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I am a journalsit, writer and a justice-and-peace activist. I am also involved in safeguarding and promoting the rights of undocumented immigrants in USA. Originally from Bombay (now Mumbai) I have been residing in USA from 1982. My articles and writings have been widely published in India and in the USA. When in India I was also a professional phtographer and owned and ran Flash Phot News Bureau
In this country I was co-producer of Earth Matters (a TVshow) and am presently sponsoring another TV show "The Struggle" My special fields are Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Israel, Palestine
My interests include Literature, Poetry, Indian music, Politics and religion.
I have recently started a blog: defyingsilence.blogspot.com
Putting Mona in perspective
Mona Eltahawy's recent article in the Foreign Policy magazine created quite a buzz on the internet. Though it was a strong call for action against abuses suffered by women,it erred on certain points. This post clarifies on these
The only hope: A Palestinian Revolution
Years of negotiations having yielded no results, the Palestinians are planning to go the UN in September to ask for recognition of a Palestinian State with 1967 borders and for full membership status. Will this yield the overdue end of Israel's illegal occupation? This article deals with this question
Wednesday, April 6, 2011(4 comments)
Honoring the book, violating its teachings
This article emphasizes the need for civility by practitioners of different faiths in dealing with each other. It points out that it was unforgivable for pastor Terry Jones to burn the Quran. But it was equally wrong for some Muslims to go on a killing rampage to express their outrage.
Monday, March 7, 2011
Murder Most Foul
The murder of the only Christian government minister is discussed. The need for Muslims to to save the essence of Islam is emphasized
Wednesday, February 2, 2011(3 comments)
After Mubarak, what?
The whole world knows by now that the Egyptians want Mubarak to go. What no one knows is what will come next? This article discusses some scenarios that could materialise.
Saturday, September 18, 2010(1 comments)
Demonizing Islam, Alienating Muslims, Harming the US
Protests against the building of the Islamic Center in Manhatan are fuelled by anti Islam, anti Muslim and anti Democrats forces. They are based on ignorance and bigotry. This article gives a FULL and comprehensive report on the subject.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010(2 comments)
The Invisible Gandhi
There is a perception that Palestinians are violent people and need to embrace non-violence of the type preached and practiced by Gandhi. The truth is that the Palestinians have a long history of non-violent resistance. This aricle brings this out
Tuesday, July 6, 2010(3 comments)
TIME TO MUZZLE ISRAEL
Article emphasizes that denunciations following the Flotilla massacre are not enough and it is time for the world community to tackle the real issues involved.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
A new book on GAZA like no other
A new book on GAZA that captures the long suffering of the Palestinians and the cruelty of the Israeli occupation -- all in gut-wrenching poetry and telling images.