Monthly Archives: October 2009

Hillary Clinton’s Roundtable With Radio Journalists in Pakistan

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tried to reach out to the people of Pakistan, share their concern and put across the US concerns during her three day visit to the country. She met student groups, politicians, journalists, and women … Continue reading

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Wrangling continues over Iranian nuclear deal

By Peter Symonds wsws.org An international agreement on the export and processing of Iran’s low-enriched uranium is yet to be finalised after sharp opposition emerged this week within the political establishment in Tehran. An initial Iranian response handed yesterday to … Continue reading

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Latest US GDP projection shows recession abating

US gross domestic product (GDP) grew 3.5 percent on an annualized basis in the third quarter (July through September), breaking a string of four consecutive quarters of negative growth, the Commerce Department reported. President Barack Obama hailed the report as … Continue reading

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John Updike’s Terrorist – a review

Terrorist by John Updike New York, Alfred A. Knopf 2006, 310 pp By David Walsh wsws.org Terrorist by American novelist John Updike is poorly conceived and unconvincingly written. It tells the story of a New Jersey teenager, Ahmad Mulloy-Ashmawy, the … Continue reading

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John Updike: A Tribute

By David Walsh wsws.org American novelist John Updike died January 27 in Danvers, Massachusetts, at the age of 76. The cause of death was cancer. A major figure in American literature for the past half-century (his first full-length novel, The … Continue reading

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Mirror to Stalin’s Terror

Stalin’s Terror of 1937-1938: Political Genocide in the USSR, by Vadim Rogovin By Andrea Peters wsws.org The late Marxist historian and sociologist Vadim Rogovin ‘s book presents a compelling and uncompromisingly political interpretation of the the Stalin had unleashed in … Continue reading

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What does reality require from fiction?

Between the Assassinations by Aravind Adiga, New York: Free Press, 339 pp.

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Singh, Wen side step Arunachal, resolve to enhance trade ties

Prime Ministers of India and China, meeting at the Thai resort of Cha-Am Hua Hin on the sidelines of ASEAN summit, Saturday did not let their differences derail bilateral relations and side stepped Arunachal Pradesh and planned visit of Dalai … Continue reading

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America keen to make a big ticket defence sales to India

New Delhi: The United States appears keen to make big ticket defence sales to India which is has begun a $100 bn modernization of its armed forces. Hitherto, India was largely dependent on Russia and its earlier incarnation Soviet Union. … Continue reading

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Essence of Prayer

What constitutes the essence of prayer? Many prayers to God are current among the lovers of God, arising as they do from diverse cultural contexts. Some of the prayers invariably contain an element of asking something from God, either material … Continue reading

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Photo Gallery

A major occupation of artists for centuries has been to portray, in various media, the face and form of God. It is only in this present age that we have thousands of photographs of the God-man, from his childhood through … Continue reading

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