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Stealing the Arab Spring

  • Well, it was too good to last. The dream of a democratic Middle East has run into the stony wall of reality, if not totally shattered. After a dream run that has seen four of the most powerful men plucked out of their mighty citadels even as they desperately fought back to hang on in there at any...
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Sowing the seeds of hatred in India

  • INSANITY in individuals is something rare, suggested Nietzsche, but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it’s the rule. The world didn’t have to wait long to see the wisdom of the German philosopher in action in his own homeland. And shades of the same madness are seen in India...
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Tide of American opinion turning against Israel

  • WATCHING Hollywood movies and reading popular American fiction, you would be forgiven to think Uncle Sam always stands with the weak and aids the underdog against the powerful and unjust. Growing up on the stable diet of Westerns and later picking American literature as my major at the university...
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Who really poses a threat to the world peace?

  • I wonder what people did for fun before the United Nations came into being. With each passing year, the annual General Assembly ritual appears to become more bizarre. The Western media interest in the proceedings of the UN, however, remains superficial despite the world body being headquartered...
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Who really poses a threat to the world peace?

  • I wonder what people did for fun before the United Nations came into being. With each passing year, the annual General Assembly ritual appears to become more bizarre. The Western media interest in the proceedings of the UN, however, remains superficial despite the world body being headquartered...
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Egypt: Between change and continuity

  • The Middle East is in a mind-boggling muddle right now. Palestine, Egypt and Syria, the three countries and major conflict zones that have influenced the Arab world in profound ways have entered a critical phase with serious ramifications for the region and beyond....
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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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How South Asia lets down its minorities

  • These aren’t the best of times for minorities in South Asia. From the Islamic republic of Pakistan to the Buddhist paradise of Sri Lanka to the secular democratic republic of India, minorities are increasingly being shown their place. Another Shiite massacre in Pakistan this week is...
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If it's an act of terror, blame it on Muslims

  • ISN'T it an interesting coincidence that within hours of a humbled Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde apologizing for mixing saffron with terror Hyderabad gets whacked by terror? And within minutes of the blasts, India’s television sleuths manage to identify the culprits — even...
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America in no position to lecture Sri Lanka

  • Iqbal passionately believed in a world without borders and had a healthy contempt for the modern concept of the nation state:...
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