Archive for July, 2016

And I am not dead, for I cannot be murdered even if they try to

Jul 19, 2016 No Comments

I’m Qandeel Baloch. You just heard the wrong news that I have been murdered today, it’s quite funny how the media uses the surprise news and gets my story going to catch TRPs but I want to clarify that I’m still alive. I cannot be murdered, I’m the rebel, you can see me on each [...]

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Where deshbhakti overtakes diplomacy, writes HARISH KHARE

Jul 19, 2016 No Comments

IF there is not much talk of a “Doval doctrine” it is perhaps because it has had a kind of a soft launch. It can be reasonably suggested that the doctrine was first articulated by the newly appointed National Security Adviser during his Beijing visit in September 2014.  In a chat with the China-based Indian [...]

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Along roads controlled by protesters and towns patrolled by Indian troops into hospital wards filled with pain, by ZAHID RAFIQ

Jul 19, 2016 No Comments

Bumdoor/Anantnag, Indian-administered Kashmir - Aside from the black ravens that kraaw from every tin roof in Kawpoor, there is complete silence . It is early morning on Wednesday and for a while it seems that no one lives here. Doors and windows are closed. There are only the ravens, dozens and dozens of them, and the [...]

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The Brinjal Curry of Harappan times could have been made yesterday, discovers SOITY BANERJEE

Jul 19, 2016 No Comments

Everyone eats. But what if you were told that 4,000 years ago they ate almost exactly what you ate last night? That re-heating it in the microwave was the only real advantage you had over an average Harappan home cook. In other words, had you been washed ashore four millennia ago on the banks of [...]

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It’s not about noble soldiers fighting evil Kashmiri terrorists & this narrative has to stop, says KAVITA KRISHNAN, as she gives solutions

Jul 12, 2016 No Comments

An appeal to the conscience of every Indian citizen – to tune down the shrill media noise for a bit, take a step back from the easy, packaged ‘discourse’ being dished out, and ask try and ask ourselves some uncomfortable but necessary questions. I am being asked by various persons in the media to comment [...]

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The Congress typically runs with the hare & hunts with the hound in J&K, says IFTIKHAR GILANI

Jul 12, 2016 No Comments

FORKED TONGUE OF CONGRESS Congress President Sonia Gandhi’s statement for national consumption, where she says, no compromise on matters relating to national security and terrorism must be dealt with firmly.. And In contrast see the state of J&K unit Congress, saying Mrs. Gandhi termed loss of precious lives as very unfortunate and sympathized with bereaved [...]

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The secret history of South Asians and African American solidarity of over a century

Jul 12, 2016 No Comments

South Asians and African Americans have been standing up for each other for over a century. These are the histories we were never taught. By Anirvan Chatterjee (@anirvan) of the Berkeley South Asian Radical History Walking Tour. (Want to go deeper? Read Nico Slate‘s Colored Cosmopolitanism and Vijay Prashad‘s Everybody Was Kung Fu Fighting.) Please share these stories/images! 1 Feb  20 notes 1 Feb  273 notes Swami [...]

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A fact check on all that PM Narendra Modi said in his interview to Times Now, by CHUNAUTI

Jul 01, 2016 No Comments

Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Times Now, his first TV interview since taking office, on 27 Jun 2016. As with his Wall Street Journal interview the month before (critiqued here), Modi covered a lot of ground, from economic reform to domestic politics to foreign policy. Here we specifically examine some of his claims regarding his ambitious development agenda. Modi [...]

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Hello, AIB, when you made your Adulthood video, did you forget something, asks SHARANYA GOPINATHAN

Jul 01, 2016 No Comments

Last week, Buzzfeed India published a video called, ‘Your Childhood in 100 seconds’, bringing together some of the things that defined every [probably upper middle-class] Indian’s childhood. It hit 80s and 90s kids straight in the proverbial feels, and everyone was basking in the warm glow it produced until AIB jumped in and spoiled it last night [...]

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NISID HAJARI on Britain’s latest ugly Partition

Jul 01, 2016 No Comments

Last Thursday’s vote to leave the European Union was hardly the U.K.’s first “Brexit.” More than a few countries in the Middle East, Asia and Africa have scars to show from Britain’s long and haphazard withdrawal from its onetime empire. Borders drawn through Palestine and around Iraq continue to fuel bitter conflicts throughout the region [...]

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