Day: November 17, 2012

The foreign hand delusion

The Express Tribune: Aakar Patel. On the Indian subcontinent, regional trouble is blamed on the foreign hand. This is because our citizens love their nation and its constitution. It is the mischief of the neighbour that must be suppressed. Such stupidity is a commonplace in our parts among public, state […]

India: Blasphemy backlash

X index: Catholic groups in India have brought blasphemy charges against Sanal Edamarauku, the country’s most prominent rationalist. They may get more than they bargained for, says Caspar Melville For the past two decades Edamaruku, president of the Indian Rationalist Association, has been spearheading a campaign of de-mystification and public education […]

Comic talks Muslim humor and Islamophobia

Source: CNN (CNN) — If laughter is the best medicine then few are more qualified to offer a prescription than Riaad Moosa. The South African comic-turned-movie-actor is a fully trained doctor, but it’s his Indian heritage and Muslim faith that provide the basis for his stand-up material. “I’m a comedian who happens […]

Pakistani Hindus celebrate Diwali

Pakistani Hindu revellers wave sparklers on the occasion of Diwali in Karachi on November 13, 2012. Diwali, the festival of lights, is celebrated with jubilation and enhusiasm as one of the biggest Hindu festivals. People decorate their homes with flowers and Diyas (earthen lamps), celebrate the homecoming of the God […]