Author Archives: politishq

On being appalled and outraged; Mubarak’s promise of a “better democracy” as Obama reminds him of responsibility

The protests against the June 2009 election results in Iran, brought forth this condemnation from Pres. Barack Obama The United States and the international community have been appalled and outraged by the threats, the beatings, and imprisonments of the last … Continue reading

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…and what a Friday it was

I had ended by my previous post saying “[l]et’s hope Friday prayers (on 28th January) finally end with something more meaningful than a nauseatingly boring sermon.” I had obviously written this prior to the announced demonstrations in Egypt. The Egyptians … Continue reading

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Hilary Clinton on the Egyptian protests (25th Jan)

US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, when asked for a comment on the protests in Egypt, said With respect to Egypt, which … has been experiencing demonstrations.  We know that they’ve occurred not only in Cairo but around the country, … Continue reading

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Another day of GLOBAL news at the “world’s largest selling English-language daily newspaper”

The Times of India, the “world’s largest selling English-language daily newspaper” never fails to instil in me a sense of national pride. This, it does by reporting every obscure piece of news that has a remote ‘Indian’ association. My chest … Continue reading

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The anti-religious/Marxist-secular Islamic terrorist?

During debates on terrorism, one can find many a security expert insisting that terrorism be prefaced with the word ‘Islamic’ whenever it is mentioned. Because, it is said, the first step towards solving a problem is being able to correctly … Continue reading

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Reporting caste-based discrimination

Sunita Jatav fed a leftover roti to a wandering dog, the dog’s owner saw her feeding it and “excommunicated” the creature. Why? Because he belonged to a higher caste and Sunita was an out-caste, i.e. lower than the lowest caste in Indian society. … Continue reading

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