Month: April 2016

Toronto: India media mogul Dr. Subhash Chandra translates honour into help

Cheque for $50,000, which accompanies award, given to educational charity Ekal Vidyalaya. KEITH BEATY / TORONTO STAR Order this photo Zee Tv Group founder Dr. Subhash Chandra speaks Friday at a news conference prior to being honoured with the Global Indian Award by the Canada-India Foundation. He’ll now be donating […]

The Announcement

Nasrudin stood up in the market-place and started to address the throng. ‘O people! Do you want knowledge without difficulties, truth without falsehood, attainment without effort, progress without sacrifice?’ Very soon a large crowd gathered, everyone shouting: ‘Yes, yes!’ ‘Excellent!’ said the Mulla. ‘I only wanted to know. You may […]

Pope Francis has broken a pledge.

Source. The Daily Beast. “We are not only disgusted and alarmed, but we realize there is a serious danger,” Minnesota attorney Jeff Anderson said during a press conference last week.  “Pope Francis has broken a pledge. This priest is a predator who needs to be stopped, and they have chosen not […]

Why anti-Muslim hate statistics don’t tell the full story

Source. ET PHOTO: REUTERS The number of police-reported hate crimes against Muslim-Canadians more than doubled over a three-year period (2012 to 2014), according to figures released by Statistics Canada earlier this month. Meanwhile in the US, various groups, including the FBI, have documented an eight-fold increase in hate crime since 2000. As alarming as these […]

The new interventionists

Apr 23,2016 – JORDAN TIMES – MARK LEONARD The consequences of Russia’s intervention in Syria stretch far beyond the Middle East. The Kremlin’s military campaign has tilted the stalemate in favour of the government and derailed efforts to craft a political compromise to end the war. It also heralds the […]

Is it safe to reheat takeaways?

Source: BBC Reheating a takeaway (or if you’re American, take-out) may seem like a good idea at the end of a hard day – but many of us have learnt that there can be a heavy price to pay. Around one million people in the UK suffer food poisoning each […]