Day: October 30, 2011

Sachs: A nation of vidiots

Editor’s Note: Jeffrey D. Sachs is Professor of Economics and Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University. He is also Special Adviser to United Nations Secretary-General on the Millennium Development Goals. For more from Sachs, visit Project Syndicate or follow it on Facebook and Twitter. By Jeffrey D. Sachs, […]

US sows discord in South Asia

Source: Asia Times on Line The United States has embarked on a divide-and-rule strategy in South Asia with a propaganda assault on Pakistan’s warming relations with India and Iran, highlighting Washington’s increasingly desperation to embed itself in the region as the Afghan endgame enters a crucial phase. In this context, […]

US and Islamists: It takes two to tango

Source: Times of India When Libya’s interim government announced the official ” liberation” of the country on October 23, it also declared that a system based on the Islamic sharia, including polygamy, will replace the dictatorship that Col Muammar Qaddafi ran for 42 years. “We as a Muslim nation have […]

Watching horror movies good for brain

Source: Times of India Horror movies are good for mental health (Thinkstock photos/Getty Images) Scared of watching horror flicks? Well, its bad news for the ladies who are wary of watching such movies. Excuses for not watching the movies will not work anymore. Studies have shown that horror movies can […]

Abbas: Arabs erred on 1947 partition

By AMY TEIBEL | AP ARAB NEWS JERUSALEM: The Palestinian president, in a remarkable assessment delivered on Israeli TV, has said the Arab world erred in rejecting the United Nations’ 1947 plan to partition Palestine into a Palestinian and a Jewish state. The Palestinian and Arab refusal to accept a […]