A Series of Unfortunate Events

A lot of news stories have been about this unfortunate growth of “intolerance” lately. Especially since it’s drawing more comments every few days from prominent writers, actors and politicians. How could it not? Every citizen wants [...]

Hundreds Dead As 7.5 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Afghanistan

A killer earthquake of a startling 7.5 magnitude chose the province of Badakhshan in the Hindu Kush mountain range in Afghanistan’s far northern region as its epicentre. At a depth of 130 miles (210km), more than two minutes of sustained tremors [...]

The Unending Syrian Crisis

One country. A deadly crisis in its fifth year now. Over a quarter of a million dead. Millions became refugees. But for the world, helping Syria get back on its feet is not on top of the list of priorities. In fact, some are so indifferent [...]

Beefed-up Politics : Engineer Rashid thrashed inside J&K Assembly by BJP MLAs

On an eventful Thursday, independent lawmaker Engineer Rashid was thrashed by BJP legislators inside the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly for hosting a beef party at his official residence in Srinagar. A few hours after that, Prime Minister Narendra [...]

A Sad Blame Game Post The Mecca Stampede

Is the Hajj, the fifth pillar of Islam, a scene for the divisions within the Islamic world to score political gains? Unfortunately that is what the governments of Saudi Arabia and Iran are making it after more than 1,000 pilgrims died in a stampede [...]