The Daily Fix
The Weekend Fix: The Modi-Netanyahu romance, the Trump-Putin ‘bromance’ and other interesting reads
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- In the Indian Express, Shradha Chhetri on the Gorkhaland movement’s search for a credible leader.
- In the Hindu, Rakesh Sood points out that, despite the sudden bonhomie on display during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Israel, close India-Israel ties are not a new development.
- In the Economic Times, Sandip Roy scrutinises Netanyahu’s description of India-Israel ties as a “marriage made in heaven”.
- In the Telegraph, Mukul Kesavan writes on lynch mobs and their apologists, in early 20th century America and in present-day India.
- In the Hindu BLInk, Riyaz Wani takes stock of Kashmir a year after Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani was killed and notes that his death has changed the course of militancy in the Valley.
- In Mint, Manu Joseph on the Indian love for disorder.
- In the Statesman, Arunabha Bagchi on Meira Kumar’s candidature for the presidential elections and the burial of ideology.
- In the Guardian, Jonathan Freedland examines the G20 summit to find that America, under the erratic leadership of President Donald Trump, is losing its soft power and its friends.
- In the New Yorker, John Cassidy on the “bromance” between Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
- In the Atlantic, Marina Koren explains how the Milky Way’s fastest stars may be stolen.