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Bombay blast case exposes double standard of justice

  • If it were not for injustice, stressed Greek philosopher Heraclitus, men wouldn’t know justice. Indian Supreme Court’s judgment handing a five-year sentence to superstar Sanjay Dutt under the Arms Act hasn’t just stunned the Bollywood, it has set off a furious, endless debate in...
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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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Scourge of communalism and voices of sanity in India

  • Every time I despair of the land of the myriad hues and contradictions that is India, every time its many heroes give me fresh hope. And every time I stick out my neck to share the insecurities and concerns of my tribe and other dispossessed, I receive loads of fan mail most of which cannot be...
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Historic opportunity for Iran to make a fresh start

  • Iran finds itself in the media spotlight for all the right reasons, for a change. The smooth and event-free presidential elections in June surprised many, including the Iran 'experts' in the West. This time around the breathless excitement that had marked the international media...
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A new United Nations for a new world order

  • Remember Muammar Qaddafi? of course, who could forget the inimitable colonel and his matchless antics at home and abroad! There are lessons for all those given to delusions of grandeur in the tragic end of the Libyan leader that came far from his seat of power. Qaddafi died like he lived —...
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Why secularism is the most abused word today

  • NDTV’s Barkha Dutt did a fine piece in Hindustan Times last week. Bemoaning the continuing degeneration of Indian politics coupled with the rise of the Right, she voiced eminent jurist Fali Nariman’s concerns raised in the recent National Integration Council meet in Delhi. Meeting in the wake of...
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Saffronization of India

  • Faiz had said this in a different age and for a different country but it still rings as true and contextual to our circumstances as all great poetry is: Nisaar main teri galiyon pe ai watan ke jahanChali hai rasm ke koi na sar utha ke chaleJo koi chahane wala tawaaf ko nikaleNazar chura ke chale...
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Circle of hell called Syria

  • The Syrian conflict entered its fifth year this March, a fact barely registered around the world. Syria may not have entirely disappeared from the radars of the world community and world powers but the focus and direction of their engagement has certainly shifted. The international focus is no...
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The two ideas of India

  • Nisaar main teri galiyon pe aye watan ke jahanChali hai rasm ke koi na sar utha ke chaleJo koi chahne wala tawaaf ko nikleNazar chura ke chale; jism-o-jan bacha ke chaleHai ahle dil ke liye ab yeh nazm-e-basto kushadKe sang-o-khisht muqayyad hain aur sag aazadBohat hai zulm ke dast-e-bahana ju ke...
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Save AMU, save India

  • It is said that in his quest to establish a world-class university for Muslims, Sir Syed Ahmed Khan would stop at nothing. Like all men possessed, he lived, talked and thought about his dream until he realized it. Having invested everything he had in his life mission, he went around with a...
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