India’s Public Banks are its Lifeline: Privatisation will Ruin Them

India’s Public Banks are its Lifeline: Privatisation will Ruin Them

  The world’s investment leader, Warren Buffett, once said, “It’s only when the tide goes out that you realise who has been swimming naked”. When the banking system hit the rocks and the tide turned, the naked were caught disrobed. Similarly, sometimes it takes a pitch-black economy to reveal who and what in the financial […]

Dark Web: The darkest corner of internet

Dark Web: The darkest corner of internet

By : Aftab Shaikh   Buying illegal items has never been easier. With a click of a mouse, one can purchase almost any illegal commodity and get it delivered to any location worldwide. Be it an automatic pistol, or drugs from western countries, the mysterious world of Dark Web has it all. One can browse […]

Thus Spake Spymasters

Thus Spake Spymasters

By : Z.G. Muhammad In Pakistan, it is rare of rarest happenings when a spy chief in the office or out of office is publicly summoned to GHQ the headquarters of Pakistan Army, Rawalpindi to explain his conduct. A host of army generals in the country created by Jinnah ‘through his indomitable will’ from General […]

J&K – At the End of the Tether

J&K – At the End of the Tether

By : S G Vombatkere     The Kannada saying “murthi chikkadaadaru keerthi doddadu” (meaning that even if the physical form is diminutive, the virtue is great), applies to Lal Bahadur Shastri who, as prime minister, led India with remarkable initiative and verve in the 1965 war against Pakistan. It was he who coined the […]

Ceasefire in “Ramadan”

Ceasefire in “Ramadan”

By: Mohammad Ashraf (Linking cessation of military operations against militants with the holy month of Ramadan amounts to communalizing the move which should normally have no connection with religion) The Central Government recently announced the cessation of cordon and search operations by the Army during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan to give peace a […]

After a Year ‘ When We Met ‘

After a Year ‘ When We Met ‘

  Let me start with ” Khench kar Raat ke Devar pai Mare Hote , Mai Haathoun Mai Ager-Che Sitare Hote” As soon as I reached home, everyone came to see what new I have come with for all of them suddenly my mom noticed something and said, “IMI … it’s easy to say you’re […]

The US and China in Oil and Dollar Game

The US and China in Oil and Dollar Game

By | Gulam A Mitha   ⇓ The cheese represents the Chinese bait, not necessarily N. Korea. This article is not about the cancelled Trump-Kim summit. It’s about oil and US dollar domination. The US little understands that countries like China, Russia and Iran have a history of cultures and civilizations as well as empires […]

Dear Asifa…

Dear Asifa…

By: Anitha S     Dear Asifa, I have lost count of the endless letters I have written in my mind’s note pad to you since last month. There were so many moments when thoughts about you, the special life you led in the short time you lived and the memories shared by your parents […]

Srinagar International Airport, A Cruel Joke!

Srinagar International Airport, A Cruel Joke!

By : Mohammad Ashraf     (Going by International Civil Aviation Standards, the Civil Airport at Srinagar does not, in reality, function as an International Airport) For a change, let us see how the airport is described in the famous online encyclopedia, Wikepedia. It says, “Sheikh-ul-Alam International Airport (IATA: SXR , ICAO: VISR) also known […]

Bail Not Jail

Bail Not Jail

By : Anandi Sharan     In a recent case at Uttarakhand High Court at the end of April 2018 a person accused under the Indian Penal Code of cheating, of being party to a criminal conspiracy, of wrongfully confining a person, of receiving and detaining against his will a person as a slave, and […]

The Freedom I Fear!

The Freedom I Fear!

By : Sheikh Javaid Ayub   No other right has been so dear to humans as the right to freedom. Freedom has been the bedrock of whole humanity. Then clearly stated the history of all human societies has been the history of struggle for freedom. The very creation of the humans has been justified by […]

Fasting : Through the Prism of Medical Science

Fasting : Through the Prism of Medical Science

By : Zeeshan Rasool Khan   Ramadan is the ninth month of Islamic calendar having greater significance over rest of months as fasting is observed by Muslims in this month, worldwide. Fasting is one among the five pillars of Islam and is obligatory upon all Muslims. World’s other religions also recommend a period of fasting […]

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