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Red Terror raising its head

  • In countries that have to live with terrorism, suicide bombings, raids on government offices and ambushes of soldiers in rural areas are not uncommon sights. However, every time these things happen, society is shaken once again like the first time. Those countries that have to live with terrorism...
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Murder-suicide or mass murder?

  • We know what propels a suicide bomber — say of the Palestinian variety, in the old days of the second intifada — to go on a suicide mission in pursuit of a cause that he knows he is not going to be around to see triumphant.In his iconic work, The Poverty of Historicism (1957), the British...
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Death and hope on the high seas

  • Sharks and their cousins, the rays, predate the dinosaurs. They survived the catastrophic mass extinction that finished off Tyrannosaurus Rex and all the rest, as well the Permian-Triassic extinction that wiped out around 96 percent of marine species. Even the more recently evolved shark lineages...
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Microplastics invade our oceans

  • If you could stand on the ocean floor, look up and see only the plastic pollution suspended in our oceans, you would see massive clouds of plastic particles, a mist of dust-like microplastic fragments slowly settling to the seafloor.This “plastic smog” is taking over our oceans. Today, there are...
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Getting the whole picture

  • Movie buffs would no more consider missing out on Oscar night than football fans would on Super Bowl night. It is the night of nights, when Hollywood royalty annually get together in regalia not just to honor, but also effectively to congratulate themselves on, their industry’s cinematic...
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Battling scourge of militancy

  • Despite repeated assurance by the unity government, hopes for peace in Afghanistan have dimmed as the Taleban-led insurgents continued their reign of terror, now even targeting civilians in the capital of Kabul.“I am not sure if lasting peace would return to Afghanistan in my lifetime or if my...
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Rain, rain, go away!

  • Back in the summer days, I was driving in Orlando, Florida, of the United States. The weather was pleasant and sunny, my family and I were all having fun heading to one of the attractions scattered all over the city. I was stopping on a traffic light when, in a blink of an eye, everything changed...
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Deep state threatens India’s national unity

  • Indian Premier Narendra Modi’s fervent appeal to the international leadership to wholeheartedly reject any linkage between religion and terrorism, while formulating a genuine partnership in the fight against terror perpetrators must have left every sane Indian perplexed. Known for his no-holds...
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Other Side of the Mirror: Why NaMo is making a mess of it

  • After deep and introspective study I have finally figured out why Modi bashers are so frightfully busy bashing. He is not playing the game according to the rules. See, that is an incandescent distillation of my research. Who does he think he is, the BCCI? Not being a team player could tee anyone...
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Peace remains elusive in Afghanistan

  • Exactly 13 years on from the US- led military coalition’s invasion on the Taleban regime in Afghanistan, the Afghans are still suffering at the hands of Taleban and will likely suffer in the years ahead, Afghans from all walks of life including public opinion leaders believe.The Taleban hierarchy...
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