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Saudi-UAE pact a ray of hope for region

  • Riyadh and Abu Dhabi’s strategic plan to cooperate more closely on the economic, political and social fronts is a ray of hope for a region whose prospects have been gloomy to say the least.To state the obvious, there has been little consensus on the way forward among the leading actors in this...
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Weighing pounds against ounces

  • An ounce of prevention, Benjamin Franklin famously said, is worth a pound of cure. But that is not always true when it comes to research into infectious diseases. Though scientists have traditionally tended to focus on either prevention or cure, defeating the HIV/AIDS virus will require...
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Role of youth activism in Pakistan

  • Imran Khan, affectionately also known as Kaptaan Khan, is making headlines as a game changer in Pakistan’s politics. His supporters, mainly the urban, educated elite, adore him. His political rivals, who once mocked him, are now wary of his clout and popular support. Although his mantra of ...
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A new era for Turkey

  • Sunday is a big and important day for Turkey. The president of the Republic of Turkey will be elected, and this time, for the first time, by the people. Although the polls give a more or less general idea, a notable silence reigns among the public. Will this election respond to their demands?...
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Choosing between nuke chimney and solar cell

  • In the 1970s during my college years in the United States, I used to pass by nuclear plants with huge chimneys. I used to wonder why they were so huge and hyperbola shaped. Interestingly, many people believe that those huge chimneys house the nuclear plant and everything that is associated with...
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Violence is in BJP’s genes

  • BJP watchers were flabbergasted to see the Hindu nationalist party cringe and whinge at the Cobrapost sting operation on the Babri Mosque’s demolition and its request to the Election Commission to stop the publication and telecast of the exposé.Although the poll panel has declined the request,...
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From Earhart to MH370

  • It seems that Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 is all set to become yet another mystery in the history of aviation. This case has brought back the memories of Amelia Earhart who tried to circumnavigate the globe in 1937 in Model 10 Electra plane. Her plane was lost over the Pacific Ocean. Her...
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Rohingya: Tough test for a nascent democracy

  • When after years of house arrest, Aung San Suu Kyi aptly described by many as the architect of democracy and human rights was allowed to enter politics, citizens of the world must have had heaved a sigh of relief.Her entry into the political arena was not only seen as a good omen for democracy in...
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Do not let the idea of India die

  • As Dickens would put it, these are the best of times and worst of times for India....
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Republic at 65: Still a long journey ahead

  • The Indian Republic turns 65 today. Sixty four years ago, this day at 10:18 a.m. Indian Standard Time, India became a sovereign democratic republic with the inauguration of her constitution at a solemn ceremony held in the grandiose durbar hall of the then majestic government house —...
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