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Sunday, October 24, 2021

Will South Asia go blind?

If some Indians — not all —can find excuses to taunt, abuse, harm, hurt, terrorise or kill fellow Indians who are Muslims, will not Hindus and Sikhs living in other countries become the objects of taunts, abuse, harm, hurt, terror or homicide? In a combustible sub-continent, ‘action’ and ‘reaction’ can never be neatly separated.

New problems in Kashmir

Tavleen Singh writes: Kashmir story since that summer in 1981 when Sheikh Abdullah anointed Farooq his heir by handing over his ‘crown of thorns’, it worries me that we are not talking more about Kashmir.

Today, like on the field, let cricket come first

Sandeep Dwivedi writes: On big India-Pakistan match days, like today, when most news channels in both the countries turn into war rooms, and some walk the extra mile to hold dog-fight debates at Wagah border, the Shahid bhais of the sub-continent go unrepresented.

She Said: Best choli forward, and anybody can dance

Leena Misra writes: In Ahmedabad, my first garba was at a club where people piled their belongings, including footwear, at the centre of the dance to “guard” them — a shocker for one used to strangers dancing together.

Inside Track: Look Who’s Talking

Commi Kapoor writes: Rahul’s complete sway over the party was apparent when he declared that he would don the formal crown as president only when he chose to and not simply because some begged him to.

The Balochistan reference: Blunder,Gamble or Guilt?

July 28, 2009 3:49:47 pm

In international relations,perhaps even more than in domestic politics,perceptions drive issues more than reality.

Mark of courage

July 28, 2009 5:06:35 am

Shekhar Gupta’s ‘The big rewrite’ (IE,July 25) is a timely word of caution to our political leaders to rise above petty politics and engage maturely with the Sharm el-Sheikh….

More than hot air

July 28, 2009 5:04:37 am

Why the US still hasn’t understood India on climate change

Unsteady state theory

July 28, 2009 4:58:46 am

Will the food security legislation get us out of the subsidy mess?

Made in India,for India’s defence

July 28, 2009 4:46:53 am

Major modernisation programmes of our armed forces,long delayed by the problems and cost of acquiring systems from abroad,lengthy procurement procedures…

Back to the Kargil front

July 28, 2009 4:41:41 am

Sunday,according to DD News,was ‘martiers day’. Wasn’t sure if we were celebrating martians or martyrs. Either way,violence was done to the English…

Party over principle

July 28, 2009 4:28:38 am

The CPM Central Committee’s decision to remove the Kerala chief minister V.S. Achuthanandan from its highest policy-making body,the politburo…

Pride and Prejudice

July 27, 2009 3:48:02 pm

The reaction to the demands for security when withdrawn on professional considerations and to the frisking of Kalam Saheb has been of disdain on VIP privileges.

Let us become an observer to NAM,rather than a member

July 27, 2009 3:45:05 pm

The debate over the Sharm el-Sheikh joint statement continues. But independent of those issues,there is another one,flagged in Meghnad Desai’s recent column.

What’s worth the news?

July 27, 2009 3:43:59 pm

In my blog last week I wrote about the phenomenon of restaurants pushing feedback forms on diners.

Wait,watch the uncertainty

July 27, 2009 1:17:42 am

The Reserve Bank of India will announce its monetary policy this week. While there has been talk about the RBI reversing its monetary policy stance…

The land illusion

July 27, 2009 1:15:04 am

In Delhi,Kolkata,Mumbai and Bangalore,it seems that everybody is obsessed with the value of their home. The boom in house prices over the last year…


July 27, 2009 1:09:13 am

Why is the United States in Afghanistan? What is the essence of its operations? There are reports,which state that certain ISAF countries do not have helicopters that are crucial to the war effort.

Building better cities

July 26, 2009 3:28:58 am

Nirman Bhawan in New Delhi houses the Ministry of Urban Development as well as the Ministry of Health….

Stop exchanging dossiers

July 26, 2009 3:26:40 am

It’s not often this column gets a mailbox full of letters that agree with the views of your humble columnist. This happened last week. The gist of the letters was that India’s national interest was undermined by the Prime Minister when he allowed his Pakistani counterpart to bully him into that reference to Balochistan in […]

What is India doing in NAM?

July 26, 2009 3:24:28 am

Why are Indian politicians so fearful? Why do they behave like teenagers with acne and angst rather than like leaders of a global power….

I am still around

July 26, 2009 3:21:46 am

Trust the Samajwadi Party’s ubiquitous general secretary Amar Singh not to disappear from sight even when he is in Singapore for a kidney transplant….

Some are more equal than others

July 25, 2009 5:21:37 pm

Kalam stood in line. When will our netas follow?….

PM,’Vijay Diwas’ and the Nuke Sub

July 25, 2009 10:30:06 am

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has an opportunity to rise above the din of Delhi’s latest political controversy.

Irreversible choices

July 25, 2009 5:42:32 am

Any ambitious undertaking invariably has accompanying risks. The Delhi Metro is a big project,carrying its inherent risks….

Figuring out hate speech

July 25, 2009 4:11:16 am

And whether Rita Bahuguna-Joshi broke the law…

The big rewrite

July 25, 2009 4:07:23 am

Don’t fret over the lines of the Indo-Pak joint statement. A bold grand strategy may lie between them….

The big light bulb and a philosophy of life

July 25, 2009 3:48:57 am

The sun,the moon,the earth and me,with news TV….

Looking beyond Darfur

July 25, 2009 3:46:39 am

The Sudanese Civil War ended in 2005. However the province of Abyei has often been at the centre of intense fighting….

Retail but no resale

July 25, 2009 3:32:44 am

End-use monitoring of defence equipment from the US is not taboo….