TRUMP TRAUMA

article

His rightist views had helped him win Indian saffornite voters and donors in the US, but his stance on visa has made him a scare even for India’s saffron PM Narendra Modi

He announced a wall to stop migrants from Mexico escaping to the US. He swore that he will debar Moslems from entering his country. He screamed against Hispanics, and wanted to throw them out. And he has done some of

that already.

In the last week of January this year, America erupted in a spontaneous protest against his actually carrying out all these. He took America out of the Trans-Pacific- Partnership, which die hard Republicans held would damage the US. He banned entry of immigrants and asylum seekers from seven Islamic countries and went on a Whitist rampage, suggesting that now even Pakistan, US’ best friend in Asia, may also be listed as banned. Curiously, he is clever enough to hold out the olive branch for India, saying that we have contributed hugely towards America. Is it because Indians like Shalabh ‘Salli’ Kumar are part of the American Right the billionaire donated almost one lakh dollars and flew in Bollywood stars for Trump’s Republican Hindu do in New Jersey during the long and acrimonious campaign?

Then his police detained two Iranian refugees at the airport, and America exploded. “Court to cabbies, America walls up against visa ban”, headlined one major Indian newspaper. Cabbies, almost all of them of Asian origin and mostly from Pakistan, jammed airport roads.

FOR MORE SUBSCRIBE NOW

found-inner-peace

“She had found inner peace”

T o write about Indira Gandhi in a short article is virtually impossible. My correspondence with her, published by Penguin entitled ‘Kashmir and...

The-smiling-Iron-lady

The Smiling Iron Lady

As India is celebrating the birth centenary of Indira Gandhi, I feel it is the appropriate time to reflect on some of her qualities, as a leader and ...

The-Southern-Crooks

The Southern Crooks

Politics, cinema and godmen are the three major addictionsfor the people of India. In south India, there is just a hairline which separates all the th...

Privacy--Legalities-Feasibilities

Privacy, Legalities, Feasibilities

On August 24, 2017, India awoke to a new beginning with the Supreme Court recognising the right to privacy as a fundamental right giving it protecti...

 
clay-feet-of-god

Clay Feet of God

Till he resigned as chief minister of the three-party grand alliance government in Bihar last month, Nitish Kumar had emerged as a face of alternative...

bihar-Booze

Bihar Booze: spaced out

The phone call came to the man sitting in his Exhibition Road ‘operations’ theatre in Patna. There was a smile on his face, a beaming smile. He wo...

cast-e-away

Cast-e Away

Caste system in Hindus has been a favourite subject of researchers, academics and social commentators and rightly so, as it has played an important ro...

tamil-malaise

Tamil malaise

Did Rs 3,500 crore go from the state government coffers in Tamil Nadu when nearly 500 people committed suicide of died from other causes in the wake o...

magzine-cover
ads