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Kejriwal: No Napoleon, but Robespierre
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Kejriwal: No Napoleon, but Robespierre

'Like Robespierre,' argues Syed Firdaus Ashraf, 'Kejriwal too talks of virtue, and the ones who speak out against him will encounter the terror of Kejriwal's wrath in the Aam Aadmi Party.'Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Ever since Arvind Kejirwal and his coterie ousted Aam Aadmi Party leaders Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav from prominent party positions, I have been dismayed to see how Kejriwal is turning into a ruthless dictator within his party. Like many Indians, I felt Kejriwal ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago

14 Year Old Boy Beaten To Death Over Suspected Theft

:54 Written by Ashraf Wahab View Comments KUALA LUMPUR A 14 year old boy was believed to be fatally beaten by five youths at a back lane of a residential area in Kampung Datuk Keramat. The boy, identified as Muhammad Israf Firdaus ...
 Malaysian Digest1 month ago
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Rahul Gandhi, lost and found?

I hope Rahul Gandhi's interventions in Parliament are not flashes in the pan and that he is in it for the long haul, says Syed Firdaus Ashraf. My first encounter with Rahul Gandhi was eight years ago, in 2007, at Bharthana in Etawah district, Uttar Pradesh. Saifai -- where Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav was born on 22/11/1939 -- was just 45 kilometres away, part of the same district. It was April and Rahul was to address an election rally in Bharthana; a frisson of excitement ran ...
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'Communal riots never happen in a political vacuum'

'Communalism and communal riots happened in India only during and due to colonialism. Pre-colonial India didn't have this problem of communal conflicts and religious strife.' 'So far as the destruction of Nalanda University by Bakhtiyar Khilji is concerned, there is no direct evidence of it. We don't have even archaeological evidence testifying Khilji's destruction,' Mohammad Sajjad tells Syed Firdaus Ashraf/Rediff.com.   Did Bakhtiyar Khilji destroy Nalanda University? How many Hindus ...
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'Our society has become transactional'

'When you go through the ups and downs of life you need someone who says that no matter what happens to you, whether you are successful or not, I am there with you.' 'In the absence of that person and that love, you have a society which is depressed.' Wise words from Prasoon Joshi. The first of a two-part interview: When most teenagers are grappling with their future, Prasoon Joshi, at 17, was a published poet. The advertising whiz is now better known for his beautifully-written songs in films ...
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Beef ban and the death of protest

Maharashtra's beef ban has led to heated arguments on social media, but when a protest against the ban was held in Mumbai, only a few thousand people turned up. Perhaps it is easier to outrage online than join an actual protest, says Syed Firdaus Ashraf, who was at the morcha. When I read that a morcha in Mumbai would protest against the Maharashtra government's decision to ban the slaughter of bulls and oxen (cow slaughter was banned in the state in 1976), I felt I had to join the rally. As a ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago
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Eight PTI members among 27 file nomination papers for Azizabad NA seat

KARACHI: A total of 27 candidates belonging to almost every major political party, including the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf, are in the run for the by-election on a National Assembly seat (NA-246 in Azizabad). While the PTI has so far not contested ...
 DAWN Group1 month ago
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Your impression of these 'uncles' will change after you see their insane workout regimes

AnkitaVarma The Straits Times 8 March 2015 From Monday to Friday, Mr Ng Bee Kia does this workout: 300 push-ups, 90 dips and a 2km brisk walk. This would not be a shabby routine for a young athlete at his peak, but here is the twist: ...
 Straits Times Online Mobile Print1 month ago Do the street workout  Asiaone1 month ago

SSTMI-Thunderbolt champions yet again in junior hockey league

KUALA LUMPUR: One down. One more to go. SSTMI-Thunderbolt picked up their fifth MHC-Milo-NSC Malaysia Junior Hockey League (MJHL) Division One title after a 3-1 win over Pahang SS-Thunderbolt in their last preliminary round match at the Taman ...
 TheStar.com.my1 month ago
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'Islamic State wants to terrorise the world'

'No other terror organisation has valued popular consensus as Islamic State does -- instead of repressing people, IS wants to gain their support. This is a major innovation in terrorism,' terrorism expert Dr Loretta Napoleoni tells Rediff.com's Archana Masih and Syed Firdaus Ashraf. Image: An IS fighter films fellow fighters taking part in a military parade in Raqqa, Syria. Photograph: Reuters Dr Loretta Napoleoni received a phone call from Italy when she was working as an economist in London ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago
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