The reformer-crusader Finance Minister, Palaniappan Chidambaram, didn’t waste his eighth opportunity to present the Union Budget, the last full budget before 2014 elections, by helping the rich and giving peanuts to the rest of India.
Last month, after the costliest and arguably, the nastiest campaign in history, Barack Obama secured four more years in the most high-profile job in the world. Voters picked Obama over millionaire Romney despite a stubbornly high unemployment rate and a weak economic recovery in the aftermath of the Lehman collapse in 2008.
Syria is a badly fractured entity haunted by a multiplicity of identities and cultures - which has been ruled for decades by a multi sectarian, minority-ruled dictatorship that was held together by an iron fist under the secular baathist ideology. It is strategically located in West Asia bordering Lebanon and the Mediterranean sea to the west, Turkey to the north, Iraq to the east, Jordan to the south and Israel to he southwest. Oil rich West Asia grabbed eyeballs of imperialist powers, who intend to control the region as well as the vast oil reserves.
Millions of Greeks have been crushed under draconian measures imposed by an evil capitalism. Greece is on the verge of a social explosion. Athenians nurse immense pride about their great Mediterranean legacy. Their forefathers forayed all over the world and through their spectacular life, made cultural imprints everywhere. Ancient Athens is considered to be the cradle of European democracy. Modern Athens is threatening to become the grave of capitalism.