Monthly Archives: December 2007

Gujarat Elections And Aftermath

Gujarat has made history. Gujarat is in news ever since genocide of 2002. For every small or big development it remains in news. Gujarat carnage was unparalleled in the history of India and it will continue to be discussed for … Continue reading

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Obituary: Benazir Bhutto Faced Death With Courage

Benazir Bhutto, fell victim to the politics of endemic violence in Pakistan. She called herself “the Daughter of Destiny” in her autobiography and often styled herself as the daughter of Pakistan. She had more upheavals in one life time than … Continue reading

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Mohd Azharuddin – The Rise And Fall Of An Indian Idol

Accusations on Azhar of match-fixing came as a shock for many fans. Continue reading

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The death of Benazir Bhutto

It isn’t just a blow to democracy but it raises serious doubts on credentials of security forces in Pakistan. Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto was killed in a gun and bomb attack after an election rally in the city of … Continue reading

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Killing Terrorists, Writing News

Killing terrorists, writing news. Just another day in India. This news comes to us courtsey NDTV but other accounts of this incident are not much different. my comments are in red. Two members of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) suicide squad, who apparently … Continue reading

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Who were the Indian Prophets?

Were Sri Krishna, Sri Rama and Gautama Buddha Islamic Prophets? Continue reading

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Ganesha On Indonesian Currency

Earlier, during my unsatisfactory interview with the chief minister, Narendra Modi had said: “In Indonesia, which is a Muslim country, they have a picture of Ganesh on one of their currency notes. Why can’t India’s Muslims be more like that?” … Continue reading

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Narendra Modi Wins Gujarat Again

du’aa (Prayer) aaiye haath uThaayeN ham bhii ham jinheN rasm-e-du’aa yaad nahiiN ham jinheN soz-e-muhabbat ke sivaa ko’ii but, ko’ii Khudaa yaad nahiiN aaiye arz guzaareN ke nigaar-e-hastii zehr-e-imroz meN shiiriini-e-fardaa bhar de voh jinheN taab-garaaN-baarii-e-ayyaam nahiiN un ki palkoN … Continue reading

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Eid-ul-Adha Mubarak!

Bakrid, as it is popularly called, derives its name from Bakri (goat) Baqr (cow). Its not just about sacrifice of the animal but its about remembering the great sacrifice Prophet Ibrahim (Peace Be Upon Him) was asked to make. Allah … Continue reading

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The Last Nizam

Hyderabad as a city, and as an idea, has always inspired and interested me. So while casually roaming around at Walden, when I bumped onto The Last Nizam on display, I knew it would the next book I will complete. … Continue reading

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