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Ray of hope in dark times
NEW YEAR 2020
31.12.19 - Jawed Naqvi

SYMBOLISM sometimes becomes more real than the reality it shadows. Observing the dark times Indians are fighting against with a blend of grit and determination, I am reminded of the nattily dressed Omid, the blind man from Bamiyan in Afghanistan whose name spells hope.

Bamiyan is, ...
  


A Tearful Ode to 'Punjabiyat'
19.12.19 - Prannv Dhawan

THE RECENT translation of the journal Chhata Darya in English (as the Sixth River) by Prof Maaz Bin Bilal brings to life the oft-forgotten but ever pervasive lived experiences of one of the most tragic episode of history that the people of the subcontinent went ...
  


Students protest against CAA: A beginning of a revolution?
17.12.19 - Markandey Katju

The students agitation in India against the blatantly discriminatory Citizens Amendment Bill (now an Act) marks the beginning of the coming historical Revolution in India, which will sweep away the filth of the centuries old feudal reactionary practices, customs and mindsets, abolish poverty, unemployment, malnourishment, ...
  


My Lords, Conduct Yourselves With Dignity In Court
LACK OF ERUDITION
05.12.19 - Markandey Katju

A SENIOR Supreme Court Judge of India recently lost his temper in Court at a senior Supreme Court lawyer, allegedly because the latter was repeating an argument which had already been made by another lawyer in the same case, and at his retort.
 
The Judge ...
  



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