"It was because of Khushwant Singh that I made my first journey into the wonders of the Urdu language. He promoted Urdu like no other English writer in India has ever done. Rest in Peace, Dear Sir," writes Syed Firdaus Ashraf. Rediff.com, 1 month ago
| last updated at 11:13PM NATIONAL Juniors coach Arul Selvaraj named 25 trainees for the 2016 Junior World Cup yesterday, with Division Two outfits Politek-KPM and Olak-PKT providing six and three players respectively. This was a ...New Straits Times, 1 month ago
THERE is no dearth of budding athletes in Kuala Lumpur. The overwhelming response to the Milo-Federal Territories Kuala Lumpur Throw, Jumps and Under-distance championships at the National Sports Council Training Centre in Bukit Jalil, showed there ...TheStar.com.my, 1 month ago
'For the first time in 66 years, here is a leader who democratically dares to take on the establishment by raising the right kind of questions.' 'When will the poor get justice? For how many years will the migration of the poor to cities like Mumbai continue? How long will the poor sleep on the pavements and when will all this end?' A well-received column last weekend criticised Arvind Kejriwal's vision of Swaraj, prompting Syed Firdaus Ashraf to rebut it. When I look out of my apartment in ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Salman Khan’s latest, Jai Ho, didn’t set the cash registers ringing, and one reason could be that his diehard Muslim fans were put off by his support for Narendra Modi, says Syed Firdaus Ashraf. A Muslim friend of mine posted his dashing-looking photograph, sporting dark glasses etc, on a popular social networking site. Below that another Muslim friend commented: Mashallah bhai, Jai Ho. Looking like Salman Khan. The first friend replied: Don’t compare Salman to ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Is it not time that we raised our voices and said 'I am worried about my country' rather than state, 'Why am I worried?' asks Syed Firdaus Ashraf. When I was young, I felt I could change the world and that youth was all about power. Little did I realise how helpless and immature my thoughts were. I had no idea how the Indian system works. Way back in 1993, I used to visit my mentor in journalism (whom I won't name) at his home in suburban Mumbai. Often in the night, I used to see young girls ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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