Category: politics

Meanwhile in Berlin…

It is difficult to keep up with the effects of COVID-19 around the world from one day to another. While Italy has gone for complete lock down, Germany begins to feel the effects of the virus on the social, economic, medical and political front. I won’t go into detail about the virus itself, the media

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Bridges of Berlin: Rosa-Luxemburg-Steg

Or as the proper title should be: Lichtensteinbr├╝cke Re-discovered, since I already wrote about this particular bridge. Berlin is one of the few metropolitan cities that I did not fall in love with instantly, like Vienna, Paris, Prague, or Delhi. It is a rough city with scorching summers and winters that make you aware of

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Citizenship: One Step Closer

As you may have noticed from my blogging absence this week, I have been caught up in a whirlwind of activity and incidents. Running around between physiotherapy, psychotherapy, the assorted government offices to submit requirements, and studying for the German citizenship test was a lot to chew. I am supposed to be resting and recovering

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The Demise of Elegant Statesmanship

Gone are the days of elegant statesmanship of Margaret Thatcher, Winston. Churchill, Michail Gorbachev, Nelson Mandela, and Barack Obama. They held the national interests in the forefront, built bridges their predecessors burned, but also took the necessary risks to break down dividing barriers in world politics, and initiate trailblazer social reforms with quintessential elegance to

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A Politically Correct Christmas

‘Twas the night before Christmas and Santa’s a wreck… How to live in a world that’s politically correct? His workers no longer would answer to “Elves”,“Vertically Challenged” they were calling themselves.And labor conditions at the north poleWere alleged by the union to stifle the soul.Four reindeer had vanished, without much propriety,Released to the wilds by

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Taxi! (Berlin): Murat

Thanks to an endless number of car crashes, a demonstration and traffic jams around Berlin, my bus never arrived and I was utterly exhausted. So it was that I came to meet Murat and listened to his story. This Palestinian driver spent most of his childhood running from bombs, bullets and death threats and was

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Election 2017: Germany vs. Germany

Over 61 million Germans are expected to exercise their right to vote today, as the political parties declare a campaign ceasefire and allow the democratic process to take place. The indomitable Chancellor Angela Merkel from the Christian Democratic Party is seeking her fourth term, hoping to lead Germany and the rest of the European Union

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