Monthly Archives: May 2010

US Perceptions of India

By Mohammad Vazeeruddin The author is a veteran journalist Some Indians have looked worried lest US perception of India should be adversely affected by Barack Obama taking over as President of the USA. But I am convinced, from my interaction … Continue reading

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Beyond the winds of desire: Rumi

My heart, sit only with those who know and understand you. Sit only under a tree that is full of blossoms. In the bazaar of herbs and potions don’t wander aimlessly find the shop with a potion that is sweet … Continue reading

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Sri Lanka: Looking Through, Talking About…

By Malladi Rama Rao President Mahinda Rajapaksa had a one-on-one meeting with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the sidelines of the SAARC summit in Thimphu. This was their first meeting since the end of the Wanni War. There were … Continue reading

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No fruit is higher pay than this: Hafiz

To us intoxicated lovers glance our way, more than this; To Winehouse door show the pathway, more than this. Thank You for the grace that flows to use form Your lip, It’s wonderful, but give a little more I say: … Continue reading

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Syrian Wonder Kid Plays With Maths

He is just six-year-old but is making his engineer parents and Syria proud with his penchant for number crunch. Abdulqader Muwafaq al-Karki from Daraa Governorate is skilled in the four basic operations of elementary arithmetic and solving equations of the … Continue reading

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When an industrial town showed the way

In March 1987 some places in Madhya Pradesh witnessed communal clashes, but it redounded to the credit of the masses in both Bhopal and Ashta that they, by and large, refused to heed mischief-makers. Of course, there were cases of … Continue reading

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Auditor’s view of UPA-2 performance

By M Rama Rao It is time for self-praise for the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government of economist turned reluctant politician Manmohan Singh; the 24×7 channels are working over time to fix the TRPs of the second Congress led coalition’s … Continue reading

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Masses show impact

By Mohammad Vazeeruddin There is plenty of evidence to suggest that the influence of Sufi Islam and the Bhakti Cult on Muslims and Hindus, respectively, is far too enormous for them to stray into communal madness exhibited by fringe groups. … Continue reading

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Masses are not infected…

In a joint sting operation, Tehelka magazine, and Headlines Today, a TV channel, have unmasked the Karnataka-based fundamentalist organization Sri Ram Sene as just another mercenary outfit, willing to stage a communal riot for a fee. The Sene has been … Continue reading

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Noam Chomsky barred from entering West Bank

Commentary by David Walsh 19 May 2010 (wsws.org) Israeli authorities barred Noam Chomsky, professor emeritus of linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a well-known critic of Zionist policy, from entering the Israeli-occupied West Bank Sunday. After being questioned … Continue reading

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‘Piecemeal strategy will not check Taliban, al Qaeda’

American is back to its strategy of piecemeal counter terrorism in the wake of Faisal Shahzad case, which has showcased the continued terror threat to the Big Apple. Investigations into Faisal’s motives and routes are being used to whip Pakistan … Continue reading

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