Is The Economist’s Influence Waning?

November 13, 2019

In an important article published by The New Yorker on one of the most confusing labels used to describe today’s civilization, Indian writer Pankaj Mishra deconstructs and disambiguates the range of meanings associated with the word “liberalism” by delving into the history and cultural...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: “Entertainment” with Steve Bannon

September 18, 2018

Does The Economist really think Steve Bannon can help define an “open future”? On September 15, The Economist inaugurated its Open Future festival, a global media event linking Hong Kong, London and New York. Its announced, noble intention was “to grapple with the most urgent issues of our...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: For a “Healthy” Economy

March 19, 2018

The health care crisis doesn’t only affect humans. It affects the economy. As the game of real-world empires evolves, with Pax Americana showing signs of waning and Chinese power rising, The Economist points to a serious failure of the Trump administration. President Donald Trump appears to...

Fair Observer: Best of the Month

December 31, 2013

Fair Observer's five best articles of May. This has been an eventful month. A gory murder of a soldier in London has shocked much of the world. The barbarity that one associates with Africa and Afghanistan suddenly seems close to home. In the immediate aftermath of this tragedy, President...

Media Should Not Make Money

June 15, 2013

“The sole aim of journalism should be service” (Mahatma Gandhi). Media is in crisis globally, and democracy as we have known it is under threat. Democracy works when voters make informed choices. The American colonies fought for independence because Tom Paine wrote “Common...

What Ails India? Not What The Economist Says

May 05, 2013

India needs to make structural, ideological and strategic transformations to assume a greater role in the world. Any astute observer of India’s strategy in South Asia would infer that the country is not only passive in its approach, but it also continues to punch below its weight. The sight...

The Problem is Not Manmohan

August 06, 2012

Whatever Singh’s own faults as a government leader, India’s economic malaise is due to more basic problems. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is on the receiving end of a barrage of slings and arrows these days. The most recent salvo comes from Time magazine, whose Asian edition this week...