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US Perceptions of India

May 29, 2010 admin 33

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 with Americans from different walks of life, during a visit Read more ………

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Beyond the winds of desire: Rumi

May 29, 2010 admin 0

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 If you don’t have a measure people will rob you Read more ………

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Sri Lanka: Looking Through, Talking About…

May 29, 2010 admin 0

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 occasions in the past year when they could have met, Read more ………

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No fruit is higher pay than this: Hafiz

May 29, 2010 admin 0

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: more than this. To that One Who simplifies this crazy Read more ………

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Syrian Wonder Kid Plays With Maths

May 29, 2010 admin 0

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 first and second degree, according to a report circulated by Read more ………

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When an industrial town showed the way

May 28, 2010 admin 0

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 arson, but there was not a single case of stabbing Read more ………

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Auditor’s view of UPA-2 performance

May 25, 2010 admin 15

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 first anniversary in office. By and large it is a Read more ………

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Masses show impact

May 21, 2010 admin 0

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. For instance, there was a communal riot in Moradabad in Read more ………

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Masses are not infected…

May 20, 2010 admin 0

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 making waves in recent years as moral police in Bangalore, Read more ………

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Noam Chomsky barred from entering West Bank

May 19, 2010 admin 1

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 for several hours, he and his daughter Avi were turned Read more ………