Jasdev Singh Rai
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A medical doctor with a MA in politics and some time to spare. Has long interest in governance, human and political rights issues. With some time to spare.

Written and published academic papers on ethics, gender foeticide, anti terrorism, freedom of conscience, conflict resolution and Sikh philosophy. Developed and written a critique on Universalism for UNESCO in the ethics agenda for UNESCO.

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Ukraine, We Need a New Script

(0) Comments | Posted 5 March 2014 | (22:49)

The 'West' is looking weak in Ukraine. So much that a Russian newspaper provocatively predicted Putin to be next leader of the 'Free World'. Of all ironies! The West has in someway to blame itself for the dilemma it is in. It has failed to write itself a script adapted...

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SAS and Golden Temple. Has the FCO moved on from Pre War Britain yet?

(0) Comments | Posted 19 January 2014 | (21:12)

Thirty years later the attack on the Golden Temple, called Operation Blue Star (1984) still remains a fresh wound within the worldwide Sikh community. This is why the revelations of the British SAS advising the Indian Army has angered the British Sikh community, leaving a bitter...

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Mandela, a God in Our Times

(1) Comments | Posted 22 December 2013 | (00:22)

Nelson Mandela's legacy is extraordinary in a world unable to cope with its diversity or temper its angst. No superlatives can do justice to this remarkable life. A man whose achievements are those of gods, yet he remained a simple and humble person to his last days. Many...

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Has the Commons Changed the International Game

(0) Comments | Posted 16 September 2013 | (02:20)

The British Parliament's historic vote, first since 1782 (Guardian), to reject Syrian invasion without UN resolution is proving to be a game changer in several ways. It set the mood music that gave moral boost to a sceptical American public and Congressmen to oppose war....

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The Enigma of Modi

(3) Comments | Posted 22 August 2013 | (00:32)

The world's largest democracy, India, will hold its 16th national election in 2014. On the one hand is the creaky old 'secular' family firm, the Congress Party. On the other is the party of 'Indianness' or rather 'Hinduness', the BJP, which does not like...

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Egypt, Islam at Cross Roads

(1) Comments | Posted 14 July 2013 | (01:33)

If negative voting and a few failed policies were enough to bring Morsi in Egypt, then no democracy will have a full term. But what is happening in Egypt is not about democracy? Sometimes it is forgotten that Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Secularism are all related and originate from the...

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U Keep UKIP

(3) Comments | Posted 18 May 2013 | (21:09)

Since the miracle of Nigel Farrage falling down to earth in a little plane, UKIP has ascended the clouds casting shadows upon other parties. Like 'secular' Indian politicians who turn to holymen for guidance during elections, 'moderate' British leaders are foraging Farrage's ultranationalism for...

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Caste Not Class Is the Main British Problem, Lords

(4) Comments | Posted 31 March 2013 | (19:02)

On 16 April, the Commons will discuss an amendment by the Lords prohibiting an allegedly rampant discrimination in UK. Caste, not class.

The evidence for caste discrimination? Last Labour government commissioned a report from NIESR, National Institute of Economic and Social Research,...

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Lib Dems, Now Really Think of the National Interest, Dump Coalition!

(0) Comments | Posted 26 January 2013 | (01:26)

We are facing triple dip recession. Even the ultra-conservative IMF has advised Osborne to change course. Like an ostrich, with his head in the sand, Osborne bleats, 'Recession, what recession.' Isn't it time the Lib Dems did something REALLY for the nation. Dump the Tories, precipitate another election...

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Rapes in India, Whose Culture is to Blame?

(1) Comments | Posted 6 January 2013 | (12:06)

It seems acceptable to blame Indian culture for most of India's social ills, including rape including the recent tragic rape and death of a young medical student. No less than the eminent lawyer Indira Jaising, now Additional Solicitor General of India ended her BBC...

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Paradigm Shift, Will Obama Radically Change US Foreign Policy?

(1) Comments | Posted 2 January 2013 | (20:55)

2012 will be remembered for many things, Olympics, Euro crash, fiscal deficits and CERN's God particle etc. But at a time of tectonic shifts in power and money, the re-election of Obama must be one of the more significant historical events of 2012. His victory was greeted with...

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Why the World Needs Obama

(4) Comments | Posted 31 October 2012 | (11:24)

This is perhaps one of the most crucial American elections for the world. It will decide whether United States' transition from sole superpower to a multipolar world goes through a gentle landing or bloody wars.

The millennium began with a very, very, very powerful United States, boisterous, telling others...

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Rusi Report: The Real News is Not Taliban but the West Wants Exit

(6) Comments | Posted 12 September 2012 | (09:35)

RUSI is a reputable organisation with its feet firmly on the ground and contacts with the highest decision making bodies. Hence its research that the Taliban may be willing to negotiate peace has to be taken seriously. But the spin on the news is somewhat reflective...

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The Road to Damascus, Laden With Bombs

(2) Comments | Posted 24 August 2012 | (02:23)

That beautiful Biblical narrative 'road to Damascus' when Saul became Paul, began serving Christ and humanity is fast becoming a road to 'war'. Ideologies and power politics are weeding their way into this 8000 year old ancient city with bombs and hate, threatening the survival of...

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Banking Practices, We Need An Enquiry Not a Soap Opera

(0) Comments | Posted 9 July 2012 | (01:54)

The majority of people are still puzzled why they were able to book two holidays a year in 2007 and then found themselves struggling with mortgages from 2008 onwards. Banking crises, financial crises, economic crises, recession are words floated with impunity for the perpetrators. Bankers are getting bigger bonuses. Fatcat...

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Doctors, Striking for What?

(5) Comments | Posted 22 June 2012 | (23:53)

Money! No one gets into medical school, saying, 'Like the pay and lifestyle '. It is still, 'I want to help people ever since my grandmother became ill'. Yet Health Secretary Lansley managed to portray British doctors as greedy professionals putting patients at risk, dipping centuries of reputation...

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Afghanistan, Illusions and Delusions

(5) Comments | Posted 24 May 2012 | (01:22)

So Obama sat with Karzai before the NATO Afghan summit last Sunday (20th May) and gave him a little lecture, 'Now, when we get out in 2014, you need to behave, you have to have a good democracy, no corruption and you have to be civil to your...

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Ready Steady Labour

(3) Comments | Posted 20 April 2012 | (19:21)

Is Ed Miliband onto a winner? He has been attacked by the media from both the left and the right for failing to lead the charge brigade against a disaster prone Cameron. Even some of his mates in Labour have been critical of his leadership. 'He...

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Death Penalty in the Land of Non-Violence

(26) Comments | Posted 21 March 2012 | (22:14)

For a country that brands itself on Gandhi, non violence and cow protection, the death penalty in India and Balwant Singh Rajoana's imminent hanging on 31 March might appear to be an aberration. Not quite so when Balwant Singh's statement in the...

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Iran Sanctions Could Backfire

(11) Comments | Posted 11 February 2012 | (18:56)

The Chinese Minister Ma Zhaoxu visited Iran to persuade it to engage in talks. It affirms that United States diplomacy under Obama has been far more successful than under his predecessor, Bush. The US has persuaded all of Europe and other western countries to isolate Iran,...

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