Monthly Archives: August 2010

US sanctions of Iran hurts India, leaves China unaffected

{This article first appeared on Policy Research Group web site,} Washington does not seem to be `too serious’ to enforce these sanctions. This is clear from the `loopholes’ in the relevant laws, which appear as a deliberate act of … Continue reading

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On the way to Myanmar’s democracy Nirvana

By Malladi Rama Rao Myanmar goes to polls on November 7 to elect its new law makers and new government, according to the brief announcement carried on the state radio and TV on Friday, Aug 13. The junta describes the … Continue reading

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Review: Perspectives: The Timeless Way of Wisdom

Title:Perspectives Vol-I Author: Paul Brunton Pages-392; Price Rs.395 New Age Books, Naraina Phase-1 New Delhi- 110028 (India) Reviewer: M Rama Rao Paul Brunton needs no introduction. The world knows him as the British journalist turned spiritual seeker who had introduced … Continue reading

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Politics behind garment workers agitation in Bangladesh

Opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) of former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia sees the unrest in ready garment sector as a sabotage of Bangladesh economy by a foreign country, a euphemism for India.But government views the trouble as the handiwork of … Continue reading

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Islam-Its Pluralism, Indian Practitioners

Muslims of the Indian subcontinent mostly follow the Chisti, Naqshbandi, Qadri and Suharwardi Orders. Headquartered at Ajmer, the Chishti Order, with its inclusive traditions, remains the most popular. The legend of Khwaja Moinuddin presents an exemplary life demonstrating the pluralistic … Continue reading

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Markets, profits soar amid signs of deepening slump

By Barry Grey Stock markets in Asia, Europe and the US rose sharply Monday as major banks and corporations reported bumper profits despite signs of slowing economic growth. In Europe, stocks rose to a three-month high after the continent’s biggest … Continue reading

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Bhopal Tragedy: Enigmatic Silence, Eerie Silence

There are not many in Delhi today who know the story behind the story that had culminated in the Union Carbide’s offer of compensation to the victims of a dangerous gas leak from its plant in Bhopal in the eighties. … Continue reading

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