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Sir Das, I Am Sorry

Sir Das, I am sorry

After finishing primary school, we were excited to begin class six in the secondary school. Our parents or guardians bought us crisp uniforms, new proper neckties for that had to…

Clockwork Precision On The Tokyo Subway

Clockwork precision on the Tokyo subway

The vast train network that criss-crosses subterranean Tokyo can be a confusing and intimidating place for the uninitiated. Dreary, utilitarian stations drone and chime with a stream of announcements, seemingly…

Stuff And Nonsense

Stuff and nonsense

Over in America, curriculum reform is under way, with 45 states having adopted the new Common Core curriculum standards; implementation is to start soon. Common Core focuses on developing students’…

Long Way From Home

Long way from home

It has now been confirmed that Nasa’s Voyager 1 probe crossed into interstellar space in August and I, for one, am immensely pleased. We live in a world divided along…

9/11: War Of What?

9/11: War of what?

On September 9, 2001, twelve years ago, a gruesome and heinous crime against humanity was committed in New York - wanton attack on twin towers of World Trade Center symbolising…

The Irrationality Of Warmongering

The irrationality of warmongering

The Assad regime is primarily but not exclusively responsible for the extended and unspeakable brutality of the civil war in Syria which has killed over 100,000 Syrians and internally and…

An Anything Goes Society

An anything goes society

While some are celebrating the peaceful transfer of power from one elected civilian regime to another, many feel their stomachs churning. We claim to exalt noble ideals, honesty, justice, transparency…

To The Punjabi Intelligentsia

To the Punjabi intelligentsia

Even when Pakistan had not been dismembered and Bengalis were the largest ethno-linguistic group within the state –outnumbering all other groups and nationalities combined – the Punjabi elite and middleclass…

Do We Need Another Keynes?

Do we need another Keynes?

The August 30 edition of this newspaper contained an article by Dr Asad Zaman, in which he sheds light on the ideas of Adam Smith, Keynes and the financial crisis.…

Dangers Of Military Intervention

Dangers of military intervention

The spectre of US military action against Syria has not diminished with the surfacing of divisions among America’s European allies and the resounding rejection of such intervention by the British…