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Manmohan at 80 Is it time for a retirement age for politicians?

Sep 26, 2012

Manmohan at 80 Is it time for a retirement age for politicians?

On our Prime Minister's 80th birthday, two Firspost editors, Lakshmi Chaudhry and Sandip Roy, face off on the pressing question of the day: will democracy be better served by a mandatory retirement age for politicians? #Manmohan Singh #Karunanidhi #Prime Minister #InThisCorner #Rahul Gandhi #LK Advani #Politics in India
Hitler's Mein Kampf may return to Bavarian schools

Apr 25, 2012

Hitler's Mein Kampf may return to Bavarian schools

Critics of the German ban say it is anachronistic in an age when the book's contents are easily available over the Internet and when it is also readily available in other countries. #InThisCorner #Mein Kampf #Bavaria #Hitler
Silicon Valley's new rockstars  experience designers

Apr 13, 2012

Silicon Valley's new rockstars experience designers

Inspired by the legacy of Steve Jobs and lured by the promise of the current tech boom, young designers are shaking up a scene long dominated by engineers and programmers. #facebook #Silicon Valley #InThisCorner #Instagram #Experience designers
In post-Mubarak Egypt, it's one giant conversation

Apr 11, 2012

In post-Mubarak Egypt, it's one giant conversation

As the countdown to the country's first real presidential elections in history begins, no one can stop talking about the race, who to vote for and how it will impact their future. #Elections #Egypt #Hosni Mubarak #InThisCorner #Muslim Brotherhood
Augusta still the old boys club of yore

Apr 10, 2012

Augusta still the old boys club of yore

For feminists, the debate has never been focused on the right of women to play rounds of golf on a particular course; it's about the acceptance of women in the informal old-boy network of CEOs. #Barack Obama #InThisCorner #gender wars #Augusta National Golf Club #glass ceiling
Ahmedabad A tale of two newspapers and two cities

Apr 01, 2012

Ahmedabad A tale of two newspapers and two cities

In Ahmedabad, itll be difficult for readers of Times of India and DNA to have an easy conversation immediately after they read the papers in the morning. #InThisCorner #Times of India #Ahmedabad #DNA
Vote over, now get on with reforms SL activists

Mar 22, 2012

Vote over, now get on with reforms SL activists

The director of the Centre for Policy Alternatives in Sri Lanka has welcomed the passage of the US sponsored resolution calling on Sri Lanka to implement the recommendations of a government commission to promote reconciliation. #United States #India #Sri Lanka #War/Conflict #InThisCorner
In Israel, the 'Iranian threat' is a running joke

Mar 20, 2012

In Israel, the 'Iranian threat' is a running joke

On top of the fatalism of a people inured to war, there is scepticism about the resolve of a prime minister who, despite his veiled threats, is not famous for risk-taking. #InThisCorner #Israel #Nuclear weapons #Iran
How German history is helping modern spies

Mar 13, 2012

How German history is helping modern spies

Given their visceral distrust of spy agencies, many small and midsized German firms give little thought to corporate spying, a hangup that has been exploited by Chinese and Russian spies. #InThisCorner #Surveillance #German firms #corporate spying
In Hebrew's revival, a Nordic people see hope

Mar 06, 2012

In Hebrew's revival, a Nordic people see hope

A Sami delegation spent five days in Israel recently, hoping the Jewish state's experience reviving the oncedormant ancient Hebrew language can provide a blueprint for them. #InThisCorner #Norway #Sami #Hebrew #ulpan