As the backlash against Innocence of Muslims, a film on Islam, gains political momentum across geographies, I wonder whether the key driver of this violence, this intolerance is really a fragility, and not the protection, of the world’s second-largest faith. Read more
An interesting study shows a link — stretched no doubt, but sill a link — between violence and “sacred rules”. Read more
If you’ve been tracking the regime change developments in the Arab countries over the past two weeks, you would know that the real heroes are the people who, with their aspirations of freedom clashing against the brute force of dictators, have hit the streets. Read more
I’ve tried hard but failed to understand why anyone would think that what couldn’t be accomplished in 61 years can be done in few days. Read more
We are getting used to violence and, as a result, it is becoming a blind spot of the world around us. We wake up with a shock when we experience it. And I’m not merely talking about news and media.
Violence today hides behind non-violence. That is, rarely do we go around and get involved with physical acts of violence — and that’s a relief. Read more