What Palin could teach Netanyahu about reality

When I read the Washington Post’s story "Palestinians Seek Recognition through South America" this morning, all I could think of was Sarah Palin. Now, some might think that is a kind of a disorder that calls for therapy more than it does another blog post. But I suspect you are probably jumping to the wrong […]

Between ULFA and peace

Members of the main rebel group in India’s troubled northeast, United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA), meet Indian Home secretary Gopal Krishna Pillai, left, in New Delhi. The separatists accuse the Indian government of exploiting Assam’s natural resources while doing little for the indigenous people, most of whom are ethnically closer to the people of […]

People Making a Difference

It takes an unusual mind to bring a wood chipper to the desert. But in her 37-year quest to help save Africa’s most endangered big cat – the cheetah – Laurie Marker has gotten used to taking unusual steps. "Actually, I have two," she says of the chippers in an interview in Indianapolis, where Dr. […]

Legacy of our Leaders

Remember your leaders, who spoke the Word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Hebrews 13:7-8The secret behind every success lies in the mind of every concerned individuals and leaders. The great men and women of […]

Three years after independence

“Dawn rolling over, the clouds bring the rain, it’s time to start over, time to join hands.” These were the first lines of Kosovo’s 2010 campaign to reach out to the world. The lyrics give an idea of the country’s continuing challenges. Today, Kosovo is celebrating the third anniversary of its independence. Despite all arguments […]

In hope, not expectation

TOOTHLESS and turbaned, the porters who loiter at Wagah, on the Indian side of the only border crossing by road with Pakistan, are a frustrated lot. Aside from the odd diplomat or journalist, few need a bag carried. Only the very occasional lorry laden with vegetables trundles over the frontier. Walk into Pakistan, and the […]

So how much red meat CAN we eat?

Experts can’t agree on how much red meat we should be eating. The confusion about how much red meat is safe to eat intensified last night as Britons were warned they should cut down to reduce the risk of cancer. Adults will be advised to eat no more than 500g a week – the equivalent […]

Monitoring & evaluation of the state machinery for governance

A DIPR Feature Temjenkaba, News Assistant Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) are critical activities to ensure good governance. They are necessary for the achievement of evidence-based policymaking, budget decisions, management and accountability. For successful implementation of any developmental programmes or projects, proper planning and monitoring of funds utilisation, quality assurance and timely execution of project are […]

Manmohan Singh nears his nemesis

In the year of our Lord Two Thousand and Eleven, it is no longer possible for mortal high and mighty folks to hide behind Constitutionalism for protection from public ire for their crimes. The fires that swept Tunisia and Egypt since January have since spread to Yemen, Iran and Jordan. Millions of Indians, disgusted at […]

Should Good Christians Stay Away From Politics?

Some Christians would tell you, “Politics is bad. God doesn’t want you to be in it.” No doubt these are good people with the best of intentions. They don’t want you to become corrupt like many of our politicians. But this would be like saying to a physician, “Doctor, stay away from people with diseases.”If […]

Imran Khan Is A Non- Starter

Imran Khan the Chief of Pakistan Insaf Party (PTI) could have flashed, like Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, as a glowing star on the political horizon of Pakistan. But all these years in the politics, he has remained a non-starter. Once in a while, he appears on the stage, frets and fumes, displays his tantrums and then […]

Intellectual created playbook used in a revolution

Halfway around the world from Tahrir Square in Cairo, an aging American intellectual shuffles about his cluttered brick row house in a working-class neighbourhood in Boston, U.S. His name is Gene Sharp. Stoop-shouldered and white-haired at 83, he grows orchids, has yet to master the Internet and hardly seems like a dangerous man. But for […]