Category Archives: Miscellaneous

The Greatest, Fakest World Record

History’s best marathoner has broken a mythical time barrier. But it doesn’t count as a world record. By Paul Bisceglio Early yesterday morning, in a misty park in Vienna, Eliud Kipchoge ran a marathon in less than two hours. His

Rutgers stands behind professor

Who said Hindutva was ‘inspired by Nazism’ Amid Backlash By Jenni Fink A Rutgers-Newark professor may be under attack by the public for comments she made about Hindutva, but she has the support of her employer. On Friday, assistant professor

My views on reviews

By Shafique Ahmed Shafique Name of book: Dil Hai Ishqi Taj Ka Author: Taj Qaimkhani Compilers: Farhat Sapna, Fauzia Habib Publisher: Idara Pehchan, A-180 Taj Chambers, New Town, Meerpur Khas, Sindh Pages: 160 Price: Rs. 100/- There are very rich

Egypt’s dictatorship is sitting on a powder keg

By Ezzedine C. Fishere The problem is that it is failing at both. On politics and economics, rather than building partnerships and thinking long-term, Sissi has chosen the easier path — and undermined his ability to achieve reform or stability

Trade wars are a fool’s game

By Eric S. Margolis According to the great military thinker, Maj. Gen. J.F.C. Fuller, ‘the object of war is not victory. It is to achieve political goals.’ Too bad President Donald Trump does not read books. He has started economic

US, France, Britain may be complicit in Yemen war crimes

UN investigators have also compiled secret list of 160 ‘main actors’ among Saudi, Emirati and Yemeni top brass. The United States, United Kingdom and France may be complicit in war crimes in Yemen by arming and providing intelligence and logistics

Israel’s Arms sales to India

Bedrock of a strategic partnership analysis By Harsh V. Pant & Ambuj Sahu Bilateral relations between India and Israel today stand at a unique juncture. The paradigm shift occurred two years ago, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi in July 2017

Myanmar/Bangladesh: Halt Rohingya Returns

Ensure Refugees’ Security, Basic Rights, Equal Access to Citizenship 20 Aug. 2019  (Source:Human Rights Watch) (New York)  The Myanmar and Bangladesh governments should suspend plans to repatriate Rohingya refugees until returns are safe, voluntary, and dignified, Human Rights Watch said

US bombings on Hiroshima & Nagasaki were not to end WWII but to frighten Soviet Union

By Dave Lindorff Dave Lindorff is an award-winning US journalist, former Asia correspondent for Business Week, and founder of the collectively-owned journalists’ news site ThisCantBeHappening.net. Almost three-quarters of a century ago on August 9, 1945, the United States dropped a

France’s G7 document leaves out the climate crisis, focuses on trade and Iran

BIARRITZ, France (Reuters) – Here are highlights of the G7 leaders’ closing remarks at a summit in Biarritz, France: BRITISH PRIME MINISTER BORIS JOHNSON On Brexit: “Well I do think that the EU does tend to come to an agreement