ARAB SPRING

History’s crossroads

If it were just a square. For 16 days now one square and a unified cry has caught our attention. Hundreds of thousands have poured into Tahrir Square,made it their home,demanding the resignation of th...

Arab Spring? The season has turned

Wissam Hassan would never commit murder in private life, he had no aspiration of taking a weapon either. Fourteen months ago, the discontented and frightened youth crossed over from Syria into Turkey ...

The Minister of Information maintains that there is no revolution

“You don’t think I’m afraid?” asked Bouthaina Shaaban, advisor to Syrian President, Bashar al Assad.We were sitting in the Ministry of Protocol in Damascus and she tugged on her black pearl necklace a...

In Arab spring, Indian labour warms up to Djibouti

Djibouti. Amina Bibi can't get the pronunciation right. Her husband, over the few conversations they've had since his departure six months ago from Dhantala in West Bengal, has corrected her over and ...

Love and longing in Yarmouk

“I’ll call you,” he said, as he turned his back to leave for Yarmouk refugee camp, almost certain that they won’t speak. That they can’t speak. Years of war have turned Syria inside out, left the cell...