The Game Changer in Syria: Enter the Russians

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Prabir Purkayastha, October 6, 2015
The Syrian battlefield has changed dramatically with the entry of the Russian forces and its airstrikes in support of the Bashar al Assad government. The Americans and its NATO allies are now condemning the Russian support to “butcher” Assad, with of course, no problem in their supporting and even participating, in a far more brutal and one-sided campaign of their close ally Saudi Arabia against Yemen. Or even “remembering” their...

Modi's Silicon Valley Visit: Inviting Digital Colonialism for Media Hype

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Prabir Purkayastha, October 03, 2015
Modi recently had one of his now trademark sound and light shows in the SAP Centre in Los Angeles, while visiting Silicon Valley, the home of high-tech IT industry in the US. He coupled this with meeting the CEO's of companies such as Google, Microsoft, Tesla and a “town hall” with Mark Zuckerberg, the founder-head of Facebook. It was a huge “success” for Modi, the Indian media keeping Modi on its front page for days. Facebook...


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