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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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What death can teach the living

Daily FT “Do not act as if you were going to live ten thousand years. Death hangs over you” – Marcus Aurelius Rumours, lies, and propaganda aren’t the normal kind of bad news. People understand that floods and fires happen, that bosses sometimes have personal problems. When you are confronted with rumours, lies, or propaganda, … Continue reading

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The truth about disharmony and discrimination

Daily FT Although it has been said that religion has been a divisive force in society, peaceful co-existence has always been the way of life in Sri Lanka – Pic by Shehan Gunasekara Excerpts from the wisdom of the ancient: The Constitution of the Five Nations – or – The Iroquois Book of the Great … Continue reading

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