The Dialogues

Plato should be read by everyone who can read

Muhammad Maroof Shah

There are two kinds of men: those who have read Plato (at least some dialogues including The Republic) and those who have not. One can only pity those who are in the later camp. Plato’s Dialogues constitute the Taj Mahal of Philosophy.  The whole of Western philosophy is little more (if not only More

Traversing Poetic Landscapes

Brian Mendonca’s A PEACE OF INDIA: POEMS IN TRANSIT manifests him as a painter of word images!

Professor Muhammad Aslam

Dr Brian Mendonca, a personal friend, is a modern poet from Goa who has, over the years, gained rich experiences of travelling across India observing varied cultures. His first collection of poems LAT BUS TO VASCO: POEMS FROM GOA won him acclaim for its richness of thought and expression. He is basically More

Arnold Schwarzenegger: By the Book

The actor, former governor and author of the memoir “Total Recall” says today’s cleaned-up versions of Grimms’ fairy tales are nothing like the horror versions he read as a child.

What book is on your night stand now?Right now I’m reading a book called “Incognito,” by David Eagleman, about the human brain. I’ve always been interested in psychology, so learning about the things that influence our thinking is really important for me. In bodybuilding, I was known for “psyching More

SHELF
Book: Can a Bridge Build Itself ?Author: Omer A. ERGIISBN: 978-1-59784-224-2PAGES: 198About the BookA believer recognizes and affirms Almighty God. In his view this world is an abode where the Name of the All-Merciful One is constantly recited, a place of instruction More

PASSAGE
In any age and social climate, there are some sweeping beliefs that seem to command respect as a kind of general rule--like a "default" setting in a computer program; they are considered right unless their claim is somehow precisely negated. While democracy is not yet universally practiced, nor indeed More

  • Kashmir

Zalpora youth loses life ‘at the hands of Sarpanch’

Villagers Accuse Panchayat Head Of Beating 22-Year-Old Boy To Death

SUHAIL AJMAL

Zalpora (Sumbal), Jan 16: A day after a 22-year-old youth from Zalpora was found dead near Sultanpora village on the outskirts of Sumbal tehsil in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district, the villagers Wednesday More



  • Srinagar City

URS NAQSHBAND SAHIB (RA) OBSERVED WITH FERVOR

Srinagar, Jan 16: The annual urs of Hazrat Khwaja Naqshband Sahib (RA)  was observed with fervor and reverence across Kashmir today. The largest congregation was held at the shrine of Khanqah More




  • Jammu

Glaring disparity in rental charges

Govt accommodation

Legislators Pay 10 Times Less Than State Employees

AKSHAY AZAD

Jammu, Jan 16: Reflecting how politicians are availing huge concessions at the expense of public money, the state government is charging ten times less rent from the legislators than the employees for More



  • South Asia

‘Pak general elections by May 15’

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Islamabad, Jan 16: Amidst protests by cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri for the dissolution of Parliament, the Pakistan government today said it is determined to complete its five-year term and to hold the polls by More



  • Pattan/Hajin

Hajin remains overcast with dust

IMRAN MUZAFFAR

Hajin (Sonawari), Jan 16: Sand is a ‘big problem’ in this north Kashmir town. Everyday when hundreds of vehicles zoom around carrying the substance extracted from the river Jhelum, clouds of dust hover More



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