Thursday, July 28, 2005

Now Amir Taheri goes after beards and Hijab :,,1072-1709661,00.html

He argues that "Growing a beard has nothing to do with Islam"
He seriously needs to do some research
See for instance :

I won't even talk of Hijab because much has been already been said on the issue.

Thursday, July 21, 2005

Thomas Friedman yet again

Read what Thomas Friedman has to say today in The NYTimes
Why does he continue to repeat inflammatory quotes in his articles ?
Also note that he quotes from MEMRI
For the truth about the israeli propaganda site - memri read interesting info here link
As an aside I did not like his new book .He is rather selective in his interpretation .For example he says globalization started off in 1492 Ancient India had trade links with West Asia and East Asia.The Islamic civilization was the first global civilization.Thus the Arab traveller Ibn Batutta could travel from present day Morocco to India and beyond and not feel totally a stranger.

more on this later ...

Thursday, July 07, 2005



Read the interview of Science Reporter Editor Biman Basu here

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Scientific American is now being published in India by the India Today Group Yippee !!!
However it is very expensive - Rs 100 a copy.
Now when is the New Scientist coming to India ?
For a long time there has been a lack of general science magazine(s) in India.
Science Reporter published by CSIR is the only one around.
Sometime back Science Today (later 2001) used to be published by (I think) the Times of India group but was dicontinued. The rest (Junior Science Refresher ,Junior Science Digest etc...) are sundry competition magazines which are full of MCQs for IIT -JEE and other competitve exams.

For those interested in understanding the relationship between Islam and science
look for Nuh Ha Meem Keller's article(s) on
Harun Yahya also writes on these topics .