Iraq

The Lure of the ISIS

The Lure of the ISIS

On the day of Eid, a group of Tamil Muslims in Ramanathapuram district proudly wore t-shirts with the logo of ISIS printed on them and took a group photo. And then someone decided to post it in Facebook. That’s when troubles began. The photo went viral and soon the law and order began knocking the […]

The Age of the Warrior

The Age of the Warrior

Robert Fisk is an angry man. I can’t blame him. If you were a foreign correspondent in the Middle East, based in Beirut, for more than 30 years having seen countless wars, insurgencies and injustices, it’s any wonder that you even lived to tell the tale. He had climbed and walked over a mountain of […]

Iraq, Again

I had written about Iraq before. I’m compelled to write again now because this week, the entire western media is busy observing the fifth anniversary of the war. Understandably, the noise is particularly jarring in the UK. From documentaries to public surveys to special supplements to newspapers, they are everywhere. Since I have been reading […]