Columnist 


Debasish Mitra



About the Author


The author is the Opinion Editor of Times of Oman.

Columns

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...

But, why did India ban India's Daughter?

Could Modi government prevent Indians watching India's Daughter? His government invited a tsunami of negative publicity which painted India in dark hues and Leslee Udwin a martyr of free expression ...

Women's Day: Time to challenge hypocrisies

For long, patriarchy of Indian society has been sledge hammering women, vilifying nearly one half of our demography and mortifying our women in manners which will put even the cavemen to shame...

Oromos face chilling oppression in Ethiopia

Plurality, respect for basic democratic values and tolerance for dissent have never been the fortes for which Ethiopia is known in the world...

Colonisation never had any civilising mission

Ko's attempt to legitimise colonialism is depraved. It smacks of intellectual perverseness and betrays an attitude or mindset of a lackey...

AAP victory a blow for 'politics of arrogance'

Arrogance and efforts to tear apart India's secular fabric received a befitting response from the people in Delhi. It is time for Modi, BJP and RSS to realise India does not need religious homogeneity...

AAP's re-emergence a good sign for polity

Nearly nine months have passed since the BJP has come to power. And within this short span of time the romance of a Modified India appears to have worn thin...

Eric Holder has reasons for keeping up at night

We cannot deny that to wreak havoc terrorists no longer need dirty bombs, chemical weapons, explosives. They no longer need to fly any planes into the tall skyscrapers...

Law-breakers at the helm as lawmakers

My ancestors allowed felons to monopolise politics of my country and I too carried their sin forward, ...

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