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After Modiphobia, Congress now suffers from secularosis

After Modiphobia, Congress now suffers from secularosis

What does it take to prove the ‘secular credentials’ of a certain individual. Is secularism an absolute or a relative term? Is secularism decided by thoughts and actions, or is it certified by an overarching authority? In the Indian political context at least, in both cases, the latter appears to be the…


Bharat Nirman, sure: The metro story

“Iss yatra seva mein thoda vilamb hoga, iss asuvidha ke liye humme khed hai” I never…


After Gangnam Style and Harlem Shake, here comes Fandangoing!

For those of us who stopped watching the WWE (or the WWF as it was known then) for its…


Pakistani Twitterverse divided: Some celebrate historic vote, others decry rigged poll

Pakistan on Saturday witnessed one of the highest turnouts ever in the general election not only at polling booths in cities across the country but also on Twitter. Despite attacks by the Taliban and other terrorist groups in Karachi, Hyderabad and…



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Hagel needs to ‘Chuck’ the ego

Chuck Hagel’s confirmation as the United States Secretary of Defence doesn’t bode well for the world’s most powerful country. A polarising candidate for Defence Secretary right from the start, Obama’s replacement for Leon Panetta overcame …

We can’t afford to be vulnerable in the face of terrorism

The Hyderabad blasts of Thursday evening may have dealt a shattering blow to our hopes and aspirations. We deserve the right to be secure in our own country. We have reached a point where it is futile to reiterate that the Government has …

Dhaka’s Tahrir has a different side to it

More than four decades ago, freedom from Pakistan came at a grave price for the Bangladeshi populace. Millions of Bangladeshis fell victim to war crimes perpetrated by Pakistani forces and facilitated by the country's largest Islamic party -- The …

Indian school in Middle East aiming for Guinness

A rather ordinary Indian school in Saudi Arabia is on the verge of creating history. The International Indian School in Dammam city could very well be listed as one of the largest educational institution in the Guinness Book of World Records, with …









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