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Under the rule of the army

Pakistan government’s room for manoeuvre is clearly limited by the irresistible rise of the army.

Book Review - The Pakistan Paradox: Instability and Resilience

Christophe Jaffrelot rises to the challenge with aplomb. With erudition and energy, he presents a historical and political sociology of Pakistan, from the end of the rebellion of 1857 to the aftermath of the killing of Osama bin Laden.


Intellectuals pay rich tribute to Ambedkar at Columbia University

Ambedkar received an M.A. in 1915 and a Ph.D. in 1927 from the Ivy League University.

Parivar and the City

The personalisation of the BJP’s election campaign today does not stem only from the presidentialisation of the Indian polity.

The politics of Manmohanomics

The middle class that has benefited the most is also Singh’s biggest critic.

Sardar and the swayamsevaks

Patel appreciated some RSS attributes. But he was not in favour of letting the organisation penetrate the state apparatus.


Silence speaks more

Modi attempts a new tone towards Muslims. But facts from Gujarat tell another story.

Tortured ties

When Sharif meets Obama,the issue of drone strikes will be on his mind.

Dangerous liaisons

The problematic relationship between politicians and the police is one aspect of the dysfunction that assails Gujarat Police

The other militancy

In Pakistan,the Shia-Sunni conflict is causing a vertical split in society.