Tag Archives: Islamophobia

‘Fear of creeping Islamisation of the world is the biggest myth’

This is the longer version of an interview that I conducted with demographer and economist Dr Richard Hokenson, founder of Hokenson & Company. A smaller version of the interview appeared in the September 25 edition of DNA and can be … Continue reading

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There’s a case for burning all the holy books

(This column was published in DNA edition dated September 15, 2010.) Venky Vembu There’s an unintended irony about the (eventually aborted) campaign last week by Terry Jones, the pastor of a fringe church in Florida, to make a bonfire of … Continue reading

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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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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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