'If tempers all over the country are so fragile that they can be lost because a couple of film stars give their child the same name as a 14th-century warlord, exactly what sort of compromises can be palatable?' asks Mihir S Sharma. Donald Trump is a sore winner. This has come as something of a surprise. Everyone expected him to be a sore loser, but nobody expected that, were he to win, he would nevertheless declare his own election rigged, constantly grouse about what Hillary Clinton’s ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
One of the most favourite activities of Christmas is decorating the Christmas tree. From England to Lebanon, here are some of 2016’s most over-the-top Christmas trees. >> LONDON, ENGLAND The Christmas tree outside Number 10, Downing Street is lit up after being switched on by British Prime Minister Theresa May in London. Photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty Images >> WASHINGTON, DC, USA The National Christmas Tree is lit up after US President Barack Obama and his ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago The world lights up for Christmas Rediff.com, 2 months ago
'You can ascribe any ideology to him, and it will be equally right or equally wrong.''Even though the comrades on the Left will never admit it, he seems as much Stalinist as capitalist,' says T V R Shenoy. 'Is Donald Trump a Communist?' a voice bellowed across a transcontinental line early one morning. My first thought was that I had misheard. My telephone connection has intermittent problems, and in any case I was groggy (the result of staying up half the night to watch the American ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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