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Ending terrorizing ourselves

Friedman has a beautiful piece on America’s priorities and the precariousness of the national psyche. In his OP-ED in times, Friedman talks about “my president, whose agenda can be derailed at any moment by a jihadist death cult using exploding underpants.” And what does the war on terror give us? Better drones, body scanners and […]

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WAR

Who will win if India and Pakistan goes to war? Detailed analysis here It seems in case of a conventional war India has an advantage, and would probably make some territorial gains across the plains and later hold that up for the negotiated ceasefire. But the effectiveness of Pakistani forces in the plains would mean […]

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We will not forget?

When we say ‘We will not forget’, isn’t there a tiredness to the tone? Hasn’t the below list grown a little too long to remember? And we are not shaken, perhaps because there is nothing left to be shaken, perhaps we are mature enough to treat terror attacks as another news item. Many of the […]

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The Diameter of the Bomb

The Diameter of the Bomb  – Yehudi Amichai The diameter of the bomb was thirty centimeters and the diameter of its effective range about seven meters, with four dead and eleven wounded. And around these, in a larger circle of pain and time, two hospitals are scattered and one graveyard. But the young woman who […]

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Can you imagine

Thank God it is Friday! I was so happy that I talked to a credit card marketing chick for full five minutes I was so happy that I celebrated a happy birthday this week Mammooty was so happy, he didn’t slap a single fan this week He was so happy, my Project Manager smiled at me. […]

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Hyderabad and Hindu rule !

Speaking at a Lashkar rally in February 2000, its top ideologue Abdul Rehman Makki announced that the organisation had set in place a new campaign to “liberate Hyderabad from Hindu rule.” Hyderabad had been seized by force, he proclaimed, and would be won back through the sword. Such language is not new. In 1948, over […]

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Forrest Gump Confesses

The Forrest Gump of Global Terror has confessed. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is one of the three hundred and twenty seven (courtesy : random number generator) people the US considers to be Al-Qaeda No 3. This Global terrorist was arrested in March 2003 in Pakistan and was placed in Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. The terrorist confessed […]

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Women’s Army and Jhansi Rani

“My short skirt is a liberation flag in the women’s army,” they read. “I declare these streets, any streets, my vagina’s country.” they read the Vagina Monologues aloud and then they were suspended So sad. What about those men who were fired for using the “V” word at work.

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The Great Indian Wall

Hush baby..hush ! We are about to finish the wall, did anybody know ?..hell no ! The British miserably failed to accomplish this in 1905-11 and they called themselves the most powerful empire on earth. The Americans fretting over that 700 mile fence with Mexico could learn a lesson or two from the great Indian […]

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The Blanket of freedom

Nineteen-year old Mahammad Maqbool Dar was taken away by troops from his home near Charar-e-Sharief on Friday, his mother Hanifa Begum said. A day later, the boy, a daily wage labourer, was brought dead to a hospital sparking two days of protests in Charar-e-Sharief as anger continues in other parts of Kashmir.The government, concerned at […]

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