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Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Iran: Hard-Line Judiciary Chief Wins Presidential Election

Jun 19, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Ebrahim Raisi won the presidential election by 17.8 million votes

The Real Bomb

Sep 27, 2013 Uri Avnery

If the Mossad had been asked to sketch the worst possible Iranian leader Israel could imagine, they would have come up with someone like Hassan Rouhani

Mounting Malaise

Inept policies, religious pressure add to poverty, poor health and cross-border challenges in Iran

Outgoing Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, left, shakes hands with President elect Hasan Rowhani, during a meeting at Rowhani's office, in Tehran, Iran. Rowhani has vowed for better ties with the world, and aims to reduce the West's sanctions against Iran over the country's disputed nuclear program.

Powerful Moderation

Jun 20, 2013 Mohammed Ayoob

Rouhani’s election signals a desire within Iran for a person at the helm of Iran’s day-to-day conduct of foreign policy who has the diplomatic skills to engage with the rest of the world, especially the major powers.

'There Were Three Viewpoints'

'Some segments within the U.S. government orchestrated the attack to reverse the declining American economy and its grips on the Middle East in order also to save the Zionist regime. The majority of the American people as well as other nations and p

27 April, 2009

Can Two Walk Together?

Uri Avnery

It could be argued: if Ahmadinejad behaves like a Mossad agent, Avigdor Lieberman behaves like an agent of Iranian intelligence. I don't say so, God forbid. I really don't want to be sued for libel.

25 September, 2007

'In Iran, We Don't Have Homosexuals, Like In Your Country'

Columbia University Alumini

But he just brazenly side-stepped many questions, invited all and sundry to Iran and then added: "In Iran, when you invite a guest, you respect them. This is our tradition, required by our culture. And I know that American people have that culture, a

25 September, 2007

'Is This What You Call Freedom And Upholding The Freedom Of Thought?'

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Lee Bollinger's speech, said the Iranian prez, "was an insult to information and the knowledge of the audience present," as he went on to repeat and rephrase what he called were his two questions as an academic: on holocaust and the nukes.

09 May, 2006

To The President Of The USA

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

'Liberalism and Western style democracy have not been able to help realize the ideals of humanity. Today these two concepts have failed. Those with insight can already hear the sounds of the shattering and fall of the ideology and thoughts of the lib

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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‘Laab’ In The Mountains

He would take his colour, brushes and canvas outside to paint and talk with his love. He would stand close to the window and paint, keeping an eye on his muse.

Graphic Novel

Play Us A Memory, Violin Man

They say the violin mimics the human sound. In his case, it was that of love, of longing. He didn’t know any other way of loving.

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Play Us A Memory, Violin Man


It’s Just Numbers, Love

Younger people do not have much progressive beliefs; a 2017 survey found that one-third of young people opposed inter-caste marriage.

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The Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

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Super Immunity, Natural Vaccines, Covid Gods: A Desi Guide To Denying The Pandemic

Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

Jan 01, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

Dec 28, 2021 Tanvir Aeijaz