Day: April 5, 2012

Students don hijabs in show of solidarity

Source: The Commercial Appeal Every Hijabi has a story. Hajar Sakhi, a Rhodes College student from Nashville, was working at a fast-food restaurant in high school. One day, a customer looked at her wearing a uniform visor over her headscarf and started laughing. He left without ordering. “My manager said, […]

Women Excluded from Germany’s Opinion Pages

Credit: Spiegel Germany By Barbara Hans dapd “Die Tageszeitung,” the only German paper currently giving women a voice. German newspapers are full of clever commentaries, artful rhetoric and ideas. But an evaluation of national papers shows that editorials are almost always written by men. As the business gender quota debate rages […]

The Lady and the generals meet half-way

By Brian McCartan Myanmar’s highly anticipated by-elections, held on April 1 for some 45 parliamentary seats, has borne its first diplomatic fruit. The United States announced a relaxation of certain economic sanctions and movement on the resumption of full diplomatic relations with Naypyidaw in reward for the country’s recent democratic […]

US playing cat and mouse with Pakistan

Credit: Asia Time: The United States has placed a bounty of US$10 million on the head of Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, accused by Delhi of masterminding the militant mayhem in the Indian city of Mumbai in 2008. The action has surprised Pakistan, where Saeed lives openly, and casts a shadow over moves for […]

Is Truth An Illusion?

Source: TOI:   Experience it to know, says ACHARYA MAHAPRAJNA   Truth is eternal. The one who sees truth does not create it; he only explains it. Mahavira was not the founder of truth; he expressed it, he elaborated on it. With long years of penance, he was able to […]