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Welcome to Chowraha - crossroads!

Chowraha is the crossroads of thoughts, events, opinions and feelings...all that have been shaped by individuals living in an increasingly complex world inter-connected through various means of communications.

This blog is about the crossroads in society - whether it is those of a diaspora community, global media complicating the structure of nations and cultures, or individuals finding parallels in spaces unknown to them.

The above picture is courtesy a much-admired photographer (Ali Khurshid) whose work is a source of inspiration and reaffirms the belief in the complex beauty of this world.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Who is Political Prisoner Mumia Abu Jamal

Rejected by Supreme Court, Mumia Still Awaits Justice

Mumia Abu Jamal has been locked in Philadelphia jail for over two decades awaiting his death row. His only crime, his defenders argue, is the color of his skin.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Is war on terror a bad strategy?

Battle against terrorism is leading to more hatred

There are vast amount of finances being used to conduct the war on terror. However, terrorism seems to be on the rise still. Is the "war on terror" a bad strategy?

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Dr. Afia's Case Still Demands Justice

Binyam's evidence advances investigation into Dr. Afia's case - it is revealed that in fact Dr. Afia was imprisoned all five years of her "disappearance" in Bagram jail, Afghanistan. Her story demands cries for justice - forward and spread the word.