• FAIR: The NYT’s Pro-War Arguments Against War With Iran0 August 14, 2019 The New York Times, winner of 127 Pulitzer Prizes, and considered the industry’s “newspaper of record,” is not being honest about the US-Iran conflict. New York Times recent editorials make it sound as if the war looming between the US and Iran is equally the fault of both countries, or of

  • Explaining ‘Rakshabandhan’ – a Hindu festival that celebrates the brother-sister bond0

    Mathew Schmalz, College of the Holy Cross This year, Wednesday, Aug. 14 marks one of the most important celebrations for Hindus throughout the world: Rakshabandhan, a ceremony honoring the bond between sisters and brothers. The date of Rakshabandan varies from year to year since Hindus follow a lunar calendar for religious celebrations. During Rakshabandhan, sisters

  • A Letter To Donald Trump From An Iranian War Veteran0

    AUGUST 12, 2019 Donald Trump at the UN (lev radin via Shutterstock) by Habib Ahmadzadeh President Trump, in a recent tweet, claimed that “Iranians never won a war, but never lost a negotiation.” As a world citizen, and a veteran of the Iran-Iraq war with firsthand experience of the bitterness of war, I have a couple

  • Geopolitical moves in Jammu and Kashmir have a local cost, too6

    RUTH GAMBLE  ALEXANDER DAVIS 14 August 2019 The planned dissolution not only creates a regionaldisturbance, but tips the balance against minority rights. The mixed reaction to the Indian government’s planned dissolution of the state of Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories, which has been approved and will take place on 31 October this year, demonstrates yet again the

  • A Decade In The Making: U.S.-Taliban Peace Deal Appears Within Reach0

    August 14, 2019 By Frud Bezhan In the fall of 2010, U.S. officials secretly met a young Taliban representative outside the southern German city of Munich. Tayyib Agha, a member of the militant group’s political wing, presented the U.S. diplomats with a road map for a negotiated end to the war. It was not the United

  • India’s Dalit Christians mark ‘black day’ with protest1

    Leaders call for an end to 69 years of injustice without social benefits Bijay Kumar Minj, New Delhi India August 13, 2019 Indian Christians of socially poor Dalit groups observed a “black day” to highlight what they call state discrimination that denies them statutory social benefits because of their Christian faith. Dalit leaders gathered in


  • Illicit money gushing out of Bangladesh0

    Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. Photo: iStockASIA UNHEDGED REAL-TIME INTEL ON WHAT MOVES MARKETS As much as US$81.74 billion was siphoned off the country in 2006-2015, according to a study by research organization Global Financial Integrity By BERTIL LINTNER CHIANG MAI, JANUARY 30, 2019 Illicit capital outflows from Bangladesh go unabated and as much as US$81.74 billion was siphoned

  • Support for US Iran policy out of left field: China dramatically reduces trade with Tehran0

    By James M. Dorsey 30 January 2019 A podcast version of this story is available on Soundcloud, Itunes, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn and Tumblr China has dramatically reduced its trade with Iran in line with US sanctions, raising questions whether Iran will remain committed to an international agreement that puts severe limits on its nuclear endeavours.

  • Unholy Act of the Holy Cow0

    By Narindra Nath Bhatia   29 January 2019 The Holy Cow in Not Too Holy Land All my life, I have loved cow milk, curd, lassi, chach, kheer and khoya sweets made out from the milk. I loved my morning breakfast paranthas liberally topped up with curd, malai and butter. I think everyone loves matter paneer and mushroom paneer is my

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