Caught Between a Laloo
and a Hard Place
Laloo Prasad Yadav's
histrionics in Pakistan are a reminder that the shelves will be empty when
Indians go shopping for leadership during next year's parliamentary elections.
Laloo, part of a "peace delegation" to Pakistan, is proclaiming to Pakistanis
how much in love India is with them. Pakistanis of course are gushing over his
performance; their generals and jehadis alike must be laughing their heads off
to see an Indian politician visiting them and lionizing the Indo-Pak love affair
even as they continue to send terrorists to kill, maim, blow up and traumatize
the hapless state of Jammu and Kashmir....More...
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Hindu Holocaust with special emphasis on Kashmiri Hindu Holocaust,
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AN UNIQUE EXHIBITION ON TERRORISM UNLEASHED
Afghanistan’s Number One Threat
conventional troika being blamed as preponderant threats to
Afghanistan’s stability, unity and existence are Osama bin Laden’s Al
Qaeda, Mullah Omar’s Taliban and Gulbuddin Hekmatyar’s Hizb-i-Islami.
It is sheer naivete to account these fundamentalist forces and ignore
the number one wrecker-in-chief of Afghanistan in recent history-
Pakistan (incidentally the creator of the second and third outfits named
above and the playground of the first).....More...
The Pandits in Focus again
Mr. Gautier, the French journalist has been
speaking about the internally displaced Pandits. Recently he organized
an exhibition in New Delhi on this beleaguered community. The Home
Minister, despite his heavy schedule of work and ‘insignificance of the
occasion’, did not miss a visit to the exhibition. He expressed regret
for having neglected these people in the past. But surely, he did not
make any promise for the future. Big people do not make promises and
commitments for small things.....More...
Two Wrongs Do Not Make a Right
In the aftermath of the demolition of Babri masjid
two common themes have emerged in the media. The first is that ‘two
wrongs do not make a right’ and the second, the Muslims of today can not
be held responsible for the acts of their ancestors.
Let us first examine the first: ‘two
wrongs do not make a right’ with the truism of the precepts of Lord Rama
in the seminal Hindu epic Ramayana (the story of Rama). Ravana had
abducted Sita – a wrong by any means.....More...
The 'Peace' Carnival
Editor, SAIR; Executive Director, Institute for Conflict Management
From despair to euphoria to despair
has been the classical cycle in India's 'search for peace' in Jammu &
Kashmir (J&K). It has been the season for euphoria again since Prime
Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee's April 18, 2003, speech at Srinagar,
where he once again offered 'a hand of friendship' to Pakistan. Since
then, there has been a rising crescendo of symbolism culminating in the
current and extraordinary jamboree at Lahore, where a delegation of more
than 30 Indian Members of Parliament (MPs), with a veritable media
circus in tow, are presently grabbing headlines.....More...
Kashmir’s Contribution to Indian
Dr. S.S. Toshkhani
It is really very exciting to think that this small
paradisal Valley nestled in the Himalays has produced a succession of
brilliant thinkers who have formulated most of the fundamental concepts
of Sanskrit poetics and have given us a whole body of aesthetic thought
profound in conception and impressive in volume and value. One cannot
but be overwhelmed by the fact that almost all the major schools of
Indian aesthetics were founded by Kashmiri theoriticians -the Alankara
School by Bhamaha, Riti School by Vamana, Vakrokti School by Kuntaka,
Dhvani School by Anandavardhana and Auchitya School by Kshemendra....More...
Flawed Secularist Argument (Part
NC and the Pandit minority in 1947
How does the
credit of ‘saving’ the Hindu minority of Kashmir go either to Sheikh
Abdullah or the NC? Was not the Sheikh’s position more precarious than
that of the Hindus of the Valley? Were the hundreds of thousands of
Hindus and Sikhs in the now Pakistan occupied part of the state saved by
Sheikh’s activists in those areas? No, they were massacred in their own
places most brutally. Did not the locals join the bands of the tribals
when Baramulla fell and these marauders spread out in the rural areas
singling out the Hindu and Sikh houses and families and subjecting them
to loot, rape and killing? It is true that top NC leadership did not
promote direct violence against Pandits....More...