Debating history is necessary. But when myths are used as political weapons to further a certain agenda, their contentions become dangerous, writes Farrukh Dhondy.
Some disillusioned men from Europe and other places may join the Caliphate but the ISIS is unlikely to win over transcontinental territories.
The greed of multinationals must not be an excuse to restrain the quantum leap in scientific understanding and technology. Farrukh Dhondy writes.
In any democracy the Press should be subject to the law but not to any power held by elected politicians. Wouldn’t such powers curtail the ability of the press to investigate and expose the crimes and the conduct of politicians? Farrukh Dhondy writes.
Any rape trial is an invasion of the privacy, shame and trauma of the victims who allege rape and, if the accused is innocent, of the alleged rapist.
The English language press of India has characterised BJP’s PM candidate Narendra Modi as undesirable- to some he is mass murderer and to others a CM, who did not use his power to prevent the slaughter of innocents in his state.
The SC’s plea to Parliament is mouthwash. However glaring the case for a modernisation of this law, it is doubtful whether it will be a priority with any parliamentarian, writes Farrukh Dhondy.
Even though Malala probably has a full scholarship to her school, it is from a platform of very narrow elitist privilege that she is seen as championing universal education. Farrukh Dhondy writes.
In the past two weeks a debate about press freedom has been initiated by the Daily Mail, a national newspaper which attacked the Labour party leader’s late father Ralph Miliband, writes Farrukh Dhondy.
A co-chairperson of the British Conservative Party refuses to step down despite having links with extremists and being involved in an expense fraud. Farrukh Dhondy
The British defence ministry’s dilemma over Olympics security is genuine. In the present times, there can be no Games without high velocity missiles.
In Britain, an author received death threats for the TV adaptation of his book on the origins of Islam. This raises a big question: how far can intimidation curtail free speech. Farrukh Dhondy
Is there no candidate from the Indian subcontinent whom one could nominate, keeping in mind the elastic definitions of peace, as deserving of the Nobel Prize? Farrukh Dhondy
Women are often forced to keep quiet about sexual abuse. In Britain, the Savile case has encouraged many to speak up. Indian women should follow suit. Farrukh Dhondy
The suicide of Jacintha Saldanha after a hoax call by two Australian DJs will remain a socio-psychological mystery until the inquest in March. Farrukh Dhondy