Filed under Conspiracies

Banning Books (A Case of Exploding Mangoes)

Zahid Hussain, Dawn Pakistan BANNING and burning books is a manifestation of a culture that is afraid to face the truth. It is ignorance of the book’s message or the fear of the latter that is often the reason for someone trying to ban a book. We have a long history of suppressing dissenting views … Continue reading

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The Crazed, Rogue Leader is in Washington, Not Teheran!

IRANIANS KNOW AMERICA BETTER THAN AMERICANS DO . . . Sunday Island  by Selvam Canagaratna “We are all born mad. Some remain so.” – Samuel Beckett, Waiting for Godot, 1952. “History in the Middle East is unkind to us westerners,” wrote Robert Fisk in one of his recent columns in the UK’s Independent. “Just when … Continue reading

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The mask of anarchy: On Jawaharlal Nehru University violence

Hindu Editorial The JNU attack couldn’t have been carried out without the connivance of those in power Chilling and brutal, the visuals of the rampage of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in New Delhi on Sunday night by a mob of masked criminals will torment the country’s conscience for a long time to come. The mob ransacked … Continue reading

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Thieves of state

Rashid Javaid Rana, Dawn, Pakistan The writer is a civil servant. DO we really have a tax base? This is a million-dollar question, with responses akin to that of the parable of blind men interpreting an elephant. Some are of the view that only a fractional percentage of income earners are tax declarants; some regard … Continue reading

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Facts And Fallacies Of Muslim Population In Sri Lanka

By Nimal Siripala (Colombo Telegraph) It’s a long read of 6000+ words Anti-Muslim campaigns have been on the rise in the recent past across Sri Lanka – raising the spectre of Muslims being an existential threat to Buddhism and the Sinhala race due to their increase in numbers and growing economic domination. The perceived demographic … Continue reading

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