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casey-bachus's picture
Feb.25.2014
Many times hypocrisy and Christianity are synonymous. People don’t want to become Christians because they think we are all just big hypocrites. But I think a distinction needs to be made here. There are people who call themselves Christian. They go to church, they may read the Bible and pray, but...
robert-earle's picture
Jan.21.2014
The Untouchable by John Banville is an exceptionally good book, one of the best I've read in a long time. The story focuses on Victor Maskell, loosely based on the figure of Anthony Blunt, one of the infamous Cambridge Five, or Six…or Seven…, who in the 1930s began spying for the Soviets and...
farzana-versey's picture
Jan.08.2014
Fine dining, by definition, is exclusive. Can a foreigner bar Pakistanis from his restaurant in Pakistan, their country?  The obvious reaction would be, no. It is racist any way you look at it. However, let us see the other side.  La Maison, run by Frenchman Philippe Lafforgue, in a part of his...
farzana-versey's picture
Dec.12.2013
I saw a dead Nelson Mandela in 2010 for the first time. The symbolism of and reactions to his corpse in a work of art then and to his demise now make for an almost eerie comparison. December 10 Tuesday’s memorial service held at a stadium saw thousands, and many more who watched the live broadcast...
farzana-versey's picture
Oct.11.2013
Those who spent days hyping up the Nobel Peace Prize are now saying it is a load of nonsense.  The reason is simple. 'Their' candidate did not get it. There goes all talk about a unified world.  Technically, this year's winner is the right choice, if we understand that the Nobel Peace is for...
farzana-versey's picture
Sep.16.2013
Why OD on racist comments against the latest beauty pageant winner when the majority of Americans don't care? If they can accept yoga, herbal cures and gurus, and even Spelling Bee and American Idol winners, why would they have a problem with Nina Davuluri, an American of Indian origin, getting...
farzana-versey's picture
Aug.07.2013
Why does the veil frighten its critics even when a woman is fighting alone with that “moving prison”? The Burka Avenger, a character in an animation series that made its debut on July 28, had begun to attract negative feedback even before it was aired because its protagonist wears a veil, even...
farzana-versey's picture
Jul.16.2013
Had Edward Snowden exposed the dirt of the Taliban, he would have been standing behind the lectern in New York at the UN hall on Friday, July 12. The contrast, and irony, is stark. A young man is hounded by the government of his country for exposing its sly mechanism, of its covert war...
farzana-versey's picture
Jul.08.2013
I felt guilty enough to realise I could not bring about any radical change. If you need 'artistic' legitimacy for beliefs, then you are just scattered words, a riff, a mute painting. --- I learned my lesson many years ago as I walked out of her hut, her children trailing behind me in the narrow...
robert-earle's picture
Jun.26.2013
  Homeland by Sam Lypsyte raises the question, for me at least, of whether it is wise to be part of a reading group.  I would not have read this novel if it weren't proposed by the  guy who had the choice of what we'd take up next, and after fifteen pages I began considering whether...