Today, Northern Ireland will have been without a government for 593 days because Protestants and Catholics can't agree on the terms of cooperation
The ultimate was surely Yudhishthira's immortal "Aswathama hatha...", followed by a whispered "iti narova kunjarova..."
With protests and the Knesset split over Netanyahu's new law reiterating that Israel is a monocultural country, it can't be called a unanimous expression of the national will
From sports to diplomacy, trade to warfront - the British 'ability' to proclaim victory in the jaws of defeat is unique
Britain's National Health Service is bitterly criticised. But it's the envy of the world and makes Britain great
Corruption wasn't just a problem during Najib's time. It was also part of a matrix of mysteries when Mahathir was prime minister
Being blackballed by the Allahabad Club, for instance, drove Jawaharlal Nehru into nationalist politics
There's a move afoot to nominate the British Queen for a Nobel peace prize for her 60-year service to the Commonwealth. Does she deserve it?
North Korea's nuclear missile programmes and the evidence of Kim's visit to Beijing can only further strengthen China's financial and diplomatic hold
Blackmail on one side and bullying on the other doesn't make for a constructive partnership
Has the average Indian become slave of gadgets that were invented to serve him?
Is it possible for even the greatest of Indians to discard the bonds of caste, class, clan or straightforward profit in favour of austere principles?
The patronage of one of the few public personalities who criticise growing intolerance can liberate vegetarianism from bondage to politics associated with bans and lynching
India, the principal beneficiary of Bhandari's re-election to the ICJ, must think of cleansing its justice system to narrow the gap between domestic reality and international reputation
India is a notoriously poor country with notoriously rich people who can't afford to let on they are rich