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Muslim world in decline

By: NAJMUDDIN A. SHAIKH MYANMAR is a country that is supposed to be recovering from years of dictatorial rule and moving towards democracy and an opening up to the rest of the world. It is a country with an opposition leader who has won the Nobel Prize for her struggle against dictatorship and for upholding human rights.

Deeply moving account from the daughter of a Pakistani POW in India.

By Sunniya Ahmad Pirzada My father, a Pakistani prisoner of war in India A daughter’s tribute to the father who never recovered from his war wounds. It was a great source of pride to my father that he was captured and did not surrender. Doctors filled his file with words like Dementia, Alzheimer’s and Schizophrenia. Our lives were measured out in what, for want of a clearer diagnosis, we would just call his ‘episodes’.

The Age of Impunity

By Jeffrey D. Sachs May 17, 2016 “Information Clearing House” – “Boston Globe” The Panama Papers opened yet another window on the global system of financial corruption, showing how political leaders and businesses use shell companies in secrecy havens like the British Virgin Islands and many US states to evade taxes and hide corruption and other crimes. Yet the system of corruption depends on another factor beyond secrecy, one that is perhaps even more important: impunity. Impunity means that the rich and powerful escape from punishment even when their malfeasance is in full view. 

The Age of Impunity

By Jeffrey D. Sachs May 17, 2016 “Information Clearing House” – “Boston Globe” The Panama Papers opened yet another window on the global system of financial corruption, showing how political leaders and businesses use shell companies in secrecy havens like the British Virgin Islands and many US states to evade taxes and hide corruption and other crimes. Yet the system of corruption depends on another factor beyond secrecy, one that is perhaps even more important: impunity. Impunity means that the rich and powerful escape from punishment even when their malfeasance is in full view. 

The Age of Impunity

By Jeffrey D. Sachs May 17, 2016 “Information Clearing House” – “Boston Globe” The Panama Papers opened yet another window on the global system of financial corruption, showing how political leaders and businesses use shell companies in secrecy havens like the British Virgin Islands and many US states to evade taxes and hide corruption and other crimes. Yet the system of corruption depends on another factor beyond secrecy, one that is perhaps even more important: impunity. Impunity means that the rich and powerful escape from punishment even when their malfeasance is in full view. 

سیاسی گدھے

پرانے زمانے کی بات ہے ، ایک بادشاہ تھا ایک دن بادشاہ کا دل چاہا کہ ملک کے دورے پر نکلے ، تو اس نے محکمہ موسمیات کے افسر سے پوچھا کہ آنے والے چند دنوں میں موسم کیسا رہے گا ؟ محکمہ موسمیات کے بڑے افسر نے حساب کتاب نکال کر بادشاہ کو بتایا کہ آنے والے کئی دنوں تک بارش کا کوئی امکان نہیں ہے ۔ اس لئے آپ مطمئن ہو کر ملک کی سیر کو نکل سکتے ہیں ۔ بادشاہ اپنی ملکہ کو ساتھ لے کر دورے پر نکل جاتا ہے ، دارالحکومت سے میلوں دور ایک جگہ اس کی ایک کمہار سے ملاقات ہوتی  ہے جو اپنےگدھے پر مال لادے کہیں جا رہا ہوتا ہے ، کمہا ر بادشاہ کو پہچان جاتا ہے اور بادشاہ کو بتاتا ہے کہ جتنی جلدی ہو سکے واپس چلے جائیں ، اس علاقے میں بہت موسلادار بارش ہونے جا رہی ہے ۔ بادشاہ کمہار کو کہتا ہے کہ میرے موسمیات کے افسر نے مجھے بتایا ہے کہ بارش کا کوئی امکان نہیں ہے ، میرا …

Divine intervention? Indian Hindus ask gods to help Trump

Here we are sharing an article published in ‘Washington Post’ by  Associated Press on May 11 2016. NEW DELHI — Donald Trump may find it tough to get Republican leaders behind his campaign, but he’s got some faraway fans trying to get the gods on his side. Around a dozen members of a right-wing Indian Hindu group lit a ritual fire and chanted mantras Wednesday asking the Hindu gods to help Trump win the U.S. presidential election. While Trump has dominated the Republican primary race to decide the party’s candidate for the November election, his calls for temporarily banning Muslims from America and cracking down on extremist groups abroad have earned him some fans in India. “The whole world is screaming against Islamic terrorism, and even India is not safe from it,” said Vishnu Gupta, founder of the Hindu Sena nationalist group. “Only Donald Trump can save humanity.” Members of the group gathered on a blanket spread out in a New Delhi protest park along with a collection of statues depicting gods including Shiva and Hanuman …