Tag Archives: 9/11

How ‘ShahRukh-itis’ is checkmating the US

(This column was published in DNA edition dated August 19, 2009.)   Venky Vembu   Ancient Persians, who were fond of the royal game of chess, named one of the more powerful and agile pieces on the board the Shahrokh. … Continue reading

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The madness of rage

(This column was published in DNA edition dated December 10, 2008, barely a fortnight after the terrorist attack on Mumbai in November 2008.) Venky Vembu Even a fortnight after the terrorist attacks in Mumbai, people across India are seething with … Continue reading

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Needed: an Islamic Reformation

(This column, calling on moderate Muslims to seize the political ground from fundamentalists and jihadists, was published in  DNA edition dated November 12, 2008; barely a fortnight later, the Mumbai terror attacks unfolded…) Venky Vembu Politics abhors a vacuum, and … Continue reading

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