After Santa Fe, we must be honest with ourselves about the role violence plays in our politics.
By: Malak Chabkoun In the aftermath of the Santa Fe High School shooting, Texas’ lieutenant governor Dan Patrick blamed such attacks on gun owners who don’t lock up their guns, and on the “design of schools” which have too many “entrances and exits”. While licensed gun holders should certainly take care to safely lock up […]
By: Dr A Q Khan The blessed month of Ramazan has come. Those with meagre or no resources will once again face the daunting task of increased prices and struggle to put food on the table for iftar and sehri. For those with adequate resources, such problems will not be as acute. Many businesses will […]
With poetry and prose that echo through the ages, the translated works of Dalit writers, published in an edition of the Times Weekly in 1973, allowed them to achieve a kind of legitimacy that they had otherwise been ruthlessly denied.
By: Darryl D’Monte Soon after I joined the venerable Times of India in Mumbai as a junior assistant editor in 1969, I was asked to edit the Sunday Magazine. I started encouraging a number of Times journalists and freelancers to write offbeat and investigative features. This boosted the circulation of the Sunday edition. Courtesy: Darryl […]
BY: SAEED NAQVI I have never seen the electronic media so totally defiant of the BJP government. Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s avowed intention to calm Kashmir by announcing a Ramadan ceasefire appears to have been dismissed as “appeasement of Pakistan and terrorists”. A guest peering out of one of the six windows on the TV […]
BY: Mir Aashu Muslims around the world anticipate the arrival of the holiest month of the year. During Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, Muslims from all continents unite in a period of fasting and spiritual reflection. Each year, Muslims spend the ninth month of the Islamic calendar observing a community-wide fast. The […]
Israel's apartheid will collapse, just as South Africa's did.
BY: Robert Wintemute Police or soldiers fire live ammunition at unarmed protesters demanding equal rights, killing or seriously injuring many: Sharpeville, South Africa, 21 March 1960; Soweto, South Africa, 16 June 1976; Gaza, Israeli-controlled Palestinian Territory, 14 May 2018. Similar violence, similar system? The premise of the growing, international BDS (Boycott, Divestments, Sanctions) movement is […]
As Palestinians were getting killed in Gaza, political leaders around the world switched to their usual doublespeak.
BY: Andrew Mitrovica Cowardice. No other word suffices. No other word captures the signature essence of diplomats – from Canada, the United Nations, Europe – and their obscene, code-word-laced responses to the massacre of Palestinians, including an eight-month-old child. When the shocking, sprawling human carnage that revealed itself in Gaza on Monday demanded an unequivocal […]
At least two US leaders felt helpless as Israel violated peace deals.
BY: Muhammad Ali Siddiqi IT is not for the first time that a democracy — America under President Donald Trump — has denounced a multilateral accord it was party to; there are other examples too: Israel and, nearer home, India. However, Trump is lucky, for some of his predecessors, too, do not come clean […]
Israelis tried to destroy and erase my Palestinian village, Beit Daras, but they did not and will not succeed.
By: Ramzy Baroud This is the story of four Palestinian peasants who have been dead and buried for many years, but whose legacy continues to define the collective aspirations of a whole nation. It is also the story of a village that was erased from existence 70 years ago. The peasants are my grandparents, […]
There is a change in the electoral cartography of Karnataka, also highlighting the potential for alliances
By: Valerian Rodrigues There are some trends that stand out in Karnataka’s 2018 Assembly elections. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has held on to the Central Karnataka region and the coastal and Malnad belt. In the Bombay-Karnataka region, while the BJP has held on to its existing advantage, in the Lingayat region of central North […]