Columnist 


Debasish Mitra



About the Author


The author is the Opinion Editor of Times of Oman.

Columns

Israel's map of pain is a diabolic device

The map of pain that Israel has drawn to punish Hamas is diabolical. Killing Palestinians has today become 'Israel's primary strategic instrument'. ...

How many more will Israel kill in Gaza?

Repeated infliction of collective punishment on the Palestinians and growing existential angst among them are fast expanding 'into a wider war with unpredictable consequences'. ...

Isis is the backlash of an unreal revolution

Quintessentially, Arab Spring which has gone horribly wrong and has spawned dangerous counter revolutionary forces including Isis and proto-dictators almost everywhere across Arabia,...

Stop this mayhem and save the children

They are the children of conflict found everywhere across the world These children are living either maimed or orphaned in a state of constant collision of conflicts between reality and fantasy...

Obama must revise US policies in Middle East

The rise of the latest threat needs to be confronted, challenged and eliminated only through realignment of the US alliances in Middle East...

From Karachi to Mosul terror is the winner

Fall of Mosul and Tikrit is the effect of utterly wrong policies pursued by the US in Middle East. Neither President Barack Obama nor his predecessor George W. Bush can avoid their culpabilities...

Love loss for democracy more palpable than ever

But, in most of Southeast Asia and perhaps elsewhere in the world, there is now a general willingness to trade some of the freedoms with economic developments, security and social justice...

Tobacco tax is the best way to curb smoking

The Sultanate's move to use tax as weapon in war on tobacco, however, is a step in right direction and has been endorsed even by the World Bank. ...

US intervention won't be in Nigeria's interest

In barbarity of its crime Boko Haram's abduction of over 200 school girls and its threat to sell them as slaves is outrageous. These girls have to be rescued and Boko Haram certainly wiped out...

Far-right nationalism strikes roots in India

The rise of the far or extreme right polity is a reality in India today, strengthening the threat of ideological contamination of politics. Social mosaic of the subcontinent is now in serious jeopardy...

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