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Malala: Nobel laureate to a Twitter troll

Malala Yousafzai, the 22-year old Pakistani Nobel laureate who now lives in Birmingham, is being accused of "sharing fake news & peddling lies" on her Twitter profile with regards to Kashmir. The Nobel prize winner, on September 14th, sent out a series of tweets sympathizing with Kashmiris. Kashmir is a disputed region between India, Pakistan & China with all controlling...

Do Pakistani leaders lack intellectual maturity?

As India’s ISRO was ready to create history by landing its rover on moon’s south pole. Pakistan’s ‘Science & Technology Minister’ made a series of tweets when the Chandrayaan-2 lander Vikram lost contact with ISRO’s control centre. In one of his tweets the minister said “Please sleep. The toy landed in Mumbai instead of landing on the moon”. “Aww...don’t attempt what...

Why has it become so cool to hate India?

Saturday morning, last week was a bad one for me – the first thing I read, was an article from Dilip D'Souza. He pontificated, "Then what do we say about those who might plot against the obscenity that blights their land, as Stauffenberg did, who fight to free India of it? Are they patriots? If so, what if they welcomed...

Indian Lower House Passes Historic Bill that Proposes Giving Citizenship to Refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh & Afghanistan

On Tuesday morning, the Indian lower house - Lok Sabha - passed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019, that seeks to give Indian nationality to persecuted refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. The Bill seeks to amend the definition of illegal immigrant for Christian, Sikh, Zoroastrian, Buddhist and Hindu immigrants from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, who have lived in India without...

Coronavirus deaths surpass SARS

Coronavirus Outbreak - China
China has officially raised the death toll from the Coronavirus epidemic to 811. Surpassing the number killed globally by the SARS epidemic in 2002/2003, as millions prepare to return to work after an extended Lunar New Year break. In 2003, 774 people were killed by Sars (severe acute respiratory syndrome) in more than two dozen countries. WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus...

China’s economy hits 30-year low

Chinese economy hits its 30 year low
The great Asian slowdown is here. China's economy grew last year at the slowest pace in almost last three decades. Official figures show that the world's second largest economy expanded by 6.1% in 2019 from the year before - the worst figure in 29 years. It comes after almost two years of trade tensions with the US - although hopes of a...