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Modi should have said Gandhiji was anti-Gujarati!!

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Modi should have said Gandhiji was anti-Gujarati!!

Did Gandhi too let down Gujaratis? (Soroor Ahmed wrote this piece for The Chronicle, we reproduce it here as our Pick of theWeek article) While speaking at Gujarat Gaurav Sammelan on October 16 Prime Minister Narendra Modi, perhaps inadvertently, forgot to mention the name of one person who ‘conspired’, more than anyone else, against the […]

Meghalaya at 45: Society in crisis?

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Meghalaya at 45: Society in crisis?

Thomas Lim, editor of Meghalaya Times, wrote this insightful piece on the occasion of the 45th State Day of Meghalaya: As Meghalaya turns 45, just five more years away from the Golden Jubilee of attaining its statehood, the state is yet to exhibit some state-of-the-art infrastructure or landmark policy and legislation. While  the rest of […]

Apathetic Society Shames Us: Meghalaya Times Editor on sex scandal

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Apathetic Society Shames Us: Meghalaya Times Editor on sex scandal

What is happening to Meghalaya? How can Khasi society keep silent? Why didn’t the police book the whole lot of ‘perverts’ under POSCO?  Meghalaya Times Editor Thomas Lim expresses his anguish: The shameful act where a 14 year old girl was sexually assaulted by at least 13 persons, including a legislator and a 66 years […]

Can they topple the status Quo in 2017?

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Can they topple the status Quo in 2017?

Afraid of declining living standards for the majority, electorates in many countries have embraced simplistic explanations for the problems confronting many Western societies and economies. They have supported candidates with magical solutions, promising a painless and rapid restoration of prosperity. They will almost certainly be disappointed. The scale and complexity of modern societies, entrenched private […]

What’s so new about female terrorists?

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What’s so new about female terrorists?

Are we reading too much into the involvement of women in terrorist acts in Bangladesh? This by no means is a new spectacle. The so called weaker sex has always been a part of terror ever since the phenomenon was exploited to create psychological and physical havoc on the target, be it the state or […]

Why Christians should join Pope Francis in his war on Christmas

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Why Christians should join Pope Francis in his war on Christmas

US President elect Donald Trump thinks he’s ‘won the war against Christmas’, but Journalist Christopher hale has something more to say: Unfortunately for O’Reilly and Trump, there’s still one person they must defeat in this self-perpetuating war on Christmas. It’s Pope Francis, the 80-year-old leader of 1.2 billion Catholics across the globe. “Christmas is a […]

ISI it a RAW tale of Plastic Surgery from Pak?

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ISI it a RAW tale of Plastic Surgery from Pak?

On 3 March 2016 a retired Indian Naval Commander Kulbhushan Yadav was arrested in Pakistan on charges of illegal entry into the country via Iran. The arrest was made near the border region of Chaman. Twenty six days later, on March 29, Civilian and military leaders presented to the media in Islamabad his video confession […]

Don’t drag Army into ‘ultra-patriotism’ politics

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Don’t drag Army into ‘ultra-patriotism’ politics

A deeply disturbing outcome of the “surgical strike” on Pakistani across the line of control in Kashmir is how the ruling and opposition parties, as well as some retired army officers are trying to  drag the Indian Army into politics. The politicians’ of course, are motivated by the coming Uttar Pradesh elections. The greater blame […]

Is India on the brink of a Dalit Uprising?

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Is India on the brink of a Dalit Uprising?

Is India on the brink of a ‘Dalit uprising’? Are the self proclaimed ‘gau rakshaks’ queering Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pitch? Will Prime Minister Modi rise to the occasion and come up with a master stroke that unifies India?  India cannot be the country where a cow is more valuable than a human being, writes […]