Bhopinder Singh

Bhopinder Singh

Joe Biden slips with his soldiers

Joe Biden slips with his soldiers

Wednesday, 15 September 2021 | Bhopinder Singh

The POTUS, who managed five draft deferments from going to Vietnam, is again found wanting in his treatment of the US soldier in Afghanistan Joe Biden is the 46th President of the United States, but not one of the 29 who served in the military, in some capacity. He had managed...

The dangerous habit of ‘reverse swing’

The dangerous habit of ‘reverse swing’

Tuesday, 06 July 2021 | Bhopinder Singh

Despite the initial hoopla for changes with promises of ‘Naya Pakistan’, New Delhi has witnessed no U-turn of the type that it would rather see Like any successful and unhinged politician, cricketer Imran Khan can seamlessly usurp accolades for things that he often didn’t do himself, eg invent “reverse swing”,...

The US has aided extremism in Iran

The US has aided extremism in Iran

Tuesday, 29 June 2021 | Bhopinder Singh

The moderates had no substantive case to justify their re-election and their popularity plummeted, and the US facilitated their helplessness The history of the fractured US-Iranian relationship is fraught with deliberate amnesia and convenient posturing on both sides that lays a disproportionately large blame on the Iranian side, in driving Iran...

Diplomatic avenues across the sea

Diplomatic avenues across the sea

Tuesday, 22 June 2021 | Bhopinder Singh

Politically and historically, India has always been a steadfast ally of the Maldives. At home or at global platforms, India selflessly watches its back The archipelagic nation of Maldives has witnessed tectonic undercurrents of geopolitical one-upmanship and unrest, which belie its idyllic perceptions. India’s historically benign and non-expansionist outlook ensured that...

Apolitical soldiers tire of bombast

Apolitical soldiers tire of bombast

Friday, 04 June 2021 | Bhopinder Singh

The ‘nation-is-the-strongest-when-it-is-united’, as said by US President Joe Biden, holds true for all nations. The thought matters! There are frequently interchanged political expressions like the Right-wing, nationalistic or conservative, to suggest a certain typology in democracies, globally. Amongst the “Uniformed”/veteran communities, empirical data does suggest a historical bias towards these socially...

Foreboding future for ‘minorities’ in Af-Pak

Foreboding future for ‘minorities’ in Af-Pak

Wednesday, 26 May 2021 | Bhopinder Singh

Pakistan has bequeathed its cancerous approach onto the terror groups in Afghanistan, and the future of minorities there is dark and foreboding MA Jinnah’s first nominated Cabinet was more accommodative as compared to the Pakistani politics of today — he nominated JN Mandal, a Hindu, as the first Law Minister; Zafarullah...

Francophobic in ‘land of the pure’

Francophobic in ‘land of the pure’

Wednesday, 12 May 2021 | Bhopinder Singh

Incited by an ultra-religious outfit, Pakistan is protesting France’s views on the freedom of speech and radical Islam The difference in the governance impulses and compulsions between the Fifth Republic, ie France, and the ostensible “land of the pure”, ie Pakistan, could not be more glaring. Like all nations who have...

Those who leave no man behind

Those who leave no man behind

Tuesday, 27 April 2021 | Bhopinder Singh

Sadly, the age-old creed of nemo resideo was violated when the joint security team came under fire from Maoists in Chhattisgarh The professional construct of a military soldier is deliberately drilled and freighted with sacred ethos, timeless values and spirited regimentation that almost defy the modern-age perspectives of practicality, individualism and...

State Editions

Rains in State till Oct 22

18 October 2021 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

4 ZP prez posts reserved each for OBCs, SCs

18 October 2021 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

What made Min Tudu lose tempers?

18 October 2021 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Centurion prof gets Union Govt grant

18 October 2021 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

‘Japan a trusted partner in Odisha's industrial growth'

18 October 2021 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

‘Let Goa, Jaipur flights from BBSR go via Jharsuguda'

18 October 2021 | NIMAI CHARAN SAHU | Bhubaneswar

Sunday Edition

Astroturf : Worship in celebratory mode

17 October 2021 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | Agenda

Eating Out Right

17 October 2021 | Excerpt | Agenda

In the footsteps of Ram

17 October 2021 | Navneet Mendiratta | Agenda

Talktime | ‘I get excited by hearing voices that are not generic’

17 October 2021 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer

Bolly World

17 October 2021 | IANS | Sunday Pioneer

Virtual turns real

17 October 2021 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer