The point is that the Shias latched on to Karbala, a relatively recent event in history, as the ideal for morality and sacrifice.
18 Jul 2019 11:59 PM
The lazy assumption that the technologies in the Iranian arsenal must trace their origins to allies Russia and China is wrong.
05 Jul 2019 12:10 AM
It was brave of the pundits whom the anchors had assembled to keep up the pretence of being in the loop.
07 Jun 2019 12:13 AM
In the communal politics of the 1990s, a searing slogan was “Garv se kaho hum Hindu hain”, or “let us proclaim with pride that we are Hindu”.
24 May 2019 12:05 AM
Muslims are shuttling between caste parties and anyone, even the devil, if he can help to keep the BJP out.
10 May 2019 6:49 AM
Once Ram Lalla is born, Madhukar and his rani wave a ‘murchal’, a sort of whisk in slow, pampering motions around the infant.
26 Apr 2019 12:35 AM
If Andhra and Telangana were a little inhospitable for Rahul Gandhi, a seat in Karnataka would have been custom made for the Congress president.
12 Apr 2019 12:05 AM
Heaven knows the Nobel Peace Prize has in recent years been in urgent need of some value addition.
29 Mar 2019 4:47 AM
Indeed, there should be plan in place to protect the nation as well as our armed forces from Machiavellian plots.
15 Mar 2019 12:04 AM
Time magazine considered President Lula as one of the most influential leaders in recent history.
01 Mar 2019 12:10 AM
US national security adviser John Bolton has been salivating on Venezuela for military action.
15 Feb 2019 12:34 AM
Priyanka Gandhi had been given the task in overall, political control of the “fiefdoms”.
01 Feb 2019 12:38 AM
The plan was to eliminate the Communist parties, which were gaining in influence around President Mohammad Daud in Kabul.
18 Jan 2019 5:08 AM
Hamas were supple enough to mobilise support from another formidable axis — Iran, Hezbollah and Syria.
04 Jan 2019 12:05 AM
The Indian National Congress has, with unprecedented honesty, embraced its Hindu credentials.
21 Dec 2018 12:04 AM
When a lynch mob in Haryana forced two Muslim boys to swallow a paste of cow dung and urine, they vomited.
07 Dec 2018 12:15 AM
It would be rank bad manners to liken the US President to Caligula, but there’s a difficulty finding other comparables.
23 Nov 2018 12:05 AM
Amit Shah has chastised the Supreme Court for having ruled that young women, whose entry to Sabarimala was banned, be allowed entry.
09 Nov 2018 12:37 AM
The Conservative Party is in desperate straits over both Brexit and Corbyn. PM Theresa May is looking at the “Exit” door in a sort of daze.
26 Oct 2018 12:08 AM
“Thanda Gosht”, or “Cold Meat”, another Manto masterpiece, becomes one of the film’s supporting columns.
28 Sep 2018 12:47 AM