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A Valediction of Late Life

A Valediction of Late Life

by    Stephen Chan

Nearing the end of life, for artists, intellectuals and politicians their last hurrah carries a very specific style.  The late Palestinian intellectual, Edward Said, was not a natural bedfellow for Arsene Wenger, the French football manager in the English Premier League. However, the very first match of the 2017-18 season — between Wenger’s team, Arsenal, Read More

Is Kashmir Reaching an Inflection Point?

Is Kashmir Reaching an Inflection Point?

by    Mayank Singh

After 70 years of independence, India is finally making headway against Pakistan in its proxy war on Kashmir. Kashmir is approaching an inflection point. The tide is turning with the relentless targeting of insurgents by Indian security forces. It is not merely the numbers that are impressive with 126 terrorists being killed up until August Read More

Racism in America is Alive and Well

Racism in America is Alive and Well

by    S. Suresh

Fifteen decades after abolishing slavery, a non-contrite America is still a slave to its racist past. It is 152 years since the bloody civil war that tore America apart ended and slavery officially abolished. While blacks are no longer slaves today, are they truly free? In a country where all are equal, why would we Read More

The Plot Thickens in the Middle East

The Plot Thickens in the Middle East

by    Tariq Al-Shammari

Is Donald Trump pushing for a series of soft coups in the Gulf? After King Abdullah died in 2015, King Salman ascended to the throne in Saudi Arabia. This was the start of serious changes in the game of thrones for the Saud family. King Salman reformulated the structure of power through a series of royal Read More

How Practicing Religion in Public Places in India Can Violate the Law

How Practicing Religion in Public Places in India Can Violate the Law

by    Bushra Tariq

Both the freedom to practice religion and the right against noise pollution are protected by the Constitution of India. While I was traveling to my hometown in July, I got stuck in a massive traffic jam caused by kanwariya — the devotees of the god Shiva. Not only did the yatra (religious journey) cause gridlock and Read More

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