"Know Thyself" is an ancient Greek aphorism, which is known as "gnothi seauton" in Greek and "nosce te ipsum" in Latin. It came from the ancient Egyptian proverb, and was attributed by Plato to his mentor Socrates.
Frustrated by Pakistan's refusal to bow to Indian diktat, encouraged by its strategic partnership with the U.S., alarmed by the renewed revolt in India-held Jammu and Kashmir and humiliated by the killing of 18 Indian soldiers in Uri, Narendra Modi is on the path of war against Pakistan.
Though there is a strong demand for a deeper regional integration in South Asia, the progress has been rather slow. Actual implementation of agreements often does not match the declared ambitions, and in this context, lack of political will and leadership, institutional weaknesses, and capacity and resource constraints have been argued to be the major impeding factors.
A reader recently told me on a postcard that he found my columns entertaining. This of course pleased me greatly. One way to entertain readers, I think, is to appeal to their sense of variety.
"Bullets wrote our past. Education, our future."
Justin Trudeau, Canada's media star prime minister, in his first address to the General Assembly, presented a wide-ranging tableau of liberal platitudes and glowing feel good commitments.
The Saudi-U.S. relationship has endured many jolts over the decades, but there are signs that some within the U.S. establishment are rethinking their approach towards the Saudis.
SMRT Corp. should not have been publicly listed in the first place.
The Fed failed to raise interest rates on Sept. 21, giving many markets and fund managers a sigh of relief.
A day after urging a joint India-Pakistan war against poverty, unemployment, illiteracy and infant mortality, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi executed his latest about-turn by implicitly threatening to use water as a weapon against Pakistan -- this in a region where great swathes of humanity eke out a subsistence living and are wholly dependent on agriculture and the agrarian chain for their livelihoods.