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Month: October 2018

News, Views &…

Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi knew that the powerful people in Riyadh didn’t like him. He was also well aware of the fact that he would have to pay a heavy […]

Those Were The Days…

Believe it or not! Nostalgia is one of the driving forces behind the resurrection of ultra-nationalism in contemporary world. Interestingly, the love for the past is not necessarily based on the […]

Articulate Works Of Art…

An exhibition of paintings – titled: ‘London 1938: Defending Degenerate German Art’ – is taking place in Berlin. The event reminds us of another exhibition – an exhibition of 300 […]

A Note On Espionage…..

Noor Inayat Khan (January 1, 1914-September 13, 1944) – popularly known as Spy Princess – is an unsung heroine of the WWII. The Indian-origin British spy, who started her career during […]

Kaed To Azadi: On India Winning Freedom

– to my friend Naheed Yousuf, the grandniece of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad… The Indians usually criticise Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, and Muhammad Ali Jinnah, […]

The Name Game

Once, Soviet leader Joseph Stalin said: “A nation is a historically constituted, stable community of people, formed on the basis of a common language, territory, economic life and psychological make-up […]

Touching The Tail Of CCCP Tales

Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed regret over the collapse of the Soviet Union in the 1990s on a number of occasions in the past. He described the break-up of the […]

A Death & The World Equation

Jamal Khashoggi was reluctant to call himself an ‘opposition‘. He only wanted Saudi Arabia to implement the reform programmes in a proper manner and to get rid of the ‘dictatorial […]

Opium, Nanking, Doklam &…

India and Japan plan to allow their armed forces to use each other’s military bases in near future. According to diplomatic sources, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese […]