This membership can be easily leveraged by the two nations to justify the impeachment of human rights in their own respective countries. What’s laughable is that Russia and China are both communist countries who see human rights as a threat to their existence. This decision obviously brings the UN Human Rights Council’s credibility at stake.Read more "Human Rights Tossed? UN elects Russia, China for Human Rights Council"
Itzhak Stern, a Jewish clerk said this to a fleeing Oskar Schindler as World War II reached its sunset and the Allied forces liberated Nazi torture and extermination centers. Schindler is often credited for using his wealth, connections with top Nazi Party members, and position of power to save at least 1200 Jews and the coming generations from a near-certain death during the Holocaust.Read more "Ner Shel Shabbat: A Nazi who saved 1200 Jews and Generations"
Lost in the magnificent sand dunes of the great Sahara desert lies a country on the Western Coast of Africa. The time seems to have stood still here for the last 200 years. Desert is the country’s most treasured possession but this desert holds some of Mauritania’s darkest and deepest secrets: Human Slavery.Read more "Secrets of the Sahara: Mauritania’s Dark Side"
A father’s blood and sweat, A mother’s second love in life, A son’s dream car, and a daughter’s most true friend-this is how Volkswagen as a brand took place in our family. Back in 2010 when Volkswagen India launched the Vento, it was the most head-turning vehicle for several months. People were in awe of […]Read more "Für die Führer: Volkswagen’s Nazi connect and deep roots in modern-day Germany"
Since secularism is now a bad word, it is important to point out what was once obvious: that minorities, in particular Muslims, have as much claim to India as Hindus. If India—one of the world’s most diverse countries—is to stay united, peacefully, then it must celebrate its minorities and what they do. Written by Harshit […]Read more "Inscribing the Self: Tearing the fabric of the nation, Painting it saffron"
A modern-day Julius Caesar plot was hatched in Egypt following the 2011 Arab Spring movement. In the center of the plot was the country’s first democratically elected President Mohamed Morsi. Morsi was abandoned by most of his loyal people in the government, his own security force, and the executive branch of the government. Mohamed Morsi went on a trial in […]Read more "Mohamed Morsi: Egypt’s President Who Couldn’t Govern All "
“Ever since I made tomorrow my favorite day, I’ve been uncomfortable looking back.”- Paul Harvey. FaultLines looks back at six years of existence and first year of its revamped avatar, here is the story of this blog to you. 6 years, 70 plus articles, 1900 subscribers worldide-and growing stronger. Sprung, stumbled, run, fallen, rolled over, […]Read more "Turning 6 Stronger: A Look Back At Last One Year of FaultLines"
In the 21st Century, China has seen itself as a leader of the Developing World. In the early years of Communist China its leader Mao Zedong presented the country as a champion for the developing world and provided like-minded regimes with both military and development assistance. In the 1970s, following Mao’s death, China focussed its […]Read more "One Belt One Road: The Chinese Expressway of Global Economic Dominance"
The first crusade set the whole ball rolling for two centuries of war between the world’s two most practiced religions. Christianity and Islam were at the gates of each other to conquer land and enslave men, women, and children. Medieval Europe was under a strong influence of Christianity. People believed in religious values and words […]Read more "Crusades: The war between Christianity and Islam for Jerusalem"