What price freedom?
What does it take,
to be free?
What is white,
without black.
Day without night? Read more

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I despise the term ‘Liberal Muslim’, although sometimes I use it for the sake of convenience. It is invariably used in a patronizing way and it perpetuates, what I call, the “zoo effect”. Read more

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“I stared as one – and then the other – of the twin towers of New York’s World Trade Center collapsed. And then I smiled. Yes, despicable as it may sound, my initial reaction was to be remarkably pleased.” Read more

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At an important speech last Thursday since winning a second term, Obama ran into a heckler. Yet again. Read more

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Obama, as is often said, will always be more popular than his policies. It is impossible not to pay attention to what he says; he’s still viewed as the well-meaning guy who broke some real barriers to get where he did. Read more

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No part of Gandhi’s life has escaped scholarly attention in a corpus of a little over a century. Literature on him is abundant. Read more

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An aspect of Israel that goes largely unnoticed is that the fiercest critics of its policies are Israelis themselves. Alice Miller is one such Israeli. Read more

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It’s about time we put growth in its place, to borrow a line from economist Amartya Sen. Much has been made of our “high growth” – 8% or 9% or whatever. Growth in itself cannot lead to development, which is why economists such as Sen have been making a case for “growth-mediated development”. Read more

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If the Indian economy were an airplane in mid-flight, it is facing the equivalent of a frightful turbulence. The rough patch has spooked some passengers more, in this case, India’s vast, toiling middle-class. Read more

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Lakshmi Mittal, India’s second richest man by assets and owner of the global steel giant Arcelor Mittal, has said that “India is not a top priority for him”. The ostensible reason was that the country took fair amount of time to clear his investment proposals. Read more

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