M K Bhadrakumar observes: By any reckoning, the Indian statement on the terrorist attack on the Sardar Daud Khan hospital in Kabul on Friday has been intemperate and excessive. What emotion Delhi sought to convey through this statement remains unclear. Sorrow? Pain? Anger? Frustration? Revenge? Threat? It is all rather mumbo-jumbo, as if random phrases culled out from the dusty files have been assembled to form sentences.The result is that India sounds bombastic and aggressive ... Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
In his famous existentialist essay The Tragic Sense of Life, the Spanish philosopher, novelist, poet and academic Miguel de Unamuno (1864-1936) describes people's concern with their legacy as a "tremendous struggle to singularise ourselves, to survive in some way in the memory of others and of posterity. It is this struggle that gives tone, colour, and character to our society." The desire to bequeath a lasting legacy is a trait of most politicians. But a theoretical construct of ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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