He is (past tense can only be used with those of much humbler legacies) beyond in the expansive reach of his intellect, from opera to Islam, from literature to philosophy, and quite a lot in between.
The terrible conflicts that herd people under falsely unifying rubrics like 'America', 'The West' or 'Islam' must be opposed.
The Arabs are thought of as different, incapable of logic, unable to tell the truth, fundamentally disruptive and murderous. A long-standing Orientalist view that will not permit the Arabs as a people to exercise their right to national self-determin
Why do the Arabs never pool their resources to fight for the causes which officially, at least, they support. And how much further can they sink?
What is formidable about Iraq is its rich culture, its complex society, and its long-suffering people, . These were all made invisible, the better to smash Iraq as if it were only a den of thieves and murderers
Americans have been cheated and lied to on matters of the gravest constitutional importance.
The United States is not the monolith many presume it to be. It is more accurate to apprehend America as embroiled in a serious clash of identities whose counterparts are visible as similar contests throughout the rest of the world.
An immensely wealthy and powerful republic has been hijacked by a small cabal of individuals, all of them unelected and therefore unresponsive to public pressure, and simply turned on its head.
That Bush and Sharon have contempt for the non-white people of this world is clear. The question is, how long can they keep getting away with it? Every one of us must raise our voices, and march in protest, now and again and again.
Will the last person to leave please turn out the lights? Hasn't the time come for us collectively to demand and try to formulate a genuinely Arab alternative to the wreckage about to engulf our world?
Real change can come, in Palestine as elsewhere, only when people actively will that change.
On the Iraqi expatriate, Kanan Makiya, to promote himself as the father of what he calls a "non-Arab" and decentralised post-Ba'ath country.
In comparison with US war fever, Europe has struck a more moderate, thoughtful tone. But when will it assume a countervailing role to America?
America marches to war as if in a trance. We must do everything in our power to slow down and finally stop the recourse to war that has now become a theory and not just a practice
As Sharon escalates his criminal war against defenceless Palestinians, Arafat has the courage and defiance to resist. And he has his people with him on that score.
What lies behind the Pavlovian regularity with which Arabs try to hurt and impede each other rather than uniting behind a common purpose?
Panic-stricken migrant labourers arrive from Kashmir, in Jammu. Four migrant labourers were shot dead in the valley by the terrorists in the past two days.PTI Photo
BJP activists burn an effigy during a protest against the recent killings of Bihari labourer by terrorists in Kashmir, in Patna.PTI Photo
Patients wait to undergo tests in a hospital, amid a spike in cases of vector-borne diseases, in BikanerPTI Photo
TMC MP Mahua Maitra campaigns with party candidate Braj Kishore Goswami for the upcoming Shantipur Assembly by-elections in Nadia.PTI Photo
Samajwadi Party leaders wearing black arm bands protest at UP Assembly premises before a special session of UP Assembly.PTI Photo/Nand Kumar
The Opposition is hoping for a rich election harvest in Uttar Pradesh but Lucknow appears to be a long way from the killing fields.
The former Delhi Police employee has also emerged as the go-to man for the authorities to reach out to the agitating farmers.
Outwardly peaceful, Kashmir has seen a spate of civilian killings in recent weeks. A silent unease has now exploded into fear and concern after the shooting of minorities.
Virat Kohli will step down as T20 captain of India and RCB but that will not take away the fact that he remains a unique leader
With all foreign soldiers out of Afghanistan, the Taliban is now in a position to do pretty much what it wants.
It can be a crucial stepping stone to develop young minds to appreciate the importance of practising honesty throughout their academic journey and lay the foundations for successful professional careers.
One can be pro-religion, but against coerced religion; one can be pro-vaccines, but against coercion and mandates