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Remembering Mahatma Gandhi On His Jayanti On Oct. 2

Remembering Mahatma Gandhi On His Jayanti On Oct. 2

By Urmila Das
For Gandhiji, spinning their own cloth – khadhi – at home was employment for entire villages. This was not only a political decision, but also an economical one. He wanted people to be self-sufficient and to take pride in recreating the industry that was once a cottage industry. “Before the British advent, India [...]

September 24th, 2016 | Posted in Link Columnist | Read More »

Canadian Human Rights Museum Gives A Fitting Tribute To The Komagata Maru Incident

Canadian Human Rights Museum Gives A Fitting Tribute To The Komagata Maru Incident

By Atamjit Singh
It was a memorable visit to Winnipeg last month. I was amazed to see the magnificent building and the information provided inside the Canadian Human Rights Museum that was created a few years back. It’s first museum of its type in world that speaks volumes of the courage of a country that recognises [...]

September 24th, 2016 | Posted in Link Columnist | Read More »

India Becoming A Hot Bed Of Diseases Like Dengue And Malaria

India Becoming A Hot Bed Of Diseases Like Dengue And Malaria

By Dr. Sawraj Singh
India has already become the seventh largest economy in the world. After 2030, India is likely to move to third place. By 2050, China is likely to overtake America and become the largest economy of the world, and India may move to second place. Some people even feel that India will move [...]

September 24th, 2016 | Posted in Link Columnist | Read More »

American Exceptionalism Makes U.S. Athletes Immune To Drug Charges

American Exceptionalism Makes U.S. Athletes Immune To Drug Charges

By Dr. Sawraj Singh
Many people in the world did not quite understand what American Exceptionalism means. Now, it has become clear to many of them. American Exceptionalism is just another name for American double standards. The entire Russian athletic team and many Russian athletes were prevented from taking part in the Rio Olympics and the [...]

September 17th, 2016 | Posted in Link Columnist | Read More »

How I Recall What Happened On The 9-11 Attack On America

How I Recall What Happened On The 9-11 Attack On America

By Dr. Suresh Kurl
September 11, 2001, Tuesday was just another day to wake up to get ready to go to work? As usual, after breakfast, while I waited for my wife in the lobby to say her good bye and go to work, I turned on the TV to catch up with the latest morning [...]

September 10th, 2016 | Posted in Link Columnist, Top News | Read More »

Will Western Mainstream Capitalism Survive The Current Crisis?

Will Western Mainstream Capitalism Survive The Current Crisis?

By Dr. Sawraj Singh
Three countries can be called the leading countries of western mainstream capitalism: USA, Germany and the U.K. All three are passing through a very challenging period in history. This crisis is not a cyclic crisis, which is an integral part of capitalism. This may very well represent a terminal crisis for mainstream [...]

September 10th, 2016 | Posted in Link Columnist | Read More »

‘Licence’ to kill monkeys?

‘Licence’ to kill monkeys?

Animals categorised as vermin after farmers’ complaints
By Sindhu Radhakrishna

Human-wildlife conflict is certainly not easy to solve. Reactive measures like culling, however, serve little purpose except to indicate a willingness to decimate wildlife in a bid to avoid public discomfiture. Culling is a drastic and cruel measure. No attempt has been made to address adequately the [...]

August 28th, 2016 | Posted in Link Columnist | Read More »

Rio games were manipulated

Rio games were manipulated

U.S., U.K. instrumental in keeping Russia out
By Dr. Sawraj Singh
The just-concluded Rio Olympics failed to even win a Bronze medal in terms of fairness, sportsman spirit and promoting brotherhood and goodwill. It seems that the games were manipulated to boost the sagging morale of the U.S. and its closest ally, the U.K.
The U.S. suffered defeats [...]

August 28th, 2016 | Posted in Link Columnist | Read More »

Fearless trailblazer, eternal optimist

Fearless trailblazer, eternal optimist

Harminder never shied away from challenges
By Balwant Sanghera

There are very few people who leave an indelible mark on their communities, families, relatives, friends and well-wishers as they pass away. Harminder Kaur Sanghera was such a unique personality. When she left us for good on June 30, 2016, Harminder was fondly remembered not only by her [...]

August 28th, 2016 | Posted in Link Columnist | Read More »

Opposites unveiled

Opposites unveiled

France bans burkini, Canada honors hijab
By Bhupinder S. Liddar

On the very same day this week that French police were chasing Muslim women wearing burkinis (a new term that blends the words “burka” and “bikini”)
away from beaches, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Canada’s federal police, was announcing the allowing of Muslim women to wear the hijab [...]

August 28th, 2016 | Posted in Link Columnist | Read More »