Thought for the Weekend: The age of robot warfare dawns, but civilian casualties continue to mount

22 July 2018, 08:51 AM
Thought for the Weekend: Inevitable casualties of war (Photo: Twitter)
Thought for the Weekend: Inevitable casualties of war (Photo: Twitter)

It’s been a long week of the ‘bad, the good and the ugly’ news. But it’s a beautiful Sunday today. Take a moment to lay down your shovel, dust off the grimes and shake the shackles off your shoulder.

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So, take off your silver spur, let your hair down and rejuvenate with these highly-rated and thought-provoking exclusive pieces finely curated just for you.

Dance of democracy in Pakistan

Pakistan will vote on July 25. It will be the third successive time that people of Pakistan will exercise their so-called democratic right to elect lawmakers for its Parliament and Assemblies. However, in the true sense, the whole engagement for a free and fair election there is a deliberate farce driven.... Click here to read full story

How Modi punctured the Opposition’s power bubbles

All said and done, the anti-BJP Opposition was better off without Friday’s trust vote---with a plethora of parties combining against the ruling alliance they gave the impression of a fairly formidable phalanx. When the no-confidence motion was put to vote late on Friday, the Opposition’s combined vote was a mere 126 while the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) added up to an....Click here to read full story

Congress party’s golden boy Rahul Gandhi misses golden opportunity to redeem himself

The no-confidence motion debate in Parliament on Friday was billed by many as Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s golden opportunity to redeem himself after his disastrous showing from time to time in the House of the People. That the BJP would come through a clear winner in the vote was never really...Click here to read full story

Inevitable casualties of war: Truth and civilians

We would meet early every morning for an hour-long jog through the snowy streets of Kabul. It was December 2001, just weeks after the US-led Coalition, in collaboration with Afghan military front Northern Allian e would meet early every morning for an hour-long jog through the snowy streets of Kabul. It was December 2001, just weeks after....Click here to read full story

Unable to shake off old shackles, new Congress leadership faces challenging times ahead of 2019 elections

True to his promise and in tune with the times, Congress president Rahul Gandhi has inducted a few promising youngsters in the Congress Working Committee (CWC), but he has not been able to convincingly shake off the stranglehold of the oldies in the party’s highest decision-making body. The 51-member CWC....Click here to read full story

Mobocracy: What ails the system

It is heartening that the Supreme Court has come down heavily on incidents of lynching by misguided mobs and has asked Parliament to come up with a special law to deter such crimes. Saying that such horrendous acts of mobocracy cannot be allowed to “inundate the law of the land,” and become the....Click here to read full story

The vicious loop in marketing higher technical education

Every year, from the month of April to August, the print and electronic media remains flooded with various attractive admission advertisements from different higher technical education institutions in private sector while there is no such publicity initiative from the institutions in public sector in general. Also, there are....Click here to read full story

First Published: Saturday, July 21, 2018 11:46 PM
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