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  • Happy birthday, Thalaiva! Tweeple wishes ‘youth icon’ Modi 17 Sep 2019 07:06 New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Twitterati on Tuesday celebrated the 69th birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in their own style, some praying for his good health and praising his exemplary leadership skills, others dedicating songs, creating memes and GIFs …
  • Modi didn’t ask me to return Zakir Naik: Malaysia PM 17 Sep 2019 06:05 Kuala Lumpur, Sep 17 (IANS) Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Tuesday said that his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi did not request him to return controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, who is a fugitive in India and has taken shelter in the …
  • Nobody can challenge Farooq Abdullah’s nationalism: National Conference 17 Sep 2019 05:54 Express News Service SRINAGAR: National Conference MP Hasnain Masoodi termed the Centre’s decision to invoke stringent Public Safety Act (PSA) against three-time former chief minister and sitting MP Farooq Abdullah as “unimaginable and shocking” and stated …
  • Faulconer to California GOP: ‘Be the Party That Says “Yes”‘ 17 Sep 2019 02:45 This post originally appeared in the Sept. 14 Politics Report. Get the Politics Report delivered to your inbox. Mayor Kevin Faulconer is back in the GOP limelight and his approach to homelessness is drawing headlines. The mayor spoke at the state GOP’s …
  • 50 years of a landmark split 17 Sep 2019 02:41 SONIA Gandhi has at last called for agitational politics all the way to the villages and small towns. It is an excellent idea, but agitations do not usually flow from the leader’s command. They spring mostly from a suppressed and abused people’s angst. It …
  • Sexual Health Awareness Week: #EndSmearFear campaign launched to break down stigma of smear tests 17 Sep 2019 01:12 A new social media campaign has launched to combat the stigma which continues to surround smear tests. Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust has partnered with Twitter to launch a smear test campaign for Sexual Health Awareness Week, which takes place from Monday 16 …
  • Guru Nanak Dev birth anniversary: Captain Amarinder names two ministers for joint meet, SAD not satisfied 17 Sep 2019 00:19 The SGPC had claimed that it would be the third time if the state government fails to send its two requisite representatives to the next meeting slated on September 17 in Amritsar. The Punjab government Monday said it has nominated two Cabinet ministers …
  • Politics, verbal duel hot up again over NRC 17 Sep 2019 00:12 The fortnight after the August 31 publication of the final National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam has seen politics over the issue hotting up in neighbouring West Bengal, and the war of words between Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Mamata Banerjee- …
  • The Best Art Shows This Fall 16 Sep 2019 23:58 Below, we've rounded up the biggest and best art shows you need to know about this season, like a museum-wide exhibition of international contemporary artists, luscious abstracts by Neddy winner Gillian Theobald, and Italian treasures from a Naples …
  • The Best Readings & Talks This Fall 16 Sep 2019 23:58 Below, we've compiled all of our critics' picks for the season's literary events, like journalist and debut novelist Ta-Nehisi Coates, hilarious feminist Lindy West, nonfiction giant Tim O’Brien, and newscaster Rachel Maddow. You can also find …
  • Some Asian Americans bristle at Andrew Yang's use of stereotypes 16 Sep 2019 23:25 For Yang, it was a lead-in to a broader response on health care. But for Fang, it was grating. "I found this part galling, because here he is sort of obtusely reinforcing the model-minority myth and model-minority stereotypes," said Fang, who …
  • The reality check 16 Sep 2019 22:52 Pakistan does not care for the Kashmiris and for a long time has had no hope of making any territorial gains against us. (C R Sasikumar) A cost-benefit analysis for the country of the recent, electorally-rich move of the government on Jammu and Kashmir …
  • Public? Safety? 16 Sep 2019 22:52 Abdullah — and his son Omar — may have many a question to answer when it comes to their record of governance in the state but not the question of fealty to the Indian Constitution. The government’s decision to wield the Public Safety Act (PSA) against …
  • 'Should Become Bangladesh PM'- BJP MLA Targets Mamata Banerjee for Opposing NRC 16 Sep 2019 22:04 New Delhi: A BJP MLA from Uttar Pradesh targeted West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday over the issue of National Register of Citizens (NRC), saying if she wants to let Bangladeshi-origin people stay in the state then she should become the …
  • Forty Years Ago, September 17, 1979: Afghan Prez Resigns 16 Sep 2019 20:11 The Indian Express front page on September 17, 1979 Nur Mohammad Taraki of Afghanistan resigned as president and party leader in Afghanistan, the state-owned Radio Kabul announced. He has been replaced by Hafeezullah Amin, prime minister and first minister …
  • Congress, stuck in a quagmire 16 Sep 2019 20:11 In the wake of the divide within the Congress Party on the Narendra Modi government’s unilateral moves on Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), an idealistic party insider pointed to me the irony of the chorus against the party’s ‘first family’ — when push came to …
  • Rajkot: Congress corporators of RMC want minister Rajyaguru back; he is willing, with conditions 16 Sep 2019 19:27 Rajyaguru was the richest MLA in the state having assets worth Rs 123 crore. In view of the election due next year to the Rajkot Municipal Corporation, 15 Congress corporators of Rajkot Municipal Corporation on Monday went to Ahmedabad and requested the …
  • Exhibition in Surat to celebrate PM Modi’s birthday 16 Sep 2019 19:27 The hoardings displayed photographs depicting the PM’s life, including pictures of his house, his school days, the catching of a crocodile, his entry in politics, becoming the Chief Minister of Gujarat, steps undertaken by him for the development of the …
  • Lilly Singh Premiering On NBC: The Unusual Backstory Of Late Night’s New Leading Lady 16 Sep 2019 19:08 "A Little Late with Lilly Singh" is Singh’s first foray onto the small screen, but the 30-year-old has been creating videos for nearly a decade on YouTube. Ryan Pfluger/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty ImagesLate tonight—or really, early …
  • Breaker of the mould 16 Sep 2019 19:03 The greater test of his indomitable courage and one which was fraught with grave personal danger was his defence of the conspirators in Indira Gandhi’s assassination, Kehar Singh and Balbir Singh. On Ram Jethmalani’s departure to God’s lounge, memories, …
  • How Warren would 'end lobbying as we know it' 16 Sep 2019 18:24 Presented by the U.S. Travel Association With David Beavers and Daniel Lippman HOW WARREN WOULD ‘END LOBBYING AS WE KNOW IT’: Elizabeth Warren debuted a new proposal this morning to “end lobbying as we know it” ahead of a speech in New York tonight, …
  • Kamala Harris grew up in a mostly white world. Then she went... 16 Sep 2019 15:25 As a Howard freshman, Harris and classmate Gwen Whitfield attend a protest demanding an end to apartheid and calling for divestment from South Africa. As a Howard freshman, Harris and classmate Gwen Whitfield attend a protest demanding an end to apartheid …
  • Zarif Voices Concern over Kashmir Situation 16 Sep 2019 15:09 TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif expressed concern about the conditions in Kashmir region at a meeting with a senior Indian diplomat. - Politics news - Foreign Secretary of India Vijay Keshav Gokhale who has travelled to …
  • Kodela Sivaprasad Rao, former Andhra Pradesh Speaker, dies in hospital after suicide bid 16 Sep 2019 15:04 Kodela Sivaprasad Rao was founded hanging by a rope from his ceiling fan on Monday morningTwitter Former Andhra Pradesh speaker and senior Telugu Desam Party leader Kodela Sivaprasad Rao, 72, died on Monday in a Hyderabad hospital after an apparent suicide …
  • Middle America may not get late-night newcomer Lilly Singh. They can deal with it 16 Sep 2019 14:20 When YouTube superstar Lilly Singh decided to join NBC’s late-night block — in the sleepless 1:35 a.m. slot previously held by Carson Daly — she kept the secret for months. She didn’t tell friends; she didn’t tell family. They learned about it, like most …
  • Kartarpur Corridor to be opened for Indian pilgrims on November 9: Pakistan 16 Sep 2019 14:05 The Kartarpur corridor will open on November 9. (File) Pakistan Monday said it would open the Kartarpur corridor for Indian Sikh pilgrims on November 9, three days before the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak, PTI reported. The announcement comes amid …
  • Team Modi's Big Risk In Not Consulting Experts Like Manmohan Singh 16 Sep 2019 12:10 "The Indian National Congress re-states its conclusion that the "demonetization" experiment of November 2016 will rank as one of contemporary India's most ill-thought and reckless economic misadventures. The scars of this bizarre and …
  • India detains prominent Kashmiri leader under law critics call draconian 16 Sep 2019 11:50 NEW DELHI — Indian authorities have charged Farooq Abdullah, the most senior mainstream politician in Kashmir and a serving member of the Indian Parliament, under a controversial law that allows detentions of up to two years without trial. The detention of …
  • Reparations or Liberty? 16 Sep 2019 09:52 Among many telltale signs of the tectonic fissures dividing the nation, perhaps the most telling is the near universal call by prominent Democrats and others for reparations.  This refers to a compensatory payment made to the descendants of African slaves …
  • Linking the gun industry with the NRA, a domestic terrorist organization 16 Sep 2019 07:08 Linking the gun industry with the NRA, a domestic terrorist organization By Lynda Carson - September 15, 2019 San Francisco - This is the last in a series of articles about the National Rifle Association (NRA), a domestic terrorist organization, and it’s …
  • 'Every businessman fears enforcement agencies' 16 Sep 2019 05:28 'Everybody fears them and rightly so. Who in his right senses wouldn't fear these agencies?' 'They can take away everything in seconds with near zero recourse to law.' Illustrations: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com Not known to mince his …
  • From Burnham to AFC: The failure of a country 16 Sep 2019 04:46 Sep 16, 2019 Features / Columnists, Freddie Kissoon 0 If someone was to say to me to look them in the eyes wearing only my academic hat, and with deep honesty say yes or no to Burnham being a great leader, I would not hesitate even for a fraction of a …
  • India’s Democratic Dictatorship 16 Sep 2019 04:10 September 16, 2019 The Daily Star The government of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has completed a hundred days of its second term. Photo: Reuters Shashi Tharoor Amid much fanfare, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government has completed a …
  • Kashmir, Afghanistan high on PM’s agenda at UNGA 16 Sep 2019 03:20 PHOTO: FILE KARACHI: The federal government has finalised the main points of the speech that Prime Minister Imran Khan will deliver at the upcoming session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York. It is being said that it will be a very …
  • A vomiting president, gatecrashers and Cold War adversaries: The state dinners to remember 16 Sep 2019 03:12 Posted September 16, 2019 12:56:47 The White House touts the state dinner as the crown jewel of a foreign dignitary's state visit. So it's good news for Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his wife Jenny to be invited to one at the White …
  • Hurting federation 16 Sep 2019 02:37 Hurting federation The reported move of the taking over of the administration of Karachi by the Federal government from the PPP provincial government of Sindh may not surely be legitimised constitutionally and politically because of its lack of …
  • Community Schools Become an Alternative to Formal Education in Kashmir 15 Sep 2019 22:42 SRINAGAR, India – Community schools have become an alternative to formal education in Indian Kashmir, which has been surrounded by security forces for over a month after the Indian government stripped it of its semi-autonomous status. Despite schools being …
  • Arun Jaitley, the farmers’ finance minister 15 Sep 2019 21:23 From this author Arun Jaitley. (File) There have been several obituaries of Arun Jaitley. Most focus on his contribution to the BJP as a political strategist, or to the nation through GST-type reforms, or as personal friend, including by those occupying …
  • CITY NOTES: A bird hit and a ban 15 Sep 2019 17:43 LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar has been through some tough times recently, most notably when he was coming home the other day from Hafizabad, when a bird hit his helicopter, causing a massive dent, and an awful kerfuffle. His visit had been a …
  • An oil pipeline expansion is dividing Canada’s indigenous peoples 15 Sep 2019 11:21 September 15 at 6:00 AM When Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced he was approving the expansion of the Trans Mountain oil pipeline, Leah George-Wilson prepared for a fight. George-Wilson, chief of the Tsleil-Waututh First Nation in Vancouver, …
  • Sunday Eye roundup: Mr Kutty from Karachi, a murder in Baghpat, more 15 Sep 2019 11:17 Biyyathil Moideen Kutty, who died last month, was a communist among believers, a nonconformist in his adopted country – and proof of the irrelevance of borders. Every week, the Sunday EYE special from the Indian Express brings to you the best weekend reads …
  • Modi, Trump at Houston will be all about quid pro quo (Guest Column) 15 Sep 2019 10:08 The ducks seem to be lining up for President Donald Trump to join Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Indian-American community event slated to be held on September 22 at Houston. Modi will take the megaphone to address the Indian-American community at the …
  • Gurpreet Singh: Conservative candidate Harpreet Singh stands out for his vocal criticism of repression in India 15 Sep 2019 09:04 As we head toward the next federal election on October 21, not many candidates are taking the current situation in India seriously. Nor are they talking about its impact on Canadian politics. Under the right-wing Hindu nationalist government led by Prime …
  • Take moral high ground, don’t fall into race, religious polarisation trap, Kit Siang urges Pakatan 15 Sep 2019 08:56 Umno president Datuk Seri Zahid Hamidi and PAS president Datuk Seri Hadi Awang at the Himpunan Penyatuan Ummah (Muslim Unity Rally) held at the Putra World Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur September 14, 2019. — Picture by Shafwan Zaidon KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 15 — …
  • Mamata should go to Bangladesh if she wants support of their citizens: BJP MLA Surendra Singh 15 Sep 2019 08:53 By ANI Launching a scathing attack against West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee over National Register of Citizens (NRC) issue, BJP MLA Surendra Singh on Saturday said that the exercise will be implemented in the state and if Banerjee wants to do …
  • Always wanted to do a mass entertainer: Amyra Dastur 15 Sep 2019 08:40 Mumbai: Actress Amyra Dastur, who next will be seen in ‘Prassthanam, says she always wanted to do a mass entertainer film in her career. “It’s an absolute, stereotypical Bollywood masala film. It has got our favorite heroes like Sanjay Dutt, Jackie Shroff, …
  • Politics gets personal on dating apps 15 Sep 2019 07:27 Gone are the days when you talked politics only on the third or fourth date. With political compatibility becoming important to millennials, apps now let you list your views Everyone has their turn-offs in online dating — some swipe left for bad grammar, …
  • From India to Britain, every citizen is harmed by anti-migrant hostility | Kenan Malik 15 Sep 2019 06:53 In the Indian state of Assam, the authorities are building detention camps for “illegal immigrants”, most of whom are Indian citizens. In South Africa, hundreds of Nigerian workers have been airlifted home as anti-migrant violence spirals out of control. …
  • Pakistan starts issuing visas to Indian Sikh pilgrims 15 Sep 2019 06:47 Yatree­s to partic­ipate in first Nagar Kirtan since 1947 from New Delhi to Nankan­a Sahib File photo of Sikh pilgrims (PHOTO: FILE) LAHORE: Pakistan Embassy in New Delhi has started issuing visas to Indian Sikh pilgrims who want to participate in the …
  • 50 Scots who changed the world: 20-1 15 Sep 2019 04:49 In 1879 Williamina Paton Stevens Fleming found herself pregnant, unexpectedly alone and far from home. The year before, together with her husband James, she had emigrated from Scotland to the US. Fleming applied for a job as a maid and housekeeper at the …
  • BJP looking to garner maximum mileage from ‘Telangana Liberation Day’ 15 Sep 2019 04:12 Hyderabad, Sep 15 (IANS) Aiming to emerge as an alternative to the ruling TRS, the BJP is looking to garner maximum political benefit from its two-decade-old demand for the official celebration of Telangana Liberation Day on September 17. Buoyed by its …
  • The future of Broadcast TV (Column: Talking Point) 15 Sep 2019 04:12 For over 30 years TV has been the dominant form of entertainment in India and the world. It is estimated that around 850 million people have access to a TV set in India. On an average 250 million Indians watch Broadcast television every day and on special …
  • Book review | Shubha Mudgal's 'Looking for Miss Sargam': Perks of being a wallflower 15 Sep 2019 03:08 Express News Service Shubha Mudgal’s first work of fiction, Looking for Miss Sargam: Stories of Music and Misadventure, takes the reader—both the initiated and the uninitiated—gently by the hand into the lesser-known lives of musicians, young and old, in …
  • TV Rewind | The West Wing: Politics was never this engaging 15 Sep 2019 03:04 The West Wing ran for seven seasons. Aaron Sorkin’s The West Wing is counted as one of the best television shows of all time. But what is it about this show that makes it universally appealing despite being set in the White House? Here’s what we think …
  • Najib would have fully approved of the PAS-Umno alliance Lim Kit Siang, 2019-09-15 09:36:33+08:00 15 Sep 2019 02:16 MP SPEAKS | Barisan Nasional Adviser Najib Abdul Razak would have fully approved of the PAS-Umno Alliance as his global kleptocracy is continuing to make waves – paving the way to make PAS and Umno “one family”. Imagine getting an Islamist party to …
  • 9 Will we ever transcend the politics of race and religion? David Dass, 2019-09-15 07:18:00+08:00 15 Sep 2019 02:16 COMMENT | Sunni Muslims fight Shite Muslims. The Islamic States kills those who are not Muslims or enslaves them and declares war on all infidels. Buddhists in Myanmar oppress and kill the Rohingya Muslims. Muslim-majority countries in the Middle East …
  • Word on Kashmir 15 Sep 2019 00:56 Word on Kashmir Pakistan does seem to have finally succeeded in drawing global attention to the worsening situation in Indian-held Kashmir following the abrogation of Article 370 of the Indian constitution. In a strongly worded letter, 46 UK members of …
  • Upendra Maharathi, an artist extraordinaire 15 Sep 2019 00:49 Threads & More Yarn on looms on display at NGMA. For an artist who did not believe in exhibiting his work, the show at the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), that opens on September 17, is a spectacular. It surpasses what was done in 1996, when …
  • Qureshi asks Fazl to play role in Kashmir solution 15 Sep 2019 00:49 Qureshi asks Fazl to play role in Kashmir solution MULTAN: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman should play his role for solving the Kashmir dispute between India and Pakistan instead …
  • Mr Kutty From Karachi 15 Sep 2019 00:49 Kutty’s early years offer a window into Pakistan of the 1950s — where restaurants, dosa joints and tea shops in Karachi were run by pre-Partition migrants from Kerala. (Illustration: Suvajit Dey) The summer of 1949. The subcontinent was still convulsing …
  • Accused facing Rs500m cases to get C class 15 Sep 2019 00:49 Accused facing Rs500m cases to get C class Ag Agencies ISLAMABAD: Federal Law Minister Farogh Naseem Saturday said reforms were being introduced in the NAB laws, which will ensure better class for the accused in jail facing cases of over Rs500 million …
  • Eying 50,000 Indian-American votes: Trump may appear at Modi’s rally in Houston 15 Sep 2019 00:49 Eying 50,000 Indian-American votes: Trump may appear at Modi’s rally in Houston WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump, who until yesterday was trying to “help”, “mediate” and otherwise intervene on Kashmir, may be a surprise guest at Prime Minister …
  • PETER HITCHENS: These fantasy-land feminists don't even care about women  15 Sep 2019 00:25 The position of women in this country has changed beyond recognition in my lifetime, mostly for the better, and mostly in ways I very much approve of.  In education, the workplace, politics, the law, the church and the media, in advertising and in their …
  • Amit Shah for Hindi as ‘language of country’; Oppn warns of strife 14 Sep 2019 23:36 Home Minister Amit Shah during the Hindi Divas Samaroh in New Delhi. (Express Photo: Amit Mehra) UNION Home Minister Amit Shah triggered a political row on Saturday saying it was important that the country has one language reflecting its identity, and said …
  • ‘China way or democracy? India will decide Net fate’ 14 Sep 2019 23:26 The Indian Express Adda with Nick Clegg, Vice President of Global Affairs and Communications, Facebook & Former Deputy PM of the United Kingdom in conversation with Anant Goenka Executive Director, The Indian Express Group and Shubhajit Roy,Senior …
  • Is New Zealand racist as ...? 14 Sep 2019 23:15 ​Those Facebook reminders. Normally they pop up and tell you about a birthday or a holiday or some other pleasant event from the past. Remember when? The weather was great and everyone looked so happy.  Juliet Moses had quite a different one recently. She …
  • The rules of TV are coming "Undone" 14 Sep 2019 22:08 “Undone,” now streaming on Amazon Prime Animation can accomplish feats of storytelling live-action cannot, or at least not without some measure of visual effects assistance. People tend to make this observation in the context of crass humor, marveling at …
  • Ali Fazal: Being pushed out of my comfort zone gives me a kick 14 Sep 2019 21:48 Known for his signature messy hair and boyish charm, Ali Fazal is disarmingly honest, just like his ladylove Richa Chadha. His talent and earnestness were noticed even in his brief, but significant appearance in 3 Idiots (2009), and the lead role in Oscar- …
  • Politics Report: Police Hold Grudge on Ward 14 Sep 2019 20:49 We got a hold of a summary of a poll this week that showed San Diego City Councilman Chris Ward performing well below an unknown candidate to us, Sarah Davis, in the race for Assembly District 78. This isn’t supposed to be a tough race for Ward. But more …
  • Data has paralleled oil in becoming an intensely political national security issue 14 Sep 2019 19:57 If oil was the black gold of the 20th century, data has taken over that mantle in the 21st. And just like oil in the last century, data is becoming intensely political. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that “whoever acquires and controls” data will …
  • IAS officers' resignations: The reasons causing disgruntlement among bureaucrats in the elite service 14 Sep 2019 17:42 The years around 2000 saw India reaping higher rewards of the economic liberalisation it had set off a decade ago. An expanding India Inc required capable managers. This led to a flurry of resignations of officers of the elite Indian Administrative Service …
  • Malaysian opposition parties UMNO and PAS formalise pact 14 Sep 2019 13:52 KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's two oldest political parties - UMNO and PAS - signed a charter of formal cooperation on Saturday (Sep 14), presenting arguably the largest political platform for the majority Malay-Muslims. The political cooperation charter, …
  • BJP steps up heat to celebrate Telangana Liberation Day 14 Sep 2019 11:09 Hyderabad, Sep 14 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders in Telangana on Saturday called on Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan and demanded that the state government officially celebrate Telangana liberation day on September 17. A delegation of party …
  • Why Tamil Nadu’s cutout culture will be hard to cut away from 14 Sep 2019 10:11 Cutouts and banners in Tamil Nadu have a long tradition. They come in different shapes and sizes and fulfil different political and social needs. (PTI/Representational Image) The death of a young woman, Subhashri, is not the right time to digress on …
  • The magic of MGR 14 Sep 2019 10:10 A little over a year ago, C Rajeswari, kick-started a unique project: to write one book a month on popular film star and stalwart politician of the Dravidian movement, MG Ramachandran. So far, she has penned 14 in Tamil in a series of 100 that she plans. “ …
  • White flag in hand, Pakistan army retrieves body of 2 soldiers killed at LoC 14 Sep 2019 09:51 Sources in the Army said that on September 10-11, Indian Army troops killed Sepoy Ghulam Rasool in Hajipur sector of POK. New Delhi: Pakistan army was forced to raise the “white flag" to recover the body of its soldiers killed by Indian Army in a …
  • Maldives: ‘Designation’ brings US ‘terror-war’ closer? 14 Sep 2019 09:44 The United States on Tuesday designated a Maldivian as a “terrorist leader” for the first time and imposed targeted sanctions against the 35-year-old man. By ‘designating’ Mohamed Ameen a ‘key leader for ISIS’, Washington may have taken the ‘global war on …
  • MEC Tasneem Motara ready to get her hands dirty 14 Sep 2019 08:30 Hailing from a family of leaders where everybody believes in love, peace and reconciliation, Tasneem Motara was almost destined for higher office.  Her background also allowed the relatively young politician to slot seamlessly into her portfolio as MEC for …
  • Hijacking Indian Icons Hindutva Style 14 Sep 2019 07:38 By Aijaz Zaka Syed What’s with this obsession of powerful men with grand monuments? The biggest, largest and tallest…the more insecure a leader, the more grandiloquent is his vision of his legacy. Perhaps Freud could explain the psychological causes behind …

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