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Random Thoughts: The Rohingya Massacre

Random thoughts: The Rohingya massacre

For the past few weeks, we have been seeing and hearing about the horrific persecution of Muslims in the Arakan district of Myanmar (formerly Burma). Fanatic Buddhist monks and regular…

Panama And Mashal

Panama and Mashal

How are Panama and Mashal’s case linked? They reflect varied ways of pursuing justice. But both show how far we are from the rule of law. The Supreme Court could…

Faith, Love And Justice

Faith, love and justice

Love conquers all. Hadiya is an inspiring example of what the love for faith can accomplish when it is pitted against the greatest of odds. The frail young woman, a…

Captain Aladin And Religious Minorities

Captain Aladin and religious minorities

We know that religion is the last refuge of a scoundrel. However, we did not know that our national son-in-law, Captain (r) Safdar, was so keen to join the league…

Hindus, Muslims And Colonial Blinkers

Hindus, Muslims and colonial blinkers

At a time when Muslims find themselves under siege in India and are being hunted like animals on the benign watch of the BJP government, two brave new books by…

Trump And Cuba

Trump and Cuba

The latest country to be targeted by Trump is Cuba, thus continuing with his agenda of dismantling his predecessor Barack Obama’s legacy – whether his healthcare plan at home or…

East and West

Abdul Sattar Edhi and Malik Riaz Hussain, both great personalities, are as different as East and West. What they have in common is a kind heart, philanthropic work and service…

Truth And Deception

Truth and deception

It is the age of disinformation as much as it is the age of information. Unless one has strong cognitive filters to deal with all kinds of information – authentic…

Of Subjugators And Subjugated

Of subjugators and subjugated

Subjugation, physical or mental, creates disastrous results-crippling the dominated to the extent they are neither dead nor alive. The agony of this state-perpetual despair and never-ending pain-is worse than extermination.…