After the 9/11 attacks, Martin Amis, the opinionated British novelist, got himself into a massive tangle when he suggested imposing collective punishment on the Muslim community in the West “until it gets its house in order”.
A majority of Indian Muslims are not in favour of the government trying to bring about changes in their Personal Laws through direct or indirect intrusive ways. In fact, Muslims are all set to oppose this move. There are several reasons for this.
A feminist foreign policy would embrace the idea of a South Asian Commons; it would speak and act in favour not of ravishing disunities, but of rationalising unities, of merging capacities to build, to develop, to link.
With Dawn journalist Cyril Almeida in the news for his reporting on the internal dynamics of the Pakistani establishment that offended the powers that be and made them put restrictions on his travel, the spotlight fell unwittingly on the small but once influential community of people who came here from Goa and contributed in various ways to Pakistani society.
A good society needs a good governance. Good governance needs good theories and good administration. Good administration needs good and dedicated professionals. The success or failure of a governance system depends substantially on the measure of clarity that attends its conceptualization and execution.
Last month, in the tribute he paid to Deendayal Upadhyaya on his birth centenary, Narendra Modi declared, “Fifty years ago, Pandit Upadhyaya said “Do not reward/appease (puraskrit) Muslims, do not shun (tiraskkrit) them, but purify (parishkar) them.
Recognition of gender equality, inclusive growth and progress of girls are the pillars for achieving Sustainable Development Goals. This is also reflected in this year’s theme for International Girl Child Day, which is celebrated the world over on October 11.
Title: Bollywood Boom; Author: Roopa Swaminathan; Publisher: Penguin; Price: Rs 399; Pages: 221
Title: Defeat is an Orphan: How Pakistan Lost the Great South Asian War; Author: Myra Macdonald; Publisher: Penguin Random House India; Pages: 328; Price: Rs 599
The story of Afghanistan -- of the war against the Soviets and of terrorism that has gripped the landlocked country ever since -- is in many ways also the story of diplomat Masood Khalili, who motivated his people and led them...
Title: The Golden Legend; Author: Nadeem Aslam; Publisher: Penguin Random House; Pages: 376; Price: Rs 599
Over the Years, a collection of 106 short articles, offers us interesting sidelights on the currents and cross- currents in the public life of India during two distinctive periods: (I) 1987 to 1991 and (II ) 2010 to the present.