Baloch abductions scorch Pakistan

Days after being selected to the UN Human Rights Council on 16 October 2017, Pakistan suffered a huge embarrassment when its growing crimes against the Baloch, especially the phenomenon of “enforced disappearances”, blew up in its face. The dispute centres on Baloch inability to reconcile to the annexation of Kalat … Read More

Sir Syed and India’s Islamic surgery

Recently, Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, founder of Aligarh Muslim University (Mohammedan Anglo-Oriental College), received fulsome tributes on his 200th birth anniversary. Khan was a devotee of British rule even before the Mutiny (1857) forced the Crown to directly administer its Indian territories, hitherto held in trust by the East India … Read More

Children of a Lesser God

The Supreme Court’s order of 9 October 2017, in Arjun Gopal and Others versus Union of India and Others (Writ Petition, Civil, No. 728 of 2015), banning the sale of fire crackers in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) has set the cat among the pigeons. As the order … Read More

California textbooks improve Hindu content

In the significant development for Hindu American families that have long agitated over the humiliating and demeaning portrayal of India and the Hindu tradition and faith in American school textbooks, the California Department of Education (CDE) on Thursday, 28 September 2017 recommended rejection of two academic programs submitted by the … Read More

The Great Game sears Pathan homeland

Barring perhaps tiny Sri Lanka, the British Empire amputated every non-Christian land that fell under its heel, causing wounds that time could not heal. As meticulously documented by Narendra Singh Sarila, the Partition of India was conceived by Winston Churchill, planned by Archibald Wavell, and executed by Louis Mountbatten (The … Read More

Hollow cry of the dispossessed elite

Blessed with an inflated sense of impunity, the all-India Lutyens brigade’s oracular intellectual, Ramachandra Guha, pompously declared after Kannada journalist Gauri Lankesh was shot that, “It is very likely that her murderers came from the same Sangh Parivar from which the murderers of Dabholkar, Pansare and Kalburgi came”. Guha imparted … Read More

Aadhaar, Data Security and Breach of Privacy

An RTI application filed by Bengaluru-based Col. Matthew Thomas, a petitioner in the Right to Privacy case before the Supreme Court, reveals that the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), custodian of Aadhaar data, signed contracts with foreign firms giving them “full access” to classified data and personal details of … Read More

Purohit points finger at Congress president

Lt. Col. Prasad Shrikant Purohit, released after nearly nine years in jail when the Supreme Court granted him bail on August 21, hinted in a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi soon after he assumed office, that the sitting president of a major political party was behind the conspiracy that … Read More

Monsanto’s Roundup and risk of Cancer

Although the western media has largely ignored an on-going case against agricultural giant Monsanto in Los Angeles, California, for concealing research about the cancer risks associated with its money spinning weed killer, Roundup, leaked documents show that the firm reportedly influenced US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials to suppress the … Read More