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THE CHALLENGE OF CONFRONTING ISLAMIC TERRORISM PDF Print E-mail

TERRORISM AGAINST ISRAEL – DR. UZI ARAD, OBSERVER RESEARCH FOUNDATION, 8TH OCTOBER, 2004
[Editor's note: Normally, 'Plainspeak' is the page exclusively for the column authored by the editor of the Vigil web site, This time we make an exception because of the blunt speaking on Islamic terrorism. And also because a response to Dr.Arad by looking at Islamic terrorism in India will soon be made in this page.]

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WHAT LIES BENEATH – A MOCK EPIC IN FIVE ACTS PDF Print E-mail

I never thought I would live to see the day The Rape of the Lock would be bettered. How wrong I was! Renuka Chowdry, Mani Shankar Iyer, Barkha Dutt, Rajdeep Sardesai and Sushma Swaraj, singly and collectively out-performed Pope’s heroine. This was better than anything Pope had written; this was live, and the events of the last two days hovered between the burlesque and the farce, between melodrama and spoof. The best thing about this mock-epic was that the leading dramatis personae donned dual roles and also provided the comic relief. Even as I am writing this, and today is the 19th of May, the bathos is being stretched even thinner. Sonia’s coterie it seems, does not want the melodrama to reach the final act – the denouement. The CWC, led by the chief Lady-in-waiting, Ambika Soni declared to all those who were watching that she, Natwar Singh, and Ahmed Patel had resigned as members of the CWC and intended to meet Sonia Gandhi along with other psycophants to pressure her to step back from her decision not to be Prime Minister. News just coming in tells us that the AICC has submitted its resignation too and as a fitting finale to this orgy of maudlin sentiments, all newly elected Congress MPs have also threatened to resign. The BJP led NDA may be back in power sooner than even they had imagined in their wildest dreams. It would seem that these Congress worthies intend to keep the truth behind Lady Macbeth’s decision not to be PM away from the people.

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