Sailing again on a Ship of Fools
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Sailing again on a Ship of Fools

THE EXPRESSION “Ship of Fools” was used by a Swiss theologian 515 years ago as…

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Major options for the PPP – Dr Hasan-Askari Rizvi
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Major options for the PPP – Dr Hasan-Askari Rizvi

The exit of the Jamiat-i-Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) from the federal government on December 14 underlines the…

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Is the glass half full or half empty?
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Is the glass half full or half empty?

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev’s visit to India next week for an annual bilateral summit will…

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Corruption-free society?
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Corruption-free society?

Everybody complains about corruption and wants to eliminate it. They key question is, why can…

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WikiLeaks and its hacker backers need a lesson in transparency
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WikiLeaks and its hacker backers need a lesson in transparency

After releasing secret US dispatches, the website WikiLeaks itself has now become the center of…

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Times of universal deceit
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Times of universal deceit

Last week’s WikiLeaks had a distinct Orwellian aura to it. One could almost hear the…

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Fresh Arab approach toward Iran, Palestine is needed now
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Fresh Arab approach toward Iran, Palestine is needed now

The world is still abuzz over the WikiLeaks diplomatic cables revelations, which have caused both…

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India racing to buy an untried reactor?
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India racing to buy an untried reactor?

The announcement last week by the Finnish utility TVO of yet another year-long delay in…

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Study says 39 Percent of Americans Think Marriage is Becoming Obsolete
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Study says 39 Percent of Americans Think Marriage is Becoming Obsolete

A study by the Pew Research Center in Washington says the American idea of the…

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Countering terrorism through Indo-Pak talks – Dr Hasan-Askari Rizvi
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Countering terrorism through Indo-Pak talks – Dr Hasan-Askari Rizvi

If India relaxes its strident approach towards Pakistan, the latter can pay more attention to…

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Who’s afraid of Arundhati Roy?
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Who’s afraid of Arundhati Roy?

A culture is as great as its dreams, said American sci-fi writer L Ron Hubbard,…

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Adding cherry on top to the Leaks bullshit
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Adding cherry on top to the Leaks bullshit

WikiLeaks has leaked too many American secrets. These were the secret reports filed by the…

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Yes, the truth hurts
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Yes, the truth hurts

Some might say he is troublemaking or foolish. Since he released earlier caches of US…

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Withdrawal from Afghanistan
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Withdrawal from Afghanistan

The NATO/US decision to withdraw from Afghanistan is as momentous as was the decision to…

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Teaching religion
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Teaching religion

The new National Education Policy (NEP) 2009 brought many vital questions into focus. While the…

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