Mandela: the height of morality

“The world remembers him as a great statesman as a hero in the struggle. In South Africa, we call him Dada, we call him father, which is how we remember him.”

In Jonathan Snelgar’s Gastown bread and coffee shop, Nelson the Seagull, the presence of Nelson Mandela looms large.

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The time for rationing water

The right to water and sanitation is recognised in international law, but it is often left up to each local community’s initiative to secure that right. And a village in the Thar Desert of western India has recently been singled out by The Hindu newspaper for its exemplary water rationing system:

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Pakistan beats South Africa in T20 match

Captain Mohammad Hafeez and bowler Umar Gul put their test woes behind them as Pakistan beat South Africa by 95 runs on Sunday to win the two-match Twenty20 series 1-0.

Hafeez scored 86 off 51 balls to anchor a strong batting display at Centurion as Pakistan slammed the home side’s attack to all corners and . . . → Read More: Pakistan beats South Africa in T20 match

Hard work and perseverance at Pakistan’s women cricket team

Calling them the ‘women’ cricket team won’t be entirely right as they are just girls, not women. If you calculate the average age of Pakistan’s women cricket team and compare it with the average age of the other seven teams competing in the upcoming ICC Women Cricket World Cup, our team, with most of its . . . → Read More: Hard work and perseverance at Pakistan’s women cricket team

ICC World Twenty20 2012 Schedule

ICC World Twenty20 2012 Schedule was announced by International Cricket Council T20 World Cup 2012 international tournament to be organized by Sri Lanka. T20 World Cup 2012 will consist of 27 Twenty20 matches and it be hosted by Sri Lanka. All times given are Sri Lanka Standard Time (UTC+05:30).

 

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Blind cricket team: They deserve praise, not pity

Pakistan’s blind cricket team deserves praise for being world champions. Instead, what they get is pity.

“I used to listen to cricket matches on the radio as a child, and always dreamt of playing the sport though I knew it was not possible,” says cricketer Abdul Razzaq.

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Daddy calls belligerent Son back

Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani told his son Ali Musa Gilani on Wednesday to return home “immediately” and take part in the ephedrine case investigation, Express News reported.

The premier’s son received his first clean chit from a parliamentary committee in the drug quota scandal earlier on Wednesday.

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What’s really at stake in Libya

Way beyond the impenetrable fog of war, the ongoing tragedy in Libya is morphing into a war of acronyms that graphically depicts the tortuous “birth pangs” of a possibly new world order.

On one side there’s NATO (the North Atlantic Treaty Organization) and AL (the Arab League; on the other side, the African Union (AU) . . . → Read More: What’s really at stake in Libya

Corruption, a necessary evil?

From the very outset, let me be very clear that corruption, kickbacks, facilitation money etc are not condonable; however, being realistic, it cannot be done away so easily through either a law or simply pursuing individuals.

If one takes a rational look at things, financial corruption can be divided into two categories: where money or . . . → Read More: Corruption, a necessary evil?

The People’s World Cup

Bangladesh welcomed the World Cup the only way it knows, and in a way only it could have. Stumpy, the tournament mascot, rode in to the Bangabandhu Stadium on a cycle trolley and the captains followed, in beautifully decorated cycle rickshaws as cricket lovers opened their hearts to their first World Cup. Kolkata would conceivably . . . → Read More: The People’s World Cup