Revenge is a dish best served cold, goes a well known proverb. Swedish writer Hakan Nesser's The Living and the Dead in Winsford (2015) is a tale of revenge and a masterful exploration of guilt set in the haunting ambience of the English moors Dark, forbidding and mysterious, the moors have long provided writers with a perfect setting to explore tales of betrayal and revenge, murder and mayhem.
A most unedifying spectacle has been unfolding on the Indian political stage ever since the Indian Army's surgical strikes across the LoC in response to the Uri attacks. On the one hand we had Manohar Parrikar crowing that Pakistan is in a coma state. On the other we have Sanjay Nirupam of the Congress and Arvind Kejriwal of AAP echoing the Pakistan line that the strikes never took place and clamouring for evidence in case they did.
For years, Pakistan has been farming terrorists and sending them out to sow terror in its neighbourhood as well as the wider world. The US is also an accessory to this criminal and cowardly act as it has been generously distributing dole in the name of financial assistance, which in turn Pakistan has used to arm terrorists.
The 2016 presidential election is going to be a watershed for America. If Hillary Clinton wins, it will be the first time that the country will have a female president. And if Trump wins, it will also be the first time that America will have a president who has the IQ of a ten year old and the temperament of a bully. Plus sundry other shortcomings that are too numerous to enumerate here.