Monthly Archives: April 2010

Sri Lanka: No Alibis For Ethnic Minority Leaders

By Malladi Rama Rao For Sri Lanka observers comfortably perched in Delhi, the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) is LTTE by another name. Its leaders barring a couple of exceptions have contributed to furthering this image by their antics. So, TNA’s … Continue reading

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Way For IPL Nirvana…

By Malladi. RAMA RAO Brinkmanship of an unusual kind is in full display on the national scene, all courtesy, Lalit Modi- Shashi Tharoor face off that had resulted in the exit of the former UN diplomat from the corridors of … Continue reading

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Newspeak of Journalism

By MOHAMMAD VAZEERUDDIN New Delhi (Syndicate Features): Most newspaper columnists and commentators tend to strut, giggle and wisecrack from the beginning “I” to the final “me”, while the man in the street feels that on the national stage India is … Continue reading

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Sri Lanka: Verdict, Fluidity of the Aftermath

By M Rama Rao In the end, as expected, there were no surprises. And a month or two down the line too there will be no surprise if ten odd new lawmakers switch over to the United People’s Freedom Alliance … Continue reading

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Rituals too a world of Rhythm

Title: The World of Rhythm Called Rituals Author: Jayant Burde Publisher: New Age Books, Naraina Phase –I, New Delhi-28 Pages: 164; Price: Rs. 225 Review: by M Rama Rao A marvellous book it is by all means. For a generation … Continue reading

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Pakistan: Renaming NWFP Opens Pandora’s Box

By Samuel Baid Pakistan National Assembly (Lower House) on April 9 has passed the 18th Constitutional amendment almost unanimously. At the time of writing, the 100-Member Senate (Upper House) is discussing the same. The current meeting seeks to undo the … Continue reading

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UN probe indicts Pak Army, ISI

The UN report on the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, submitted early April, has clearly accused ISI of spawning and supporting terrorist groups in the region. The report said terrorist organisations like the Taliban and Lashkar-e-Tayyeba (LeT) targeted … Continue reading

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Shashi Tharoor Run Out

Sharai Tharoor (54), the Minister of State for External Affairs resigned on Sunday (April 18) night bringing to an end a high voltage political controversy over his role and that of his friend Sunanda Pushkar in the Kochi franchise of … Continue reading

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Time for Indian initiative for a CBM summit with Pakistan and Afghanistan*

By Malladi Rama Rao Look at the absurdity of the situation. Delhi has not deployed its army side-by-side the NATO forces in Afghanistan. In fact, it has been resisting the American pressure to send its troops for more than a … Continue reading

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India opens Kashmiri peaks to foreign tourists

India has opened more than 100 high-altitude peaks in Kashmir for  foreign trekkers and climbers. Most of these peaks are in the Eastern Karakoram mountain range of predominantly Buddhist Ladakh region. Their altitude ranges from 9,842 feet to 25,590 feet. … Continue reading

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India, Pakistan conduct drills within shouting distance

Indian and Pakistani militaries are conducting major war games this month virtually within shouting distance from each other. Both exercises, involving thousands of troops, aim to test offensive strategies in the event of an armed conflict with the other side … Continue reading

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