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Swap Plants, Save Environment

On a sunny Sunday morning before Christmas, I saw a group of giggling young girls and boys in the Biodiversity Park in Hyderabad. Each one was carrying saplings of different varieties and sizes, carefully grown in pots of varied sizes and shapes.

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MQ-9 Reaper: the quiet king of the sky that took out Iranian commander

The attack on General Qasseem Solaimani, the top Iranian commander and his close Iraqi confidant with surgical precision by two missiles, fired from the MQ-9 Reaper drone of the US Air Force, clearly illustrates a frightening aspect of modern asymmetric warfare.

MQ-9 Reaper: the quiet king of the sky that took out Iranian commander
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Coming to the defense of the persecuted is not bullying, it’s noble

On Friday, December 27, 2019, a resolution titled “Situation of human rights of Rohingya Muslims and other minorities in Myanmar” was passed with an overwhelming majority of votes during the 74th session of UN General Assembly at its 52nd resumed meeting, held at the UN headquarters in New York.

Coming to the defense of the persecuted is not bullying, it’s noble
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Swiss Chocolate Roll

They are not selling Swiss Rolls down Gregory’s road anymore. Not after having to eat two of them, one ‘original’ and the other that makes the Swiss look like donkeys or ‘proper nanas’ in Colombo. The Swiss, like their cheese and chocolates, haven’t looked good ever since their hoarding of Jewish gold surfaced after WW2. This included the gold teeth of 6 million Death Camp inmates in WW2. In Colombo they have produced circus clowns.

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Can BJP Climb Higher in 2020?

If the last few weeks of the year just gone by are set aside, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party can look back to 2019 with satisfaction. The BJP was certainly more than pleased with its thumping victory in the Lok Sabha polls last May in which it exceeded its 2014 performance followed by success in achieving most of the goals of its Hindutva agenda. It was able to sell stories of its success in giving Pakistan the stick. Narendra Modi has remained the most popular leader of the country.

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The Dots that Connect the Swiss to the Tamil Diaspora

Since Swiss special envoy Jorg Frieden’s visit, who specially flew down to resolve the matter of the fabricated abduction, there is a blanket of silence from both Sri Lankan and Swiss Governments. Is this a sign of stalemate where neither side is willing to budge from their stand or whether the Swiss had decided to make peace with evidence is anyone’s guess? The whole Swiss saga, including the matter of granting asylum to IP Nishantha Silva, who is wanted in connection of a murder case, is now either dead or dormant. We can only hope that the inconclusive ending does not come back with a vengeance at a later date to haunt Sri Lanka.

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Do Muslims matter in Modi’s India?

Since sweeping to power for the second time in May of 2019, Narendra Modi and his BJP government have delivered within six months what they have been promising to their chauvinistic Hindutvadi supporters. Kashmir’s special status as a state is gone with Article 370. The site for the historic Babri Masjid is now cleared for building a Hindu temple – the Ram Mandir.

Do Muslims matter in Modi’s India?
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The True Color of OIC at The Hague

Dr. Mahathir Mohammad, in his opening speech of the Islamic countries at Kuala Lumper, hits the nail on the head “The Muslim countries are in a state of crisis, helpless and unworthy of this great religion which is meant to be good for mankind,” was in fact demonstrated earlier, at the ICJ (International Court of Justice) regarding the Rohingya Crisis.

The True Color of OIC at The Hague
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2019: India improves journo-murder index

As the year 2019 is approaching the finish line, India appears to improve its journo-murder index with only two casualties this year. As the world witnesses murders of nearly 50 scribes for journalistic works till date (95 casualties in 2018), India’s share has also gone down considerably from six to two incidents of journo-killings.

2019: India improves journo-murder index
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The name Mary is mentioned in the Quran 34 times. Jesus is mentioned 25 times in the Quran.

Many Catholics engaged in evangelization with Muslims point to Islam’s reverence for Mary as a possible bridge between the two religions. What exactly do Muslims believe about our Blessed Mother?

The name Mary is mentioned in the Quran 34 times. Jesus is mentioned 25 times in the Quran.
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