Columnist 


Debasish Mitra



About the Author


The author is the Opinion Editor of Times of Oman.

Columns

Racism is very much alive and kicking

We were actually plain naïve or just idiots to believe that we have done away with racism when apartheid in South Africa ended, The reality is — racism isn't over, it is all over the world ...

Quake exposes Asia's widening fault lines

Modi government was already worried over China's $46 billion funding to Pakistan and it does not want another pocket of Beijing's influence growing in yet another neighbourhood...

The debate within

IS, Boko Haram, Al Shabab, Taliban and even Al Qaeda are simply engaged in a fierce contest to force down the form of religious doctrines the states in the Middle East and Muslim world should adopt...

Their brothers have forsaken Palestinians

Israel finds courage to commit crimes in Gaza and get away with impunity every time because the Arabs have not been an effective opposition beyond being rhetorical...

Grass only said, 'What Must Be Said'

And in his courage to stand against the Goliath the octogenarian litterateur had become the conscience of the world as much as that of the Germans...

Need to strengthen Arab civil society

Past hundred years of Arab history have been a saga of monarchic rule and colonial subjugation, diminution of factors which could have helped germination of civil society...

Instability defines Middle East today

Four years later, the giddy enthusiasm is long gone and the region is wracked by turmoil and bloodshed. Far from being liberated from despotism, Arabia today is in stony desolation...

Threat from failed states more perceived than real

With the end of the Cold War the Communists suddenly ceased to be an existential threat to the United States and Western Europe. But the enemy did not die nor did animosity...

His Majesty Sultan Qaboos has given Oman a sense of purpose

With the gift of hind sight, it can safely be surmised that Oman owes much to His Majesty's administrative reforms for its growth, development, modernisation and entry into the twenty first century...

When life hurts grant us the blessing of death

Even in twenty first century we are denied of the right to die only because this right is perceived to come in direct conflict with a monopolistic judicial power of the governments to take away lives...

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