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Amarinder called it a
20.06.17 09:30 as MEDIA - S P SINGH

Whatever happened to that thing called journalism?
 
Farmers and agricultural labourers, even in a substantially agrarian state like Punjab, can be short-changed pretty easily by a bunch of spinmeisters, a cohort of lazy journalists, and, one is afraid, editors seemingly asleep on the job.

So, a farm ...
  


KEY CONCERN: Do not let the heat reach Modi
11.06.17 03:32 as Economy - nischay paul

DEVENDRA Fadnavis is battling a crisis. In his state, milk tankers and vegetable-laden trucks are moving under police escort. Shivraj Chauhan, when he is not in a yoga pose, is being singed by the farmers' protests and the fallout of the killing of farmers in ...
  


Give Kashmir a ceasefire
26.05.17 15:30 as H K Dua - H K Dua*

Remember how Vajpayee government touched hearts with a similar move 
 
Several prominent citizens from different walks of life have called for a declaration of ceasefire in Kashmir during the month of Ramzan, beginning on Friday. Their appeal needs to be immediately heeded, both by the Centre ...
  


World Press Freedom Day 2017: From death threats to bans to beheading, how free is press?
03.05.17 09:29 as Media - Chanchal Chauhan*

From death threats to bans, from censorship to beheading by the terror groups such as ISIS, journalists all over the world have been through and go through a lot, each day. With all the news of curbing press’ right to know, to say it out ...
  


Is India losing Kashmir?
28.04.17 05:14 as J & K - Soutik Biswas*

As India's most restive region stares down the abyss of what a commentator calls another "hot summer of violence", the doom-laden headline has returned with a vengeance: Is India losing Kashmir?

Last summer was one of the bloodiest in the Muslim-dominated valley in recent years. Following ...
  


'Amarinder must revisit his egotistical stance on Sajjan'
15.04.17 06:34 as Punjab - Bir Devinder Singh*

I WOULD wish to plead with Capt. Amarinder Singh CM of Punjab that personal prejudices must be kept aside while addressing bigger issues concerning the community and the Nation. Canada enjoys very special status among the comity of Nations, which have made tremendous contribution to ...
  


Holy Week and The Yogi Effect on the Christian Church
12.04.17 00:34 as Intolerance - observer with opinion

On 9th April, 2017 the Jewish Passover and the Christian Palm Sunday, a prayer service where over a thousand people including two foreign pastors were expected to join, had to be cancelled because a militant Hindu group complained that the meeting was likely to lead ...
  


Do not worry, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi. Aisi Koyee Ghatna Huyee Hee Nahi, Kotha Sahib Theek Thaak Hai
07.04.17 04:45 as - kanwar manjit singh

ALWAR LYNCHING: AN OPEN LETTER TO INDIA’S MINORITIES AFFAIRS MINISTER 
 
Mr Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi,
 
IN ANY different circumstances, I would have addressed you as 'honourable' minister, but you just made some effort to lose that epithet. You actually stood up in Parliament and said that the Alwar ...
  


The Beginning Of The End (Part IV)
04.04.17 06:23 as Politics - observer with opinion

Epiphany.

"That blessed mood
In which the burthen of the mystery
In which the heavy and the weary weight
Of all this unintelligible world
Is lightened....
While with an eye made quiet by the power
Of harmony, and the deep power of joy,
We see into into the life of things"
(Wordsworth, Tintern Abbey,1798)

Strange ...
  


The Beginning Of The End (Part III)
03.04.17 23:49 as Politics - observer with opinion

Let us observe closely the nature of some of the cracks in the RSS-BJP edifice that an overload of political success has ironically brought out into the open if only we care to see them.

Now, here's the rub in the game of one-upmanship between Modi ...
  


The Beginning Of The End (Part II)
03.04.17 06:48 as Politics - observer with opinion

A discerning observer might have quoted Tennyson there and then to say:

"It is the little rift within the lute
That by and by will make the music mute
And ever widening , slowly silence  all "
(Idylls of the King)

For those who have doubts about the tacit RSS ...
  


The Beginning Of The End
03.04.17 00:43 as Politics - observer with opinion

" In my beginning is my end"
.....
" In my end is my beginning "
(TS Eliot, The Four Quartets, East Coker)

The ominous auguries of the inevitable beginning of a long drawn out and predictably painful end of the Modi-Shah dominated Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) era of ...
  


Sabhe Ghat Ram Bole: Fanaticism, Not Atheism, Is Irreligious
30.03.17 10:20 as Spiritualism - by harcharan bains

Fanaticism and Superstition are the biggest enemies of Religion: In fact, these are Irreligious attitudes
 
The biggest enemy of religion is not atheism but fanaticism. Or, better still, fanaticism and superstition. Both have truly disfigured the face of religion and de-humanised its spirit.
 
And fanaticism and superstition ...
  


Beacons No Red Flag For VIP Culture
28.03.17 09:01 as Politics - harcharan bains*

I am opposed to the importance being attached to red beacons atop official vehicles. This is nothing but tokenism. It makes no difference to the VIP mindset whether or not his vehicle carries a red light atop or not. One of the arguments advanced in ...
  


SIDDH GOSHTTH - Relevance In Today's World
26.03.17 07:33 as Spiritualism - OBSERVER WITH AN OPINION

Apropos the Nath Yogis of Gorakhpur, I believe one should re-read Guru Nanak's Theological debate with the 84 Siddhas.
 
It has become extremely relevant today as it helps us to understand how we have evolved as a sub- continental civilization, a pluralistic society and a modern ...
  


CAPTAIN ON COURSE, BUT…
25.03.17 08:23 as Politics - By Harcharan Bains*

The latest Punjab Assembly election earlier this year was perhaps the most significant election since the formation of the Punjabi Suba, or post-reorganisation Punjab. Punjab went through a phase of extreme angst and pain for which the government and the opposition were both equally to ...
  


YUG-YUGAANTAR (Tales of Times Past, Present and Future)
23.03.17 00:19 as Politics - Observer with an Opinion

NATH JOGIS in Punjab are most often seen wandering in the form of Snake Charmers. Baba Gorakhnath ( literally, the Holy Man incharge of Protecting Cows) the Patron Saint of the erstwhile Hindu Kingdom of Nepal, and the Gorkhas, is fabled to have kept dark ...
  


Gurmehar a victim of institutional hate; about time she gets some breathing space
28.02.17 16:46 as Nationalism - TS Sudhir*

Congratulations, fellow Indians. The news is that Gurmehar Kaur "has fled''. At 7:23 am on 28 February, she put out two tweets announcing she is opting out. "I'm withdrawing from the campaign. Congratulations everyone. I request to be left alone. I said what I had ...
  


The Tribune celebrates arrest of journalist, Indian Express blasts EC for it
14.02.17 21:42 as MEDIA - By PT Media Pundit

*Wah, wah, Election Commission jee, aap ne kamaal kar ditti - says The Tribune
 
*Sharm karo, koyee akal di gal karo - says The Indian Express

FORGET OPINION POLLS. Here are opinion piece writers arraigned against each other over an exit poll controversy.

Editorial opinion reflected a Split ...
  


Intolerant or too tolerant
03.02.17 14:49 as Intoelrance - Mandeep Singh

The bad guys haughtily beat the hero and leave him with livid bruises. Hero recovers with the thought of vengeance in his mind. Soon, the hero valiantly strikes back and gives bad guys the taste of their own medicine and in the end, good wins ...
  



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