Impact of Eastern Muslim welfare states on Europe

By Brig Samson S Sharaf

In the study and commentary of Arthashastra written by Vinshnugupta Kautilya Chanakya, I learned that the sub continent had a formative influence on the Arab World of antiquity in arts, governance and sciences. Later, through trade and warfare, this knowledge fused with the Persian and Chinese schools of thought transferred . . . → Read More: Impact of Eastern Muslim welfare states on Europe

Indians also want coffee

By K G Suresh

Starbucks, the largest coffeehouse company in the world, recently announced a tie up with Tata Global Beverages Ltd to “harness the vast potential of the hot beverage market” in India.

The partners have decided to open 50 cafes in several Indian cities in 2012 beginning with Delhi and Mumbai.

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Pope urges Pakistan to scrap blasphemy law

Pope Benedict XVI on Monday called on Pakistan to scrap a controversial law against blasphemy, saying it served as “a pretext for acts of injustice and violence against religious minorities.”

“I once more encourage the leaders of that country to take the necessary steps to abrogate that law,” the leader of the world’s one billion . . . → Read More: Pope urges Pakistan to scrap blasphemy law