Sunday, 14 August, 2022

Eddie van der Walt


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Ruhollah Khomeini (centre) greeting supporters after returning to Tehrān, February 1979 | AP Images

It wasn’t easy to support Salman Rushdie in Bangladesh. Then I realised fatwas are contagious

Islamic fundamentalists can’t be compared with a few Hindu extremists. By doing so, it is practically denying the gruesomeness of Islamic terrorism.
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Bitcoin’s 224% rally this year proves it’s here to stay

To ignore very evident Bitcoin’s spikes in the past year, the most recent one being last week, is to dismiss the evidence of history.


Nirmala Sitharaman being sworn in as defence minister by President Ram Nath Kovind

The biggest challenges Nirmala Sitharaman will face as India’s new Defence Minister

Sitharaman, who is only the second woman defence minister in India's history, is expected to work closely with the Finance Minister to take key industry-related decisions
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.