Sikhs in Pakistan forced to pay Jizia

Heading back to the days of Mohammad Gazani, Ghori and Aurangzeb? Sikhs pay Rs 20m as ‘tax’ to Taliban Islamabad: Members of Pakistan’s Sikh community living in the Aurakzai tribal region have paid Rs 20 million as “tax” to the Taliban after militants forcibly occupied some of their homes and kidnapped a Sikh leader. The … Continue reading Sikhs in Pakistan forced to pay Jizia

Islam and Peace:Muslims must speak in one voice against extremism

An article courtesy  TOI, of  17 March. It is very very rare to see such frank opinions on extremists, root cause for extremism, especially when linked to a religion with more than its share of violence and man made tragedies. Even brave souls like MJ Akbar have not been so forthright in in voicing their … Continue reading Islam and Peace:Muslims must speak in one voice against extremism

Mohan Kedkar: Mumbaikars express gratitude for selfless service

Help for Bandra braveheart’s kin TIMES NEWS NETWORK Mumbai: “He was always a quiet boy. He was always the first one to rush and help people,’’ said 55-year-old Pandurang Redkar about his 20-year-old son Mohan who died while saving a couple from drowning at Bandra bandstand four months ago. He seemed oblivious of the praises … Continue reading Mohan Kedkar: Mumbaikars express gratitude for selfless service

Tibet: Under Chinese Heels

             How can a few thousand simple unarmed God fearing souls withstand  a fully armed Imperialist China?               Imperial China throughout its history has always swamped conquered territory with Han Chinese till they formed the majority. They ensured the destruction of local language and culture.       In Tibet of today Tibetians have been … Continue reading Tibet: Under Chinese Heels

I stand by Bhutia and Aamir; shame to the CPM

While Bhutia refused to carry the Olympic torch in his support for Tibet and HH Dalai Lama, Aamir is carrying the same '...with a prayer for the Tibetans and their struggle'. I relate to both of these men, and their stand in taking opposite actions but with the same purpose. Shame to the communists in … Continue reading I stand by Bhutia and Aamir; shame to the CPM

The sacrfice of Tibet: Extraordinary delusions and temporary insanity

The sacrifice of Tibet: Extraordinary delusions and temporary insanity Rajeev Srinivasan :: http://www.rediff.com/news/2008/mar/25rajeev.htm ---------------------------------------- March 25, 2008 On November 18 every year, I silently salute the brave souls of C Company, 13th Kumaon Regiment, who in 1962 died practically to the last man and the last bullet defending Ladakh against the invading Chinese Army. These … Continue reading The sacrfice of Tibet: Extraordinary delusions and temporary insanity

Why is the Indian Govt afraid to open files on Netaji ?

Why is the Indian Govt afraid to open files on Netaji ?        It is an intriguing fact that the governmeny of India has never been forthcoming in relation to the last days of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.              Sixty years after independance the public is still being denied accesss to all documents.       So … Continue reading Why is the Indian Govt afraid to open files on Netaji ?