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Battle against climate change can still be won

Lawmakers can now help co-create, and implement, what could be a foundation of global sustainable development for billions across the world

By: Andrew Hammond The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) closed its 30th anniversary meeting on Friday with darkening storm clouds gathering around international efforts to tackle global warming. Not only did last week see United States President Donald Trump install climate sceptic Mike Pompeo as US Secretary of State, but the IPCC moved closer […]

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Hubris is letting down BJP in India

Hubris is letting down BJP in India

Setback in Uttar Pradesh bypolls has confirmed the slide in ruling party’s fortunes as opposition parties scramble to bury old enemities to unify their ranks

By: Amulya Ganguli Arrogance is perhaps the only explanation for India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) electoral ills in the Hindi heartland and nearby states. More than the failure of the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the employment and agricultural fronts, it is the party’s and the government’s haughtiness, reflected in Vice-President M. […]

 Towseef Ahmad

Metaphysics and Scientific Observation

Metaphysics is the branch of philosophy that studies the nature of existence of any given reality. It appreciates the role of observation within its ambit through the claims of reality pertaining to the causation, the mind, the hypothesis of the existence itself and the knowledge of the controversial lineaments. It deals with the function of […]

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Time to introspect?

The defeat in Gorakhpur is the least surprising. Who can forget the tragedy of all those children dying in the Gorakhpur hospital just a few months ago? Yogi Adityanath visited the hospital at the moment of high tragedy and failed to notice anything amiss

By: Meghnad Desai Is this a warning sign or a blip to be dismissed? How does one read the defeat of the BJP in the two Lok Sabha bypolls in Uttar Pradesh? In the general election, the turnout would be much higher. Voters would realise their mistake and return to the fold, but maybe not. […]

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Transgenders in the light of Islam: An outlook of Kashmir Valley

Transgenders in the light of Islam: An outlook of Kashmir Valley

Allah is the “One who shapes you in the wombs as He pleases.” (Qur’an 3:6).

By: Tajamul Maqbool & Inamul Haq The Qur’an is clear on genetic determinations by pointing out that Allah is the “One who shapes you in the wombs as He pleases.” (Qur’an 3:6). All shapes, that is, all physical traits including sexual characteristics and inclinations of a human being, come with the pleasure and permission of […]

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TV journalism is trivialising public discourse in India

The country’s media reports recklessly on ephemera that have no impact on public welfare, and focuses constantly on the superficial and the sensational

By: Shashi Tharoor When Bollywood superstar Sridevi Kapoor drowned last month, at age 54, in a bathtub at a Dubai hotel, coverage of her tragic death once again showcased all that is wrong with Indian media. Sridevi — who, after a 15-year hiatus, had made a spectacularly successful return to the silver screen in two […]

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The Basis of Islam is Tolerance Not Terrorism

The Basis of Islam is Tolerance Not Terrorism

By: Basil Hijazi Since 9/11 attacks, the West has believed that terrorism emanates from Islam and Muslims fight the West, its lifestyle and thought. The editor of the French newspaper Le Monde French newspaper “Jean Marie Colombani” has expressed it in his writing, “The Muslims’ hatred of the West is caused by their jealousy of […]

 Abrar Reyaz

Lift restrictions on education in Kashmir!

  The frequent Internet blockade in Kashmir has become an uncertain inconvenience for the students, and apparently the government sponsored shutdown of educational institutions is now just another trouble for them. Everytime a civilian or militant killing takes place in any part of the valley, the government orders the closing down of schools, colleges and […]

 Towseef Ahmad

 The Psychology of Modern Moral Philosophy

  At the outset invoking the affirmative tenor regarding the modern moral philosophy and its interface, it can be said that the evaluations of the modern psychology of moralities continues in the modern thought realm laying due emphasis on the rationalist tradition and marshalling and maintaining the cord and ken of balance through the appropriate […]

 Talmiz Ahmad

The Opportunities and Dangers of Iraq’s Post-Daesh Election

The Opportunities and Dangers of Iraq’s Post-Daesh Election

Iraq will in May elect members to its Council of Representatives, which will decide the future shape of a country that has endured war, occupation and external interference for nearly 40 years. This period of conflict may be ending: Prime Minister Haider Abadi declared victory over Daesh in July last year, after Iraqi forces ended […]

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