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Noam Chomsky's comment on media in Pakistan and India

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Sir,

In his recent interview to Indiaís Outlook magazine (1 November 2010), Noam Chomsky, after having spent three weeks in India and a week in Pakistan, has compared the Engish language media between the two contries. Noam Chomsky an American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, and political activist found media in Pakistan more open, free and vibrant than that in India....


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Is it the end of the Western world as we knew it?

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In his book ëZero-Sum Worldí Gideon Rachman, chief foreign affairs columnist of The Financial Times, wonders the end of the Western world as we knew it. Between the fall of the Soviet Union and the collapse of Lehman Brothers, he describes the period as a golden age in which countries shared a belief in globalisation and western democratic values.


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Partition and the Making of the Mohajir Mindset

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M Nauman Khan has read A R Siddiqui's autobiographical memoirs ' Partition and the Making of the Mohajir Mindset' , and offers him these comments...


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India: a personal view

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One of the greatest attributes of India is in its diversity and in lies its admiration, and that it pronounces the soul and success of the country....but it yields a panorama of enchantment and disenchantment


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In the name of divine dispensation

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Nauman Khan reflects on how divine dispensation and religious imagery is sought to justify war and the cruelty of man on man....religious fundamentalism is alive and well in the west, causing action and reactions elsewhere...


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Time magazine reflects on Pakistan

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ìPakistan was a country orphaned at birthî, thus begins an essay by Aryn Baker, under the heading: National Tragedy: Pakistan was born of hope, but the country seems destined for a life of despair.


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Letter to the Economist

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A letter to the Economist on their review of 'The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy'


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Letter to the Economist

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You keep writing Islam vs. the West (Islam and free speech: The Economist: 17th February 2005) knowing well that the former is the religion based on faith that is ethical, aesthetic, doctrinaire and inspirational and the latter that is geography, including a big chunk that is America.

A Pew poll taken early this year indicated that 60% of Americans pray once a day, 70% say that the American President must have strong religious beliefs and 61% favour tighter restrictions on a moral issue like abortion. Remember, George W Bush preferred to consult his ìhigher fatherî according to Bob Woodward when the latter asked whether the president had discussed the Iraq invasion with his father before making the decision to act.

Even in agnostic Britain there is a significant number of minority who fervently believe in Christian faith and look up to the Archbishop of Canterbury to lead the society on moral issues of paramount importance but, for obvious reasons, Rowan Williams is unable to do so.

How can you compare the faith with what is a geographical term?


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US Neo-Cons haven't made the world a safer place

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A letter to the editor of the New York Times reflecting on the invasion of Iraq, developments in the Muslim world and dysfunctionalities in the US.


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US, Musharraf & doors marked 'Exit'

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The Washington Post's editorial on 'The War in Pakistan'


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