age of Anxiety which defined Europe between 1919 and 1939. This may lead the continent towards a fresh collapse of armistice...

Sisi is taking Egypt away from democracy

In Egypt, repression is being used to wipe out opposition and silence the voices of dissent. Mass arrests and executions are used not for waging war on terror but to legitimise murder of democracy...

Baseless are the rants of the West on Crimea

What surprises us most is the manner in which the West and the United States have reacted to Putin taking back what has always been Russia's. And didn't the United States do the same in Cuba in 1962 ...

Ukraine crisis triggers nuclear proliferation

Across the world the message is now loud and clear. Giving up nuclear arsenal and weapon programmes could be risky. Non-proliferation seems to have gone for a toss...

Black parents in US live in fear of police

Petrified parents are angry because they never thought that in a democracy like the United States they would have to remain vigilant so that police never lock up their children...

Not World War III; it's Cold War II in offing...

In the past 25 years following the disintegration of USSR and since Cold War ended, Russia has been the biggest loser. Its powers and influence in Europe and Eurasia suffered massive diminution...

Europe and US have legitimised neo-Nazis

How appropriate is the title of the book Charles P. Pierce wrote. He called it, Idiot America: How Stupidity Became a Virtue in the Land of the Free. ...

Japan surrendered as it ran out of options

The plan went for a toss when Russia declared war against the Axis powers, joined the Allied forces, attacked Manchuria and Sakhalin Island and moved away from mediating Japan's surrender...

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