A befitting response to UAE minister

His Excellency Mr. Zarooni,

Thank you very much for taking the trouble to write about us. Let me start with a friendly advice to kindly read the letter again that you think I have written. At the top of it, I have put the disclaimer in big, bold, underlined letters that . . . → Read More: A befitting response to UAE minister

UN’s role as a peace keeper

In a topsy-turvy world, beset as it is with such pestilences as globalisation, what hope is there for the wretched man in the street? Particularly if the said man in the street comes from a country that is euphemistically called ‘developing’. When the newly elected President of the sole superpower was awarded the . . . → Read More: UN’s role as a peace keeper

Vietnam’s dog thief problem

QUANG TRI PROVINCE, Vietnam — It wasn’t supposed to be a double homicide. A few snapped limbs? Fine. Something nasty enough to make those dog thieves sorry they’d ever come to this tiny village in central Vietnam.

But once cries of “Dog thieves! Come quick!” rang over the moonlit rice fields, the . . . → Read More: Vietnam’s dog thief problem

Turkey, UAE and Kuwait prove to be deadbeat donors

Dozens of aid agencies have called for international sanctions on Israel over its continued illegal blockade of the occupied Gaza Strip and the fact that six months after its deadly and devastating assault, there has been virtually no reconstruction in the territory.

The report, “Charting a New Course: Overcoming the stalemate in Gaza,” signed by . . . → Read More: Turkey, UAE and Kuwait prove to be deadbeat donors

No Christian safe in new India

Hindu terrorists in India approached a church in India’s Uttar Pradesh region, with this message: We will burn down the whole church if you do not leave. According to the report:

Under pressure from Hindu extremists, local officials kept a church from meeting on Good Friday (April 3) in India’s Uttar Pradesh state and ordered . . . → Read More: No Christian safe in new India

Electricity shortfall rising

With electricity shortfall rising to 33 per cent because of forced closure of a number of plants, power sector managers are left with no choice but to violate the prime minister’s directive of restricting loadshedding in urban areas to six hours.

According to sources in the National Transmission and Dispatch Company, power generation stood at . . . → Read More: Electricity shortfall rising

Is Tarek Fatah helping radicalize the Canadian youth

Dear Tarek,

Early yesterday, a friend sent me a message linked to a Facebook post you had put up. Unsurprisingly, he attached an “lol” to it. I’m accustomed to your posts, usually calling this or that individual an Islamist or attaching the Muslim Brotherhood label to some harmless and well-meaning Muslim organization in . . . → Read More: Is Tarek Fatah helping radicalize the Canadian youth

Brazilian rain forest being destroyed due to mining

The line of trucks and four-wheel-drive pickups threw up clouds of red dust as it snaked up the hill on the wide dirt road. From the top, Brazilian rain forest stretched out into the distance. Before it, a vast quadrangle was being carved out of the slope by an army of machines, a . . . → Read More: Brazilian rain forest being destroyed due to mining

Mr Tarek Fatah on sale!

This person called Tarek Fatah never ceases to amaze me. He has an uncanny ability to tailor his writings and utterances to suit the desires of the audience he is addressing. No wonder then that he has been given residence and citizenship in a western country that should know better. Not content with . . . → Read More: Mr Tarek Fatah on sale!

Pak nuclear weapons dangerous, Indian safe

On April 6, 2015, The New York Times published an editorial titled Nuclear Fears in South Asia. The editorial portrayed Pakistan’s nuclear weapon capability as an ultra-sensitive concern for the global community; however, India’s mighty nuclear quest was exempted from this category, using its vibrant democratic system of governance as a justification.

I am still . . . → Read More: Pak nuclear weapons dangerous, Indian safe