Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Orhan Pamuk fined for uttering a historical truth

“Thirty-thousand Kurds and one million Armenians were killed in these lands, and nobody but me dares to talk about it.” so said Orhan Pamuk, the Nobel Prize-winning author in 2005.

Now a Turkish Court orders him to pay 6,000 liras (about 4,000 USD) to six individuals—1,000 liras each—in compensation for insulting their “Turkishness”.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Indian business dynasties are robber barons

Indian business dynasties are “robber barons”.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Manmohon Singh is no chump

He may be a straightforward guy, but he is no chump.

Monday, March 07, 2011

In terms of information

The history of humanity can be told in terms of wars, in terms of kings, of money — you can look at it from lots of different perspectives — but I believe that the perspective that’s most useful is in terms of information, and of changes in the way people communicate with one another. That’s what transforms human societies more profoundly than anything else.


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