Trump’s Crusade Against Socialism

The temporarily-abandoned U.S. Embassy in Caracas, Venezuela, with the American flag noticeably removed (AP).

For the entirety of this year, perhaps longer, the South American country of Venezuela remains embroiled in extreme political turmoil. President Nicolás Maduro has ended diplomatic relations with the United States and no longer recognizes U.S. diplomats in the country. An American-led coalition of nations recognized Juan Guaidó as President

A look back at those underdog Raptors, measuring the value of last summer’s free agency, LeBron’s China stance, and some playoff seed predictions (it’s early, don’t judge me later!)

(Celtics Blog)

Another NBA season is upon us. The excitement this year of course will be a little more than before, with one of the most intense and league-changing free agency and trade periods in recent memory. The recent stand by Houston Rockets’ General Manager Daryl Morey and LeBron James’ subsequent disapproval…

How the #HowdyModi event was an incredible display of educated and wealthy people ignoring the reality of politics at home and abroad.


Indian-Americans today are the wealthiest immigrant-minority group in the United States. They have well-surpassed Chinese, Japanese, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, and Vietnamese communities. Certainly, high income and standard of living for NRIs is something worth celebrating. Yet personal experience proves that wealth does not always mean educated, and educated does not always…

How the Senator’s candidacy for President is far greater than just gender or income equality.

“I have a plan for that” (New York Magazine)

Two Democratic primary debates in, with more platforms and policy proposals released by most of the major candidates, there is more information available than what was available at the beginning of the spring. Since then, Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren are at the top of the polls.


A Trump Appointee and critic of the Mueller Investigation may not think any coordination took place, but that does not erase the White House’s questionable decisions on Russia.

Should we forget that William Barr’s son-in-law is a legal advisor to Trump in the White House on “Russia-connected matters”? (Politico).

On a Sunday afternoon, the Attorney General of the United States, William Barr, a Republican, released a relatively-brief statement that the Trump Campaign DID NOT collude with Russia during the 2016 Presidential Election. The news certainly let the President’s supporters declare victory and claim they were right all along, as…

(Times of India)

Nearly ten years later after its release, the cooler version of “Slumdog Millionaire” is finally here. Additionally, the audience gets to see a growing hip-hop scene at perhaps an unexpected place in the world.

(Warning: no spoilers ahead!)

It is hard to put to words what Bollywood film Gully Boy is about and what is to be expected. To begin with, it stars Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt, with an impressive supporting cast, so expect the acting to be phenomenal. You see another story…

The under-appreciation of Donovan Mitchell, the Western Conference dominating the Eastern, and the contraction of contender-teams.

Donovan Mitchell of Utah Jazz (left) and Ben Simmons of the Philadelphia 76ers (right)

America is clearly and increasingly divided today. The National Basketball Association has transcended urban divides in the past perhaps better than any other sports league, with teams from big cities and smaller cities performing well and making it to the NBA finals. …

Hirak Mukhopadhyay

Ex-politico & entrepreneur, now in finance. In my free time, I like to write about politics, economics, environment, sports, tv/film. Opinions are only my own.

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