Indian society was introduced to the concept of “divorce with the advent of the Hindu Marriage Act (HMA) in 1955. The HMA was introduced to enable women who could not tolerate marriage to legally liberate themselves from wedlock. Accordingly,...
Zsa Zsa Gabor, Hungarian-American actress, socialite  and former beauty queen, who was married seven times, once said, “I am a marvelous housekeeper. Every time I leave a man I keep his house. That's not chump change to, say, Zsa Zsa's...
The UK general election takes place on the 6th of May. Generally speaking, my interest in party politics is piqued only when it coincides with gender politics issues, and consequently, even though I’m 34 years old, this will be...
The foreign intelligence threat within the United States is far more complex than it has ever been historically. The threat is increasingly asymmetrical insofar as it comes not only from traditional foreign intelligence services but also from nontraditional,...
Sub: International Violence Against Women Act (I-VAWA) will jail more innocent citizens and break more families. Dear United States Senator/Representative, I am writing on behalf of All India Forgotten Women's Association (AIFWA), the True Equity Network (TEN) India, and Andhra Pradesh...
Quick, what’s the capital of Honduras? Probably fewer than 10 percent of Americans could answer that question prior to the recent news that Honduran President Mel Zelaya was sent packing to Costa Rica by the Honduran military. While it’s...
Dear Family and Friends, A few months ago a friend was approached by a vendor who had a large walnut -sized transparent stone. The vendor didn’t want to say where he’d got the stone from but claimed it was a...
A letter from the diaspora Dear Friends. ‘While the cat’s away the mice will play’ goes the old English proverb. I’m pretty sure there’s a Shona equivalent – something involving the endearing ‘kitsi’ no doubt! But whatever the language, there’s a...
“The withdrawal of such a large foreign investor from the Russian market may cause considerable damage to the image of the country.” This is an understatement published this week in Pravda, Putin’s personal PR machine, relating a major, and...
The decision was made in the past few weeks to proceed with the implementation of the road map to a new constitution as laid down, in some detail, in the Global Political Agreement. This has set us on a...
After thirty years of brutal repression under a theocratic dictatorship, the Iranian people are finally taking to the streets to protest what many of them have always known - that their votes, like their lives, never mattered at all...
In the wake of demonstrations crowding hundreds of thousands onto the streets of Teheran, the world conjures up visions of the 1979 Islamic revolution. No such event is occurring today. The demonstrations are not revolutionary, but they will bring...
I’ve been reading the news again. It’s great fun, like watching an EEG trace as it.slowly.flat-lines. Reading a newspaper increasingly reminds me of watching a leper to see which finger falls off next. You can make bets. In the news...
Argus Eyes is probably the most watched MRA on Youtube. Yesterday he posted what I think is his best video ever. Unlike mine, it is polished and of studio quality. Take my word on it, you’ll really enjoy it. Old...
In the minds of many, evil is epitomized by Nazi Germany. An embittered Austrian corporal, a racist ideology, and an amoral eugenics movement all came together at the same point in human history, eventually spelling the deaths of six...
Kim Jong Il, North Korea’s psychotic “Dear Leader,” specializes in “guerrilla diplomacy.” He backs it up with a half-dozen or so nuclear weapons squirreled away deep inside mountain storage facilities that cannot be reached by our bunker-buster bombs, and...