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  • Ali’s playbook

    Ali’s playbook

    Continuing the path of confused conflation between his promised notions of ‘Naya Pakistan’ (New Pakistan) and Riasat-e-Madina (modelled on the State of Medina), Prime Minister Imran Khan has failed to break free of the regressive playbook of misusing religion for political purposes. Having crossed the half-way mark of his elected tenure, Imran Khan oversees a battered economy, empty coffers, unhappy allies (including Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates), fear of blacklisting, societal unrest and a tinderbox like situation in contiguous Afghanistan.

    July 1, 2021
  • ‘Won’t hesitate to sacrifice in same way as in war for independence’

    ‘Won’t hesitate to sacrifice in same way as in war for independence’

    Moulana Mehmood Madani, general secretary of Jamiat Ulema-e- Hind, spoke strongly against the CAA-NRC-NPR, deeming it as a modern-day policy of ‘divide and rule.’

    January 13, 2020
  • A pioneering exercise

    A pioneering exercise

    The Vietnam War was not a US disaster caused by hubris; it was a result of the bridges built abroad by the Vietnamese government and people, and the sympathies evoked that exposed US imperialism. This converted the wave of sympathy for Vietnam into a trend disproportionately larger than Hanoi's meagre economic, military and diplomatic capital... A review.

    November 19, 2019
  • Food trail

    Food trail

    A unique food festival traces the rich variety of cuisine in preIndependence India. Rakesh Kumar samples the fare offered at the ongoing festival.

    August 13, 2019
  • Route to Eternity

    Route to Eternity

    An appeal should, therefore, be made to everyone concerned that bodies should be cremated rather than buried, wherever a gas or an electric crematorium is available. All in all, this is a plea to the various governments to discourage Hindus from using up wood and the others from occupying land. The decision of the Madras Cemeteries Board to construct an electric crematorium at Kilpauk has testified that there is no religious obstacle between burial and cremation, at least among Christians.

    August 8, 2019
  • For decades now, Purbasthali has remembered Netaji in a unique way every 23 Jan

    For decades now, Purbasthali has remembered Netaji in a unique way every 23 Jan

    In 1931, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose had visited Purbasthali in East Burdwan district and delivered a fiery speech to exhort the local freedom fighters

    January 23, 2019
  • Constitution vs Faith

    Constitution vs Faith

    The Preamble of the Constitution mentions certain structural underpinnings, pre-eminently that India is a Sovereign, Socialist, Secular, Democratic, Republic. Each of these has faced varying degrees of challenges while sustaining a composite India. However, the majesty of the constitutional spirit is manifest in the unequivocal security afforded to every citizen. Uppermost priority has been accorded …

    November 16, 2018
  • Dalai Lama says Tibetans not asking for independence, can live with China

    Dalai Lama says Tibetans not asking for independence, can live with China

    Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama courted controversy by stating that Tibet is ready to be part of China provided Beijing agrees to guarantee certain rights.

    August 10, 2018
  • Women in parts of Pakistan vote for first time since Independence

    Women in parts of Pakistan vote for first time since Independence

    Millions of voters queued up to vote in Pakistan's 11th general elections, with some history-making events also taking place in the conservative areas where women are usually not allowed to take part in an activity outside their homes.

    July 25, 2018
  • The era of darkness is over for them

    The era of darkness is over for them

    The era of darkness is over for them, but only after 71 years of independence. Thanks to spirited volunteers with Centre for Sustainable Development in Mandi (NGO), over 220 folks in three interior villages, inaccessible by road, in Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh got their homes illuminated with electricity last month only. Solar power equipment …

    July 19, 2018
  • How’s America on its birthday?

    How’s America on its birthday?

    On the Fourth of July, the question to America is this. How’s that independence thing workin’ out for ya? For all three of its supposedly equal branches of government, not so well is the pithy answer to that one. In the bulbous shape of its president, the executive appears to be dependent on the continued …

    July 6, 2018
  • REVOLT OF 1857: MYTHS AND SUPERSTITIONS GALORE

    REVOLT OF 1857: MYTHS AND SUPERSTITIONS GALORE

    Modern research has proved that the mind has infinite capacities of foresight. So, maybe what are termed as gloomy pre-"Mutiny" yarns were not just balderdash!

    May 10, 2018
  • President Kovind wishes Mauritius on 50th independence anniversary

    President Kovind wishes Mauritius on 50th independence anniversary

    President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday wished Mauritius on its 50th independence anniversary and expressed India’s commitment to always being a “steadfast” friend. Kovind, who is in Mauritius tweeted: “Congratulations and best wishes to the people and government of Mauritius on the 50th anniversary of independence.” “The people and the Republic of India share your …

    March 12, 2018
  • Thousands of Catalan independence supporters rally in Brussels

    Thousands of Catalan independence supporters rally in Brussels

    Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Brussels on Thursday to show their support for Catalan independence, weeks ahead of a regional election that would see it regaining autonomy from the Spanish government. By the time the demonstration was underway, the Brussels police said 45,000 people clad in the yellow, red and …

    December 7, 2017
  • Need to restore journalism’s core values eroded over years:  Venkaiah Naidu

    Need to restore journalism’s core values eroded over years:  Venkaiah Naidu

    The present-day journalists should return to the core values of accuracy, fairness, objectivity, news worthiness and independence, which have been eroded over the years, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu said here on Thursday. “Over the years, it appears that the core values which guided journalism in the past are not being observed and news is …

    November 17, 2017
  • Kashmiri Pandits submit memorandum to interlocutor Dineshwar Sharma

    Kashmiri Pandits submit memorandum to interlocutor Dineshwar Sharma

    The Panun Kashmir, an organisation of displaced Kashmiri Pandits, on Friday submitted a memorandum to interlocutor Dineshwar Sharma urging the Government of India to take immediate steps to liberate the Pakistan occupied parts of Jammu & Kashmir in consonance with the unanimous resolution passed by the Parliament in 1994. The delegation led by Ashwani Churangoo pointed out that the …

    November 10, 2017
  • Catalan parliament votes to split from Spain

    Catalan parliament votes to split from Spain

    Catalan lawmakers on Friday voted to declare independence from Spain, as Madrid vowed in turn to “restore legality” and quash the region’s secessionist bid. With thousands of pro-independence activists gathered outside, the regional parliament in Barcelona passed a resolution to “declare Catalonia an independent state in the form of a republic”. Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano …

    October 27, 2017