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- Of Desis, Settlers and Flotillas in Israel
Even if the success rate is high, time is against those Israelis who believe that might is right and they will always get their way.
- Terrorism: Let Us Get to The Negotiating Table
Continuing the old Policy of an Eye for an Eye, will be foolishness. We need to invite them to the table, find a Golden Truce
- A Road to Peace? Cracking the Qur'an Code
Is it possible, at this "five minutes to midnight" time we live in, to achieve peace in West Asia?
- Aman ki Asha: Now Why Didn't We Think of That!
The new people-to-people Indo-Pak peace initiative seems a good idea -- and one that strikes me as vaguely familiar.
- The State of the Indian Union
If we have smaller states, we will begin to tackle the issue of decision isolation.
- Cultural Translators: A Step Toward Waging Peace
When more army generals have cultural translators at their sides perhaps there will be hope for waging peace.
- The Value of Surrender
It is only when the Mind chooses to surrender that peace will return on Earth.
- Afghanistan: What Next?
If the Americans leave, can the ISI and the Taliban turn the clock back?
- President Barack Obama Awarded 2009 Nobel Peace Prize
Another question that lingers in my mind when I hear of the Nobel peace prize is why did Mahatma Gandhi never receive one?
- Kashmir: UN Plebiscite is the Need of the Hour
Till date, we have not kept the promise made to the Kashmiri people to hold a UN Plebiscite in Kashmir to allow them their right
- Senator Edward Moore "Ted" Kennedy (1932 - 2009)
"The work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives and the dreams shall never die."
- Hang Kasab
Kasab is what evil is all about and there is only one way to deal with evil - respond with righteous fury and just sentence.
- Why India Should Not Hang Ajmal Kasab
We will not allow Kasab to turn into a martyr! We will allow him time and the opportunity to change his ideology and reform, as
- Violence Inc. When Are We Shutting It Down In This Country?
The author, through a personal tale of childhood horror, describes the scars inflicted upon the psyche of children growing up in regions infested with Violence.
- Lalgarh, Is it Liberated?
Lalgarh remains a burning symbol of Adivasi defiance towards police exploitation and rape.
- After Cairo, Will Obama Back Up His Words With Actions?
Obama is good at making speeches, but can he translate his words into actions?
- Organic Social Development
We must serve society in harmony with our own nature and the nature outside us
- Obama's Speech in Cairo - Reactions on the Ground
A Momentous Event that could transform the course of the History of Our World.
- Poem: LTTE Tiger
At last he is killed, with his desires unfulfilled.
- Is Pakistan going the Iran Way?
A Taliban Ruled, Sunni Fundamentalist, Nuclear Armed Pakistan Is A Distinct Possibility. Please Panic!
- Two Washingtonians On Pakistan
The primary threat to Pakistan comes principally from the elected and unelected leaders who are holed up in Islamabad.
- Pakistan's Way Out: Euthanasia?
When a state is made up of a number of ethnic groups, it has a chance of survival if there is equitable power sharing between
- Sri Lanka Plans to Prolong "Nightmare" War
Why the government would not include the elected members of the Tamil community may hold the key to understanding the issue in its true sense.
- Book Review : Identity and Violence by Amartya Sen
Amartya Sen’s book, “Identity and Violence’ examines the connection between violence and our tendency to identify with one key trait.
- A Genocide Sri Lanka is Proud to Talk About on Camera
This is a shocking video.
- India's Post-Independence Fight For Freedom
Maybe we started taking our precious freedom for granted and needed to be reminded that we simply cannot.Aditi Nadkarni
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- Dining with the Terrorists - Phil Rees in Sri Lanka
We want to convince the Tamil rebels and the Sri Lankan government to get to the negotiation table and resolve their grievances without violence and
- BBB Inc. - With Bare Hands If Necessary
This wall is an artificial construct that needs to be brought down - with bare hands if necessary - one brick at a time.
- Meeting The Congressman For The Sri Lanka LTTE Crisis
Watching the human suffering and the brutality of the Sri Lankan forces for several weeks has finally thrust me to swing into action. Consultation with
- An Open Letter to President Obama on the Israel-Palestine Issue
To Save Israel, it must be made weak
- The World And President Obama: A Reason For The Romance
We are a generation that has set ourselves apart and see in this new President, a lot of ourselves and a little of who we
- Israel’s Gaza Offensive
It is not easy to say that Israel’s actions are justified. There is an election coming.
- Awaking a Sleeping Man
Is it little wonder that Pakistan repeatedly spouts its "Baseless" remarks, and runs hoops around our government, while asking for"evidence"?
- Israel & Palestine: Force Is Never the Solution
The point neoconzix in Israel and the West refuse to fathom: force is never the solution.
- Congo Connection - 3
General Laurent Nkunda says 'I want people like you with me who understand the heart of Congo'
- Satire: Animal Farm Too
After much deliberation and rumination she spoke weighing each word with her thick-fat tongue.
- 19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East by Naomi Shihab Nye
The tapestry of inheritance of the East is laced with tales quite unknown in the West.
- Congo Connection 2
Somewhere at a plush estate in Midrand, Johannesburg a deal of millions of dollars of armaments is being made. The gun sellers fuel the civil
- poem: hatred and love
if hatred was a sacrificial goat / it should be rescued and protected
- Symbolic Gestures Are Sometimes Necessary
I usually agree with Jawed Naqvi, but not this time.
- India's 9/11 - Rage, Retaliation, and Restraint, Part II
The Mumbai attacks were India’s 9/11.
- Mumbai Limps Back To Life
In case you’re wondering what an atmosphere of terror looks like, come to Mumbai right now.
- Disjointed Questions on the Bombay Blasts and Its Aftermath
Questions and musings in my mind over the past 48 hours.Kim
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- My Friend, the Landlord
A remarkable woman who is transforming the hearts of Indian landlords in the hinterland
- An Open Letter to the Dalai Lama
Your Holiness, will history judge you harshly for not having achieved anything much for the people of Tibet?
- The Death of An Indian
The truth remains that he died because he was a North-East Indian
- Congress Losing Ground
Forecasting has never been my forte, but then you don’t need to be an astrologer to see the obvious.
- Media and Politics
I may sound fundamentalist but still I will take the liberty and ask the ‘Softists’ how will they react if one of their kin
- Book Review: Saul Bellow’s To Jerusalem and Back: A Personal Account
Zionist Bellow supports Israel, but does not hesitate to point out Israel’s faults and makes a few of his own.
- Attacks on Churches and Christians in India - Violence in Mangalore
Why are atrocities against Christians being downplayed in the media?Kim
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- M F Hussain Cleared of Obscenity Charges - A Question of Dignity
The more I force myself to look at Hussain’s work rationally, the more I feel that our Constitution has been taken for a ride.
- The Human DNA
Let us own up to the fact there is a common human DNA that makes us all speak up.
- Do Bigha Zameen: A Modern Retelling
West Bengal’s reforms turned out to be the best land reform and distribution system in India
- Elie Wiesel And The Kingdom of Night
In his Nobel Prize acceptance speech, Elie Wiesel recounts how surviving the holocaust forever changed his view of life.
- Book Review : Speaking of Empire and Resistance by Tariq Ali
No matter what view point we hold- this book will make the reader sit up and take note.Shantanu Dutta
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- Intimidation of the Press
The Democratic State and the Lumpen have both used power to further their own ends.
- Paranoia, Transformers, & the Free State
Mid-air, Megatron would metamorphose from the T-Shirt, hijacking them away in search of the Cube or would he demand destruction of all hard detergents?
- Book Review : Changing Gods by Rudolf C Heredia
In his work, Changing Gods the Jesuit sociologist Rudolph Heredia very eruditely unpacks the rather prickly subject of religious conversion.
- Doing Peace Wrong
Unlike Gandhi-ji, the Dalai Lama has never understood the indispensable political utility of harm’s way.
- Tibet - The Myth of Shangri-La
Beneath the smiling face of the 14th Dalai Lama that we see on TV interviews and at public functions there is a worried man.