Cricket fever cannot be cured with any oral medicine

H Moulana (Island) An event named ‘Legendary Test Captains’ Dinner’, conducted by Lord’s, was held in London recently. Several leading figures of the game graced the occasion. The picture shows Arjuna Ranatunga, Sir Gary Sobers, Sanath Jayasuriya, Sir Viv Richards and Clive Lloyd, five of the leading figures of the game who played significant roles … Continue reading

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“Adopt the Hindu way of life and be saved” – Hindutuwa Theory

How does one please Golwalkar? (Original Title) Jawed Naqvi  (Dawn, Pakistan) IF Hindu rashtra becomes inevitable, how should India’s Muslims and Christians go about taking evasive action, and will they be the only ones that need to? We are not talking about the reasons why such an eventuality could descend on us sooner or later.

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Murder by police

Dawn Pakistan Editorial  A TRAGIC death in Karachi has shone a much-needed spotlight on a dark practice of elements within the state. The euphemism of ‘encounters’ and clinical terms such as ‘extrajudicial killings’ hide the true horror of what it is: premeditated murder by men in uniform, the very people tasked with protecting the public.

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Dogs, bones, polls

Island Editorial  The UNP and the SLFP did their damnedest to avoid an electoral contest because they were wary of taking on each other at the expense of the fragile unity of their yahapalana government. But, today, they are squaring off, having exhausted all their lame excuses for postponing the local government polls. They are … Continue reading

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