Blogs

  • Home
    Home This is where you can find all the blog posts throughout the site.
  • Tags
    Tags Displays a list of tags that have been used in the blog.
  • Archives
    Archives Contains a list of blog posts that were created previously.
  • Login
Recent blog posts

Posted by on
Donald Trump is a bigot who ran his US Primary campaign saying things that he thought would endear him to the racist elements in the US Republican base endlessly nurtured by the likes of the Birther movement spear headed by Trump racistly questioning the US birth, citizenship and Christian religion of...
Last modified on

Posted by on
It has been excruciating to watch the pain, blood and anguish in Jammu and Kashmir. The suicidal deadly dance of Pakistan's ruling elite over the last several decades hasn't escaped anyone who pays even a modicum of attention to the tensions between India and Pakistan, the twins of the bloody partition...
Last modified on

Posted by on
Since Barry Goldwater's losing campaign of 1964 as the standard bearer for the Republicans in the US presidential election, we have never seen such public undoing of a presidential nominee as is happening in the case of Donald Trump. Goldwater ran against a sitting President Lyndon Johnson. The GOP moderate liberals...
Last modified on

Posted by on
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police is set to change several policies to attract more men and women of all backgrounds into policing; a laudable objective. There are some proposals designed to enhance diversity in the ranks of the RCMP--a good thing. The Mounted Police Professional Association of Canada that represents the...
Last modified on

Posted by on
A terror attack has just happened in Nice, France. It reminds me of the self radicalised Martin Rouleau attack on a Canadian soldier in Quebec. The Nice attack is so far said to have killed 73 people. The death toll could go higher, according to various reports. We should all worry...
Last modified on

Posted by on
During his recent visit to South Africa Prime Minister Modi retraced the footsteps of Mahatma Gandhi by boarding a railway carriage at Pentrich and disembarking at Pietermaritzburg where Gandhi was ejected from the train for refusing to move to a non first class cabin; and he reminded us that the journey...
Last modified on
Some days ago I made a speech to the students of the City University of Seattle in Canada, graduating with masters, some in education and others in counselling. I have made hundreds of speeches in my lifetime, some of them to graduating classes at various educational institutions. For the latest speech...
Last modified on
It is June 23rd today; exactly 31 years to the day Air India flight 182 was downed by self radicalised home grown Canadian terrorists. I was reminded of it as I boarded a flight to Toronto this AM. It was the date on the newspaper in my hand that triggered the...
Last modified on
Some friends in Toronto have kindly organised a launch of my bestselling autobiography: Journey after midnight. It is happening on June 26th from 12:00-15:00 in Mississauga at Pearl Banquet Hall. Admission is free. Lunch will be served. The book will be available for purchase through a bookstore representative on site. Everyone...
Last modified on
The decorated war veteran Petter Blindheim is not being admitted to the hospitals/facilities where other veterans are being cared for. He has been turned down by two different facilities despite there being space to care for him. The Liberal premier of Nova Scotia and Bill Casey one of the Liberal members...
Last modified on
Veterans! we send them to wars and they happily go and risk their lives for us; some never come back. As I write these lines some of our soldiers, veterans of tomorrow, are in the battlefield in Iraq, in harms' way. There they are doing what we have asked them to...
Last modified on

Posted by on
As a citizen of the world, I am frightened for it. The violence continues to dog it bringing out not the best but the worst in some of us. Fanaticism continues its seemingly endless pursuit of freedom to forever stifle it.   Orlando is the latest in the long line of...
Last modified on
The Trump phenomenon requires us to transition from reality TV to reality. I am afraid Donald Trump has trumped all norms of civility and decency. He doesn't want to answer any normal questions that have been asked as part of the presidential primaries for a long time. He doesn't want to...
Last modified on
I write a blog somewhat regularly and do some other writing on politics in India, Canada and occasionally the world. Out of an intense interest in matters political I follow the Canadian, Indian and world news quite religiously. That is why I was shocked to have missed till yesterday the Khalistan...
Last modified on
Tuesday just gone by we had a very successful launch of my memoir: Journey After Midnight at the UBC Alumni Center. Over 250 people attended the event. The UBC bookstore sold 110 books that evening. And a lot of fun was had by all. It was wonderful to see everyone there....
Last modified on

Posted by on
As some of you may already know I had been writing a memoir. With a laptop in hand and as a two finger typist it took me a year and a half to produce a first draft of close to 300,000 words. I knew it was way too long. Chris Lobante...
Last modified on
Female foeticide, rampant in India and creating a cruel and dangerous gender imbalance in its population, is unfortunately also well and alive amongst Indians in Canada - two recent reports in Canada have confirmed (Globe and Mail April12, 2016). The first study examined 5.9 million births to Canadian born mothers and...
Last modified on
On May 18 Prime Minister Trudeau is going to apologise in the House of Commons to the "Sikh community" for what the government of Canada did to the Indian passengers -- Sikhs, Muslims and Hindus of the Komagata Maru in 1914. He made this promise at the recent Vaisakhi religious celebration...
Last modified on
Canada and EU are on a collision course regarding visa requirements for Romanians and Bulgarians travelling to Canada. Unless Canada removes the visa requirement by Tuesday April 12, 2016 EU is threatening to impose a visa for Canadians travelling to EU. But it is interesting that the news reports about the...
Last modified on
Since retiring from electoral politics I have been commenting on Canadian, Indian and international politics. I have refrained from writing too much or too critical of the Trudeau government, I have criticised it on some issues. While I happily remain a Laurier Club member of the Liberal Party I have acted...
Last modified on