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, 1 month ago
IMAGE: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif with Pakistan's next army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa in Islamabad. Photograph: PID/Reuters Will Pakistan's new army chief cool down tensions with India? General Bajwa, who commanded the 10 Corps that looks after Pakistan's border with India, is unlikely to change his army's and nation's policy on Kashmir,' says Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar. The appointment of the new army chief in Pakistan invariably becomes an edifying spectacle for Indian ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
'Castro's huge appeal lies in the fact that he stood up to the Americans.' 'However, it becomes difficult to be judgmental about his legacy, because there are huge uncertainties about the future of the Cuba that he built,' says Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar. I have been under immense pressure to keep a timeline from the editor to write an obituary on Fidel Castro, whom I have adored ever since my college days in the tumultuous sixties when he walked into the life and times of our generation in ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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