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A battle for India’s soul

  • Isn’t it strange that the BJP-led nationalist government has turned to a hated colonial law that the British repeatedly used to punish thousands of Indian freedom fighters including Gandhi and which Nehru condemned in parliament as ‘highly objectionably and obnoxious’? But stranger things have...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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