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Sikhism and Sufism: guide to Peace in South Asia

Sikhism and Sufism: guide to Peace in South Asia

A Muslim laid the foundation stone of the Golden Temple in Amritsar, writes M. Ashraf Haidari, the deputy chief of mission of the Afghan Embassy in India . In fact…

Pollution is eating away India’s prized heritage

Pollution is eating away India’s prized heritage

India’s pollution problem, which came into the limelight after Delhi’s air was declared even filthier than Beijing’s last year, is even more monumental than we thought, says blogger Ankita Rao.…

BJP’s beefy blunders : Cancelling Christmas etc, says Mizoram?

BJP’s beefy  blunders : Cancelling Christmas etc, says Mizoram?

The people of Mizoram say, ‘we are against the beef ban’ They also ask why the BJP government in India ‘cancelled Christmas’ and Good Friday. This week our pick-of-the week…

Via Dolorosa in a Gurgaon Village

Via Dolorosa in a Gurgaon Village

This well-written feature by Sharad Kohli of the Times news network is our pick of the week. Editor. The Passion of Christ paints a picture of his last days, of…

The Telegraph, Calcutta slams pseudo-logic of GOI

The Telegraph, Calcutta slams pseudo-logic of GOI

The editorial in The telegraph, Calcutta, pulls no punches. We absolutely endorse it, and that’s why it’s our ‘Pick of the Week’ The mix of bigotry, cowardice and pseudo-logic shown…

Tibetans should realize that language is also political power

Tibetans should realize that language is also political power

This article by Ngawang Choechen published in  Phayul magazine is our pick-of-the-week and will be serialised. Can Tibetan language be a soft political power? Recently, serious questions have been raised…

Racist: Who? Indian mainlanders or everyone else?

Racist: Who? Indian mainlanders or everyone else?

Gautam Bahn wrote this interesting piece for the Hindu: it’s our pick-of-the-week. On a trip to Lahore once, I was struck by the cultural similarities between my hosts and myself.…

STiNK2013 – The Unbearable Stench of Blood Money

STiNK2013 – The Unbearable Stench of Blood Money

 When the fourth estate is peddled like real estate, when journalism and dirty business collude, and when Orwellian ‘doublethink’ becomes the way of the scribes; we can unhesitatingly conclude that…

Jews celebrate the New Year amidst Calcutta memories

Jews celebrate the New Year amidst Calcutta memories

Calcutta: The ‘menorah’ was lit, the sound of a ‘shofar’ being blown rent the air and greetings of ‘Shanah Tovah’ were exchanged. But, it was a surreal ‘Rosh Hashanah’, or…

Bangladesh viewpoint: India screwed up, Bangladeshis beware!

Bangladesh viewpoint: India screwed up, Bangladeshis beware!

Long touted as the upcoming superpower, the Indian economy has come to a sudden halt with many investors fleeing from the country of one billion. Although many economists are now…

Dalits forced down tunnels of death?

Dalits forced down tunnels of death?

Recently, some men were sent to unblock a drain sewer in the basement of the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) in Delhi. Two of them, Ashok and…

Manipur talent gets pan-India screen presence

Manipur talent gets pan-India screen presence

Thomas Lim, editor of Meghalaya Times, profiles the talent of the North East in our pick-of-the-week choice. North Eastern India is known for its rich cultural heritage, more so for…

Simran and Abhina attend Global Trans Meet

Simran and Abhina attend Global Trans Meet

“FINALLY!!!” read the email from Jacsen, coordinator of this year’s Trans-Health Conference in Philadelphia, as he sent my plane tickets on the morning we were scheduled to travel. The ticket…

Indian Mujahideen- such obliging terrorists

Indian Mujahideen- such obliging terrorists

Can there be more obliging terrorists than our very own Indian Mujahideens! The last they struck was on April when the faction ridden BJP was facing an uphill task to…

Jharkhand’s Japanese Problem

Jharkhand’s Japanese Problem

Jharkhand’s Chaibasa district has an affinity with Japan, but not in a happy way. This is our pick-of-the-week article. I grew up in Patna but the place where I learned…

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