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‘North America is a Crime Scene’

  • Growing up in small town in India, my earliest introduction to the English language and fiction were ‘cowboy’ novels of Oliver Strange. For someone who grew up in crowded, downtown mohallas, adventures of gunslingers like James Green, the dark, brooding hero of ‘Sudden’ series, on the Texas...
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Woolwich killing and the truth that sets us free

  • One of the few newspapers I find interesting is Britain’s Daily Mail. Despite its loud, in-your-face approach, I like it for its readability and incisive writing. In its May 30 issue, the Mail published an interesting story under three stunning pictures and a long, banner headline: &ldquo...
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Why only fair is lovely?

  • THEY say beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder. If only it were that simple. Plato, to whom the much exploited pearl of wisdom is attributed, suggested “beholding beauty with the eye of the mind” and cautioned against falling for the physical aspect or mere “images of beauty”.The recent...
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Who’s afraid of India’s meek Muslims?

  • In the past couple of years, there has been a regular stream of opinion pieces and special reports, most of them originating in the West, seeking clues to the big existential puzzle — the mysterious moderation of Indian Muslims. A New York Times article by Jake Flanagin this week screamed: Why...
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Whose baby Daesh really is?

  • Many western commentators have been raving about Barack Obama’s twin foreign policy triumphs in the last lap of his presidency. The best take came from Maureen Dowd of the New York Times.Having trashed him in June as the ‘lame duck whose chickens have come home to roost’ for his inaction in the...
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Who will stop these child killers?

  • Editors face this dilemma in the newsroom almost on a daily basis. Every time there’s a slaughter of innocent which is like a daily occurrence these days, those in the news business face the predicament: To publish or not to publish?I agree with many of my colleagues that some of these gory...
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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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When did we stop reading?

  • Nothing beats the simple pleasure that a bunch of good books promise. A Pakistani friend, who spent some years in the Middle East before happily settling down in the great, green expanses of Canada, shares my weakness for books. We often exchange notes about our latest acquisitions and what we...
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What love? What jihad?

  • Study the past, advised Cicero, to know the future. But those who forever live in the past end up eclipsing their present and the future. No wonder the frequent word of advice from our elders is: Jo huva usey bhool jao. Don’t obsess over the past. Let it go. Look to the future. A sensible advice...
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