In a sobering op-ed for Time, Mikhail Gorbachev, the final leader of the Soviet Union, writes that it "looks as if the world is preparing for war." Gorbachev says no problem is "more urgent today than the militarization of politics and the new arms race," and ... MSN India, 2 months ago
'Muslims are depressed and disillusioned.''The safety valve is that we still have a multicultural mosaic in West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala.' At the height of the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi agitation, journalist and author Saeed Naqvi posed a question to a packed audience at Allahabad University. 'Have the Hindus in this audience ever seen the inside of a Muslim home?' he asked. None of them had. The response was similar when he asked if any Muslim in the audience had ever seen ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
For more than ten years, the world has been witnessing a sharp spike in nationalist tensions , coupled with flare-ups in xenophobia and nativism . But it took Brexit and the election of Donald Trump to spark a real conversation about the global rise in ...catchnews.com, 1 month ago
IT WAS A sunny morning in the month of May in Peredelkino, a sleepy Stalin era writer’s colony in the suburbs of Moscow. The year was 1956. Boris Pasternak walked out of his dacha clutching a thick packet. “This is Doctor Zhivago. May it make its way ...Open Magazine, 1 month ago
Donald Trump has forced the sophisticated to reveal their real selves, which are as vicious as that of any status quoist in the world, says T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan. There have always been two diametrically opposed views about the American society. The dominant one is the pretence that, for the most part, it is a highly sophisticated society intellectually driven by altruism. The less articulated view is that it is -- if not short in physical stature -- certainly nasty and brutish in its ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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