The violence of the Taliban has been internalised. Religion has been twisted beyond recognition.
In Pakistan, there is a large difference between growing up with Urdu or with English
Turkey’s backsliding into religion frames the reversals in the post-Arab Spring Middle East
As the state’s writ weakens, blasphemy cases increase in Pakistan.
A new book maps Karachi from its halcyon days to its current lawlessness.
Can the Pakistan Supreme Court accept that those elected by the people cannot be dismissed from parliament for ‘impiety’?
Trade should be the building block of India-Pakistan relations.
Like Sheherzad of Arabian Nights, Intizar Husain tells stories without moral lessons
Trade talks are crucial to normalising bilateral ties. Kashmir can wait.
The Nobel prize winner will find it difficult to return to the country she wants to serve
If Pakistan is going through one of its typical convulsions, simply blame the CIA, Mossad, RAW, the US.
If India has communal riots, Pakistan is brutal to Hindus in Sindh.
It will be the economist, not democracy, who cuts down to size Pak’s Imran-Qadri duo.
Imran Khan and Tahirul Qadri say what Pakistan has is not democracy. What they promise is utopia.
So far, those who think attrition would weaken the cults if the standoff is prolonged are being proved wrong.
Imran Khan and Tahirul Qadri lead an attack against representative democracy.
The change of mind in Pakistan via-a-vis India is real. But foreign offices of both countries remain addicted to deadlocks.
The gap of learning between India and Pakistan is significant because it goes beyond the argument of population ratios.
As Imran Khan and Tahir-ul Qadri face off with Islamabad, will the past be repeated?
The only way to keep writing about terror organisations — and live.
Pakistan plays a role in the story of ISIS founder Abu Musaab al Zarqawi.
A South Asian union based on trade could reduce the incentive for war in the region.
What the UK is doing to my Pakistani relatives who live there.
How it’s taking a toll in Pakistan.
Altaf Hussain is no longer the figure he was. Yet, the MQM draws support because its alternative is the Taliban.
As Sikhs protest in Islamabad, Pakistan is forgetting what the past is trying to say.
The outcome of the Modi-Nawaz meeting was predictably seen as disastrous by the swelling pro-army tide in Pakistan.
If India and Pakistan come closer through trade and investment, the first issue they must resolve is Sir Creek.
Pakistan’s deathwish hatred is the Ahmadi community.
A singular identity breeds violence — look at the proud tribal Pakhtun and the adaptable, giving Punjabi.
India’s new prime minister provokes alarm and fascination in its neighbourhood.
There is sub-nationalism in Sindh and Balochistan, where Muslim communities want out from the state of Pakistan.
A city madrasa in India could have something to do with sharpening of Shia-Sunni tensions in Pakistan
Indians should stop pining for a single-minded strategic culture, look where that got Pakistan.
Diplomacy in South Asia is given over to give-no-quarter bureaucrats, who cleave to a nationalism that continues to trump economics.
Free elections in Afghanistan mark the beginning of an arduous road to peace.