The important thing for me is that I learned about equality and the oneness of God. Whether you are a winner or loser, king or slave, short or tall, rich or poor, sinner or saint, ugly or beautiful - regardless of what colour you are,
On November 8 when I was driving home, at about 8pm, I received a message on Whatsapp that Rs1,000 and Rs500 notes had been de-monetised with effect from midnight that night. I thought it was a hoax till I got home and put on the television.
The life of Faiz Ahmed Faiz, one of the most widely quoted poets from the subcontinent, has been a source of much romanticisation and speculation. A new biography of the poet, written by Ali Madeeh Hashmi,
Rebel People’s Democratic Party (PDP) leader, Tariq Hameed Karra, who was one of its founding members, resigned recently on the premise that the people in the ruling alliance were ‘acting more like Nazi forces’.
Imagine a homeless street child sifting through a mountain of garbage with bare hands trying to find something worthwhile that can buy him a meal or two and the next day, he's known as an international celebrity.
Karen Armstrong, British scholar of comparative religion, finds that there is a long and inglorious tradition of distorting Islam in Europe. She criticises the notion that Islam is essentially more violent than Christianity and speaks about the genes
While the infiltration from Pakistan has decreased alienation and resentment against Indian Army and other security forces in Kashmir has increased manifold, reaching alarming proportions in certain areas.
AT the age of 23, Jeffrey E Stern went to Afghanistan as a freelance writer. His book The Last Thousand explores the existential dilemma of a progressive Hazara school in Kabul, as the US withdraws from the country.
Paradoxically, my interest in Islam – in which literary and historical concerns were intertwined – began with my search for the roots of California, where I grew up.California's half-Anglo-American and half-Hispanic heritage pushed me toward Lat
Some Pakistanis also are frustrated with what they see as India’s ‘intransigence’ and seek to weaken it or its stance on J&K by undertaking such attacks. Australian academic and historian Christopher Snedden says his new book
BEJI Caïd Essebsi, 89, was elected president of Tunisia in 2014 after running for the secular Nidaa Tounes party. Previously, he served as prime minister in 2011 and as foreign minister from 1981 to 1986.
A top UN official helping oversee Gaza's reconstruction following the 2014 attack by Israel says the territory is on a "disastrous trajectory," with Israel's blockade and Palestinian divisions hampering recovery.
Luiza Waldrick says the present global system is more of a hodgepodge of regions or even countries. The World Federation for Medical Education, Luiza says is a great step forward in trying to unify the medical schools around the world.
The Australian High Commissioner to India, Mr. Patrick Suckling, who was on a recent visit to Kashmir says he was struck by the enormous potential of the State, and of the desire of many people to work to make something of this potential.