Aijaz Zaka Syed

  • T The world is supposed to end in 2012, if we are to go by the ancient Mayan calendar. Hollywood’s Doomsday pundits and some Christian groups in the US seem to agree that we are truly living in the end times. Hallelujah! Of course, how 2012 would eventually end would become starkly clear by ...

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  • TThe Palestinians have set the cat among the pigeons with their freedom song. And its good to see Uncle Sam and his fiendish brat break out in a cold sweat for a change. So what are Israelis and their patrons afraid of? All that the Palestinians have demanded is UN recognition for the little piece ...

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  • TSonia Gandhi must be ruing the day she picked up Dr Manmohan Singh to step in for her. When the Italian-born widow of Rajiv Gandhi spurned the throne and instead chose the unassuming retired economist to lead India, the move was seen as an extraordinary sacrifice in true Gandhian tradition. It was ...

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  • TTerror struck Mumbai last Wednesday. Within an hour Ram, a regular follower of my ramblings, posted this message on my Facebook page: Terrorists have attacked Mumbai again. Why you are not uttering a single word when bomb blasts happened against Hindus? [sic] Empty rhetoric is not enough sir Please ...

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  • TSo it takes a distant friend to spotlight the yawning gulf between two neighbours and separated-at-birth South Asian twins. Now it takes a US president to remind us about our rich, shared past and the incongruity of our present. Lets not delude ourselves. Barack Obama did not visit India and ...

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