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Away from Kashmir, scattered Kashmiri diaspora comes together

By Majid Maqbool
Kashmiris in North America are a thriving community of diaspora who live in the United States and Canada as their adopted home. Unlike many other immigrant communities, a significantly large number of Kashmiris are professionals, including doctors, engineers, scientists, professors, entrepreneurs, technology consultants, and business leaders.

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President Trump in Saudi Arabia: A sign of Pragmatism and Real Polity

By Fazzur Rahman
The first foreign visit to Saudi Arabia by President Trump has proved that economic, strategic, security, national interest, and real polity are likely to determine the contours of US policies in the region, far away from the religious and civilizational rhetoric of the past.

Meryl Streep shows how artists can restore sanity in a divided world

By Murtaza Ali Khan
But no one has been more vocal in the protest against Trump than Hollywood. Anti-Trump rallies have been helmed by the likes of Robert De Niro, Michael Moore, Alec Baldwin, Julianne Moore, and Mark Ruffalo. But, perhaps, none of them has managed to get the kind of attention that Meryl Streep’s recent speech at the 74th Golden Globes garnered during which she unleashed a scathing tirade against Donald Trump without ever mentioning his name.

What’s Generating Terrorism in Muslim States?

By Zaboor Ahmad
Despite having a rich resource base and owning billion of dollars, the Middle Eastern countries have not yielded anything and are unable to transform it into power. Most of the Muslim societies have been unable to create representative and functional institutions based on egalitarianism and democratic values.

Book Review: Where did the Indians go?

By Bhupinder Singh
In my many years of professional life in the US and Canada, I have worked with people from many nationalities but not encountered even one Indigenous person. As I read through Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz’s, An Indigenous People’s History of the United States, it became easier for me to understand why this is so.

The Anticipation

By Anindita Das
Her restlessly roving eyes caught the electronic status board of the flights. The word ‘cancelled’ against Air India stared back at her. Each letter, formed in red, confirmed her worst fear. Her long anticipated holiday now stood cancelled. CANCELLED.

Nemo: When we go to war, they go to war

By Achyut Dutt
That was the fun side of Nemo, but there was another side, the one he was trained to be. A killer. That was something everyone who came in contact with him had to remember, including his handler, me. Nemo was trained to be a cold-blooded killing machine when the order was given. And the kill order was usually a terse, “Get him!” Unless he happened to be a very good shot and quick on the draw, the other guy wouldn’t survive the encounter.

Mountain Reverie: A Surreal Canvas at the Yosemite National Park

By Lopa Banerjee
I look at the steep movement between the mountains, the soft, sensuous light trailing through the silvery mountain bends. I read their curves, bends and slopes like books of sonnets and stories, tracing each page in its sacred solidarity, as the curved landscapes ramble, roam, and converge with each other like enchanted lyrics.