Tag: terrorism


Jihadist Terrorism: Is Death Penalty Enough? Law

With Kasab’s judicially mandated death, if and when it takes place, we would finally have the satisfaction of having buried another drying leaf of the carnivorous forest of terrorism. Of course, none of us is naïve enough to believe that the forest would even do as much as spend a moment in silence at the burial. It’s business as usual. But the newly planted saplings...

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MY NAME IS KHAN: Unimpressive, yet relevant Movies

He is not a terrorist. Neither are millions of Muslims across the world. My Name is Khan returns to the question of confused Muslim identity in the wake of 9/11 with little novelty other than Shahrukh’s rediscovering himself as an actor playing a patient of Asperger’s Syndrome, a form of autism. Rizwan Khan (Shahrukh) sees world in black and white, and the shades of grey...

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KURBAAN: Unapologetic, glossless take on terrorism Movies

The opening credits with flashing images of wires, electronic devices, detonators and a swinging yellow bulb in a dingy workshop supported by thumping musical beats for a background score set the pace of the movie right at the onset and prepare the viewer for the gory things to come. The credits end with the dying glow of the bulb’s filament that soon sinks into visual...

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Jihadist Terrorism: Is Death Penalty Enough? Law

With Kasab’s judicially mandated death, if and when it takes place, we would finally have the satisfaction of having buried another drying leaf of the carnivorous forest of terrorism. Of course, none of us is naïve enough to believe that the forest would even do as much as spend a moment in silence at the burial. It’s business as usual. But the newly planted saplings...

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Lamhaa: No ‘story’ and nothing ‘untold’ Movies

Training camera on Kashmir’s truth is no child’s play because there are simply too many versions of too many truths involved in the composite reality of the blood-soaked heaven-on-earth. Likewise, understanding the politics of Kashmir is quite a daunting task because there are just too many players with varied interests grinding their respective axes. Lamhaa promises to tell the ‘untold story of Kashmir’ and ends...

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