Understanding the Syria Situation

 President Assad is a nasty guy who got so nasty his people rebelled and the rebels (who are Good) started winning. But then some of the rebels turned a bit nasty too and christened themselves Islamic State (definitely Bad) while some (still Good) continued to support democracy. So the Americans (who are GOOD) started bombing Islamic State (who are Bad) and giving arms to the … Continue reading Understanding the Syria Situation

Renaissance of Islam may well start with India – Anwar Hussain

The Horrific attacks in Paris has cleaved my heart in pieces and every piece goes out to my brothers and sisters in Paris , Beirut and wherever the ISIS thugs have struck. Momentarily this tragedy made me too numb to react and I almost ended up laying the responsibility of these attacks at the doors of Islam, the religion of more than a billion people … Continue reading Renaissance of Islam may well start with India – Anwar Hussain

Humanitarian or Inhuman? – Teesta Setalvad

  When the photograph of a young, innocent Syrian boy, dead, face down in the sand as his body was washed to a beach in Europe, shook the world, there were mixed reactions on the social (anti, sic) as always. Wisely many asked whether we would or are moved when we see pictures of a poor, hungry, almost dying Indian child. Not so pretty, not … Continue reading Humanitarian or Inhuman? – Teesta Setalvad

John Pilger – The War On Terror – Truth & Lies

“14 years after the terrorist attacks of 9/11, we honor those we lost. We salute all who serve to keep us safe. We stand as strong as ever” – Barack Obama, 11th September, 2015 Breaking The Silence: Truth And Lies In The War On Terror’ (2003) was screened six months after the invasion of Iraq in March 2003 and two years after the invasion of … Continue reading John Pilger – The War On Terror – Truth & Lies

Islamic State keeps up Syrian oil flow despite U.S-led strikes

    * U.S.-led strikes hit mobile refineries, not wells * Islamic State oil moving in convoys across eastern Syria * Washington reluctant to destroy infrastructure, livelihoods By Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN, Oct 24 (Reuters) – Islamic State is still extracting and selling oil in Syria and has adapted its trading techniques despite a month of strikes by U.S.-led forces aimed at cutting off this major … Continue reading Islamic State keeps up Syrian oil flow despite U.S-led strikes

I wish to write today about my father – Saba Dewan

        I wish to write today about my father. Named Berindranath by his family, he named himself Zafar Payami when at the age of 17 years he began writing his first short stories in Urdu. Over the years addressed variously as Bindi, Binder, Zafar, Zafar Bhai, Binder Bhai and Dewan Sahib by his family, friends, political comrades, fellow writers and journalists, admirers … Continue reading I wish to write today about my father – Saba Dewan