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Reforms can be a game changer

  • When the going gets tough, the tough get going. The ambitious Saudi plan preparing and positioning the Kingdom for the new realities of a post-oil world is truly transformational in its nature and impact. The enthusiastic response of the regional and world markets and the popular reaction in and...
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KSA’s bold move against terrorism

  • The recent terror attacks targeting Shiite mosques in Saudi Arabia is a very disturbing development. You do not have to be a pundit to know that the twin attacks, claimed by Daesh, were not just designed to undermine the unity and stability of the country regarded as the home of Islam but unleash...
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We need Sami Yusufs, not Boko Harams

  • Have you listened to Sami Yusuf yet? He has been described as the biggest Muslim superstar by Britain’s Guardian. But what really interests me about the British singing sensation is his compelling eagerness to reach out to the world and present what he believes is the true face of his faith...
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Under siege in Pakistan

  • Talking of families and loved ones divided by man-made walls, Indian journalist Saeed Naqvi recalls a relative who refused to move to Pakistan in 1947 like the rest of the extended family simply because there were “too many Muslims out there!”But there were millions who migrated to the '...
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So much for Muslim appeasement!

  • Lord Meghnad Desai is aghast at the way Indian authorities and Supreme Court have dealt with the alleged molestation case involving Justice A.K. Ganguly. Joining a television debate from London, the formidable former London School of Economics don and author of many tomes on India and Pakistan,...
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Truth is relative and facts are far from sacred

  • When told to bend, they chose to crawl, BJP patriarch Advani famously said referring to Indian media’s far from stellar role during the Emergency. Because of its very nature, the fourth estate has always had an uneasy relationship with power — too cozy for comfort at times and confrontational at...
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Congress, BJP and all that is at stake

  • The general elections in 2014 could well be the dumbest and most defining in India’s history. While the level of political discourse and campaigning has already hit rock bottom, stakes for the country and its future have never been higher. One shudders to think what awaits the nation, whose cup...
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Congress party in India faces Hamletian dilemma

  • This April Fools’ Day tickled many a funny bone in Indian media. As part of its tribute to All Fools’ Day, the Bollywood-obsessed Times of India reported that the three feuding Khans, the biggest stars of the industry, are coming together in a major casting coup. Another notable one...
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Muslims at the Congress’ altar of opportunism

  • One has often heard Indian Muslim intellectuals warn that there isn’t much of a real difference between the Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party. Their policies are essentially one and the same. The BJP is an open enemy while the Congress obfuscates and plays with us with a sweet tongue...
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The reluctant bride and a billion dreams

  • Seasoned hack and dynasty watcher Vinod Mehta is spot on in describing Rahul Gandhi as a “reluctant bride.” The ever fawning Congress-wallahs, who deprived of the dynasty’s charms tend to wilt like plants without water, had nearly given up on the young prince coming to rescue the grand old party....
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