Free Press Journal
  • A L I Chougule, Brexit, Editorial, Britons, European Union, EU, UK, Brexit vote,

    Harsh reality of Brexit finally sets in

    A few months after Britons voted to leave the European Union (EU), there was considerable apprehension across the UK. One of the major reasons for pervasive uneasiness was the post-Brexit vote ambiguity over the economic fallout of the disastrous referendum. By October 2016 when this writer visited London, the pound had slumped over 15 per cent and Britain had one quantitative easing stimulus to tide over economic uncertainty. The economy was not

  • session work, parliament, editorial, freedom

    More the merrier in silly season

    In many countries of the West, there exists a ‘silly season’, the time most natives pack their bags and go off on their sacrosanct summer holidays. It is also a time, Parliament goes into recess and there is a break from politics. In official India, holidays are regarded as avoidable luxuries, best reserved for inescapable family obligations. However, there is an undeclared silly season that coincides with the high summer, the school

  • Donald Trump

    Helpless before this Trumpery

    The leader of the most powerful nation in the world seems bent on causing  upheaval, be it home or abroad. His early morning tweets, couched in poor English and awful grammar, often stun the world. His utterances are contemptuous of polite manners and settled diplomatic niceties. Behaving like a typical bull in the china shop, he offends the traditional allies of his country while issuing certificates of good conduct and friendship to

  • “Hum Kashmir mein Zabaan par chalte hain”

    It’s been a month that the lone voice has been buried in the valley after the funeral ceremony of Senior Journalist Shujaat Bukhari, Editor of Rising Kashmir, which took place on June 15. Though there is an unavowed fear among journalists, courageous journalism and reportage continue to sustain in the valley.

  • Donald Trump’s trade war to nowhere

    We are on the edge of a full-fledged trade war. The US has raised tariffs, China is hitting back and businesses are watching anxiously as tensions rise and uncertainty grips the market. Amid this muscle-flexing comes a story from a place in Missouri, USA, called Butler County, where Trump won almost 80 percent of the vote in the 2016 election.

  • Much ado about a sacred book

    After Ramayana, now it seems the ancient work of Maharshi Vyas — ‘Bhagwad Gita’ — has been forced into the eye of controversy by a few political forces and part of the media those wish to use any tool or weapon to come down heavily on the Modi Government in Delhi and any BJP governments in any state of India. Unfortunately, those who have initiated this most unfortunate controversy do not realise